Commonwealth of Belle Isle - Going Galt in Detroit?

Posted by  $  bigjim 5 years, 10 months ago to Culture
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I've linked to the "About" page, so be sure to check out the rest of the site while there.

I learned about this from a snarky article that originally appeared in the Nation. http://goo.gl/69KV0
SOURCE URL: http://www.commonwealthofbelleisle.com/belle-isle/


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  • Posted by Non_mooching_artist 5 years, 10 months ago
    The article really was snarky!

    Interesting concept, though I'm not sure how viable it would be. I did find the site intriguing, though. I agree w/kh that there is no way the US govt wouldn't have their fingers in that pie.
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  • Posted by khalling 5 years, 10 months ago
    thanks bigjim. this is very interesting. I read through the faq s and see two glaring flaws, in my opinion, even though I love the overall concept. 1. requiring 300k as a "citizenship" fee will not ensure the best and brightest for the city state. 2. remaining part of the US. there is no way the US govt would allow a city state to operate outside federal law.
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  • Posted by  $  terrycan 5 years, 10 months ago
    An interesting concept. The city of Detroit has a lot of abandoned land. Newt talked about making Detroit a tax free zone for a period of time. This would encourage capital to flow in. Newt wanted to give Detroit the same deal as Puerto Rico.
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