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Dave Troy Presents— Libertarian Exit with Raymond Craib

By Dave Troy
October 9th, 2022

The idea of leaving society to start up a new one isn’t exactly new… history is full of people leaving to go start new countries. But the idea became especially fashionable in 20th century America and was jump-started as a reaction to the counterculture in the 1960’s, and given new life by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in the 2000’s.

Dave talks with Raymond Craib, professor of history at Cornell University, about his new book “Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age” which covers the upsurge in these ideas in the 60’s to today, and their connection to everything from Brexit to Seasteading.

Learn more about Ray Craib’s work on Twitter (@raycraib) and at his Cornell faculty page:


Adventure Capitalism (Book):


Keywords: Libertarian exit, libertarianism, Murray Rothbard, Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, Michael Oliver, Werner Stiefel, New Atlantis, Tonga, Minerva Reefs, Abaco, Bahamas, Mitchell WerBell, Andrew St. George, Phoenix Foundation, Azores, New Hebrides, Vanuatu, Stefan Mandel, Mondragon, David Duke, Bayou of Pigs, Peter Thiel, Seasteading, Joe Quirk, Patri Friedman, Balaji Srinivasan, Nick Land, Curtis Yarvin, Mencius Moldbug, Urbit, Hans-Herman Hoppe, James Dale Davidson, William Rees Mogg, Jacob Rees Mogg, Brexit, Sovereign Individual, Longtermism, Effective Altruism, Honduras, ZEDEs, Charter Cities, Liz Truss, Shankar Singham, Barbara Kolm, Mises Institute.

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