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Why Liechtenstein Works: Self-Determination and Market Governance

4th August 2017

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I am about to tell you about a place where fundamental libertarian pillars of self-ownership and private property are never violated, a place of almost absolute, maximum individual liberty. A place where state coercion is nonexistent, or actually, as I will later argue, a place where there might be no state at all.

But here is what I am not going to do: I am not going to try to convince you to move there. Actually, I would discourage most of you from even trying. This place is too small, its culture too skeptical of foreigners, and quite frankly the cause of liberty is too great for us libertarians to attempt a mass exodus of this kind. Instead, what I want to do is show you how this place became so free, and what this freedom actually looks like, because libertarians often have a flawed conception of what would happen if we suddenly got rid of the state. Second, I would like to share my ideas about what kind of strategic changes we can make to our discourse, that is to say the language that libertarians use, in order to make our countries a bit more like this amazing place, the Principality of Liechtenstein.

What happens when your absolute monarch is a libertarian?

2 Responses to “Why Liechtenstein Works: Self-Determination and Market Governance”

  1. Elganned Says:

    They forgot to mention that the entire country is approximately the same size as Des Moines.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    And much more prosperous, not having any Fashionable Minorities to speak of, nor being run by Democrats.