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Naomi Brockwell is head FilmBug at Liberty.me and host of the Liberty.me Film Salon, and Positive Liberty series. Actress, Film Producer, Opera Singer, and Austrian Economics Evangelist -- based in New York City, and originally from Western Australia. CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions, Policy Associate at the New York Bitcoin Centre, on Mannkal Economic Education Foundation advisory council, Reason TV contributor, Former Director and Producer at the Moving Picture Institute , Media Liaison Officer for the Principality of Hutt River, host “Learn Liberty online academy. See full bio here.
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Landon Synnestvedt September 30, 2015 , 4:00 pm Log in to Reply Vote1
I was drawn to this photo (b/c my friend Michael Strong appears w/ Naomi Brockwell) but I can’t access the video from here.
Reagan Rothbard September 30, 2015 , 8:40 pm Log in to Reply Vote2
@landonsyn I think it has the link now.
Roger Browne October 3, 2015 , 8:28 am Log in to Reply Vote2
Great video clip, Naomi!
I still have a letter I received from Prince Leonard 35 years ago when I was planning a trip there. It was my student days, and sadly I ran out of money before I got there. I’m glad to see that the principality is still going strong, even though it’s not recognised by Australia. In this modern age, recognition by the internets counts for more than recognition by gov anyway!
Naomi Brockwell October 21, 2015 , 12:18 pm Log in to Reply Vote0
Thanks, Roger! I completely agree, if the internet is onboard then that says a lot! 🙂
Rick Rule October 21, 2015 , 12:38 pm Log in to Reply Vote2
We need a thousand of these schemes, well done!
Naomi Brockwell October 21, 2015 , 12:50 pm Log in to Reply Vote1
Thanks! Agreed, we definitely do!
Landon Synnestvedt October 21, 2015 , 1:32 pm Log in to Reply Vote0
@rrule What factors could help make liberty spaces profitable as entrepreneurial ventures?
Rick Rule October 21, 2015 , 1:58 pm Log in to Reply
I suspect, depending on the model, that some of these schemes are in developers parlance, “planned unit developments’. the promoters make money by solving their customers problems, if you were able to solve someones accommodation problems, bundled with solving other problems ( taxation, regulation, education, to name a few, ) you ought to be able to charge for it.
I’m hoping to participate or launch one of these in my declining years.
In every ” ,planned ubit development” i’ve seen, the developer- promoter promulgates rules to fit his or her needs, and his or her perceptions of the market wants. Thats why we need a thousand, so that customers will have options , and we will learn by the relative success and failure of many approaches.
Landon Synnestvedt October 21, 2015 , 2:52 pm Log in to Reply
@rrule In your ‘declining years’?! This might be your best endeavor yet! Your swan song, your legacy. You are describing the new kind of human-environmental entrepreneurship outlined by Spencer MacCallum in the “Enterprise of Community”. http://explorersfoundation.org/glyphery/280.html
Rick Rule October 21, 2015 , 3:37 pm Log in to Reply
I’m keeping my cards close to the vest right now.
I suspect that if we experience another global liquidity crisis, that the most affected societies will be the marginal frontier societies. I also suspect that a group might be able to buy a substantial quantity of sovereign bonds at an extraordinary discount t par, and exchange them for fee simple real estate, and limited sovereignty.
If I were to succeed, it would not make a dent in the world’s problems, but it might offer a partial solution to a few hundred families, whose visions were compatible with my own. And it would be an interesting social laboratory, at no cost to society.
Landon Synnestvedt October 21, 2015 , 3:52 pm Log in to Reply
@rrule Intriguing! Keep me in mind. Meanwhile, I’m gathering info on legal system entrepreneurship (e.g. DIFCcourts.ae) and city-scale best-practices for governance, infrastructure, energy & security.
Landon Synnestvedt October 21, 2015 , 4:04 pm Log in to Reply Vote0
@rrule Although many have imagined developing liberty spaces on empty land, the biggest opportunities & social gains may be in re-configuring existing, populated urban spaces where the state has no capacity to provide basic services or infrastructure.
Rick Rule October 21, 2015 , 4:08 pm Log in to Reply
I don’t disagree, but that opportunity is not as geared to my preferences or skill sets. I encourage others to try, freedom is a huge market, and there is more than enough room for all of us
Landon Synnestvedt October 21, 2015 , 4:35 pm Log in to Reply Vote1
There’s truly plenty of room. And I might really enjoy living in your version of free community @rrule. I don’t intend to disparage any particular focus or niche.
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