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John Galt's home away from home > Could John Galt find happiness anywhere in the US today?

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message 1: by Josh (new)

Josh Langston | 3 comments As a newbie to this forum, I'll try to tread lightly. At least until I know my way around. I've long been intrigued by the idea of a town which might exist without benefit or interference from outside governments. I'm not espousing anarchy, just wondering what the alternative might be if a village could escape the oversight of state and national governance. My book, Resurrection Blues posits some ideas while disguised as a contemporary thriller.

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Tom Pittman viii | 3 comments There is no place for John fault here, closest you can get is rural alaska, but if the village gets to loud or big then it will have intervention.

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Josh Langston | 3 comments I agree that isolation would be required, but there are many states which have large tracts of uninhabited territory. I suppose, however, with the advent of drones being flown domestically, staying under the radar would become increasingly difficult. Residents would have to be diligent about avoiding detection.

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Tom Pittman viii | 3 comments Not only would isolation be important, there would need to be title reason for statists to involve themselves. Alaska has a culture of real liberalism, and has little reason to involve its self into communities that are self sufficient. (Speaking as an Alaskan)

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Tom Pittman viii | 3 comments The one issue is that most of alaska is not private, the vast majority of Land is held by the government.

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Josh Langston | 3 comments Vast tracts are held by the federal government throughout the lower 48, too. Especially in the southwest. It would be problematical but not insurmountable. I'm speaking hypothetically, of course!

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