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Listen to Raymond Craib on The Hated and the Dead Podcast

The Hated and the Dead Podcast
March 2022

In a first, my guest and I examine a group of people, rather than one single politician. Adventure Capitalists are a loosely connected group of libertarian-leaning businessmen, dedicated to creating “exit projects”. These projects are private polities outside the control of the constitutions and laws of traditional nation states, meaning that the adventure capitalists become the kings (or queens) of their own domains. These projects may be found on land, out to sea, in space, or online. The activities of super-rich Americans such as Jeffrey Epstein makes the leaders of these exit projects deserving of much greater scrutiny than they receive at present. My guest for this episode was Raymond B. Craib, historian at Cornell University in New York state (@raycraib on Twitter).

Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age