"The future happens over a very long period of time."
Having never done anything illegal in his life, he was startled to understand, all of a sudden, that a ruthless constabulary was a crucial resource to more imaginative sorts of criminals, such as himself.
Other observers have mocked it outright, such as Slate's Jacob Weisberg, who deemed it perhaps "the most elaborate effort ever devised by a group of computer nerds to get invited to an orgy."
During Thiel's final year of law school, in what was characterized as a free-speech exercise, one of the Review's editors, Keith Rabois, shouted, "Faggot! Hope you die of aids!" outside the residence of a dorm supervisor, resulting in a firestorm that prompted Rabois to leave Stanford. Thiel, who was outed as gay in 2007, devoted several pages to the incident in The Diversity Myth, a 1995 book he coauthored, writing that "Keith did not deserve months of public condemnation and ostracism." Thiel later brought Rabois to PayPal as an executive vice president.
a kind of floating petri dish for implementing policies that libertarians, stymied by indifference at the voting booths, have been unable to advance: no welfare, looser building codes, no minimum wage, and few restrictions on weapons.
Is it just me, or is being worth billions of dollars and then setting yourself up someplace specifically outside of the reach of law a really, really unsafe thing to do?
Libertarianism depends on everyone having the same systematic view, and places the system ahead of the individual.
then make fun of some idealistic geeks who want a country that you are FREE to join and leave at your own will.In fact, what will guarantee anyone the right to leave at any time? If someone decides to "hire" a bunch of people, lock them in a room for labor and sexual abuse, who's going to step in to protect their freedom and rights? (see: the Kuwait comment above. Because that's basically what happens.)
then make fun of some idealistic geeks who want a country that you are FREE to join and leave at your own will.
If sneer-laugh isn't a thing, then a large part of my lulz from browsing online are not genuine.
I don't see why this gets such knee jerk hate.
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