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  •  Why does it look like a piece of Vegas or Dubai? (1+ / 0-)
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    Or Disneyworld maybe... places that are not self supporting besides the unsustainable gambling, or tourist/visitors or oil money.

    And for a taste of the aftermath of a version of a Galtian Utopia... play the video game Bioshock....

    And the real economy of whatever the nutz who want to set this up actually ends up as is an open question... a mix of Mariannas sweatshops, underpaid Vegas or Disney-style peons or semi slave foreign guest labor like in Dubai  to build it and service it plus the big tax free selling point?... somehow it would just not work in the long run since the Galt fairy tale would founder on the rocks of rich entitlement... the investment class hires other to do things and for the most part does not work and leeches off of others... And it would be too big a target in the middle of an economically dismantled area... gated communities can be hidden a bit better than a big showy rich thumbing nose at the rest spectacle visible for miles up and down stream.

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 09:38:17 AM PST

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