Libertarian utopia

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There have been many attempts and proposals to create a libertarian utopia. Anthony van Fossen writes that every tax haven is a variation on the theme of the sovereign libertarian utopia.[1] The Pacific Islands have seen several attempts, such as the Republic of Minerva. Charter cities have been another proposal for breaking out of conventional political arrangements to create a system with much greater scope for innovation in rules.[2] Robert Nozick's book Anarchy, State and Utopia contains a final chapter that describes a pluralistic libertarian utopia.[3] Proposals for an anarcho-capitalist society are sometimes regarded as inherently utopian.[4] David Boaz has argued that the consumer choice facilitated by a free market system would create a framework that could offer thousands of versions of utopia to suit the desires of different people.[5]

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  1. ^ Anthony van Fossen Canadian review of studies in nationalism, 28 (2001) 77
  2. ^ Charter Cities. Marginal Revolution. Retrieved on 2011-01-27.
  3. ^ Thomas Nagel Review: Libertarianism without Foundations. "Reviewed work(s): Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick". The Yale Law Journal Vol. 85, No. 1 (Nov., 1975), p. 136
  4. ^ D Godefridi, The Anarcho-Libertarian Utopia-A Critique 
  5. ^ "Creating a Framework for Utopia". David Boaz. Cato Institute: Daily Commentary. Cato.org (1997-12-24). Retrieved on 2011-01-27.