Seasteading! Tax Havens for the Rich?

Seasteading! Tax Havens for the Rich?



The United States was founded as a tax haven. The British Empire tried to impose taxes by
force, but a small group of colonists thought they could do a better job governing themselves. The United States became a haven for people
dissatisfied with everything the old governments did poorly. Two centuries later, the United States was
the dominant power of the world, taxing Americans much more than the British Empire ever did. Meanwhile, small island nations like the British
Virgin Islands were imposing no income tax on their citizens or corporations. For this, the US and Britain called them a
tax haven. Yet when Americans move more than two thousand
miles from California, which imposes high income taxes, to Florida, which imposes no
income tax at all, people don’t call Florida a tax haven. So why is the Bahamas, which is less than
200 miles from Florida, called a tax haven? Here are the Top Ten Biggest Tax Havens of
2018, starting from number ten: and
— the Biggest Tax Haven in the World?– Ireland. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar accused
the larger states of hypocrisy, saying: There’s nothing wrong with Ireland offering
a haven from high taxes, but there is something wrong with other powerful nations ganging
up and forming a tax cartel which doesn’t allow smaller nations to offer unique services
at cheaper prices. Economist Daniel Mitchell wrote: The more tax havens there are, the lower your
taxes will be. The first seasteads must be voluntary societies
like cruise ships. They will require fees for services, but they
will not impose taxes imposed by force on people who don’t choose it. If island paradises like the Bahamas, British
Virgin Islands, and Cayman Islands can provide better services by imposing virtually no taxes
at all, imagine what a thousand free floating nations can do. If you’d like to learn more about how seasteading
can peacefully improve your government by providing superior alternatives, go to Seasteading.org,
and read, Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor,
Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians.

8 thoughts on “Seasteading! Tax Havens for the Rich?

  1. The people that even say the word "tax haven" are not convinced by the argument that such places will help lower taxes for everyone. Those types of people love taxes and want more (thinking it is only for the "rich", the reality is that it hurts the poor).
    These are the people that should stay on land. They don't get it and probably never will.

  2. When will there be something materially built for people to go there and live without government impositions?
    Something modular, I hope, so it can grow and don't hit a scaling limit.

  3. I'm fairly certain that the United States was founded on the principle of "no taxation without representation".
    We didn't fight a revolution just because taxes were high, we fought because we were being taxed and not being represented in the British government.

  4. Before 2010 Florida imposed 6% sales tax on all boat transactions and collected $1.5m each year on transactions over $300,000. After 2010 the maximum sales tax on each boat of $18,000 ($300,000).
    Florida's revenue on boat sales over $300,000 increased nearly 10 times to $13,480,000! A true win-win that was copied by Maryland, New York, New Jersey.

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