Is it time for the discussion?

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    Who is ready to Go Galt?

    channingcrowderhungry's response to the other thread I posted tonight inspired this question...
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    It's been my company's best year ever, so no. I hope a bunch do, though. Namely our competitors.
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    Where are you going to make this mythical place?
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    We are having a phenomenal year as well. Won't be quite as good as last year due to the birth of our son and time off.

    While from the literal side I agree with you. I ponder how fun it would be for businesses (majority) to ban together and withhold (not spend or keep) taxes together to make a point to the government. Yes I know it would never happen as it would be illegal but how do we get the government to end the madness?
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    Ocala FL?
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    Aren't the Scientologists building a hold in that area?
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    Idaho
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    belize, costa rica, Palatka


    Not enough discomfort to support anything meaningful. As long as people have American idol, wally world etc ain't nothing going to change.
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    Maybe a sea floor community?
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    Dianetics is a strange book. I liked his science fiction though.
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    Didn't hear that, but they have a strong hold in Clearwater (and that is an ugly thing). The reason Ocala might be associated is b/c of Travolta having a house just north of there at that private airport community.
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    Lots of people are leaving the country permanently, Latin America seems to be the destination of choice.
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    Yes, I knew Travolta lived there and I have heard they are starting to move up from the Clearwater area. QGator mentions it.
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    The whole Galt's Gulch fantasy is comical for several reasons, but the two most obvious are these --

    1) in real life, many, maybe most, aspiring Gulchers wouldn't abandon the people they know or care about to that. Or they would prefer to stay and fight it out, because it is after all the American way.

    2) in real life, it isn't like the folk getting ditched would just peacefully cooperate in that, they would use force, extortion, and any number of tricks to keep people from leaving -- stay and obey made literal.
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    It's basically the reverse of the Marxist fantasy of the general strike that brings capital to its knees. In reality, neither capital or labor can escape capitalism by simply refusing to play ball.
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    Well, nobody who even smiles at the thought of Galt's Gulch would ever think of capitalism as something to escape from. If anything, they would think of it as capitalism making its escape from the clutches of inferior socioeconomic paradigms.
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    Which is a reverse-Marxist fantasy. Marxism is essentially the liberation of productive forces from an "inferior socioeconomic paradigm." In Rand, the productive force is the heroic individual "producer" dragged down by the worthless "leeches," in Marxism its the worker dragged down by the oppressive , useless capitalist.

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