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Seasteading, ivory diving, seabed mining, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: June 5, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action)

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

  • Seasteading. Ok, we’re not actually obsessed with Seasteading. What we are obsessed with are the increasingly convoluted proposals to create floating nations at sea (heck, I even wrote a novel or two about that). Fresh from the New Republic: Libertarians Seek a Home on the High Seas.

Courtesy of Seasteading Institute

Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)

MAP COURTESY SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

Some of our past writing on seasteading, for your enjoyment.

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