Going Galt, the non-romantic version

Posted by DennisJeeves 10 months, 3 weeks ago to Going Galt
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Most people when they talk about 'Going Galt' are generally talking about living in some secluded place on their own (except perhaps with immediate family members). They also often want to stop dealing with the mainstream entirely. This in my opinion is not always optimum, Ideally the Gulch should be able to replicate all the useful concepts that the mainstream has come up with: like a hospital, or jobs that pay well. Larger projects (whatever that might be) require more people who are philosophically aligned and intellectually wise to co-operate achieve that goal.

I'm putting crude efforts in that direction which are outlined here at https://quberoot.wordpress.com/ . If you are interested please contact me after reading what I have put in the link. One thing that I can say unflinchingly is that it will take a lot of effort in building working relationships - something which most admirers of Ayn Rand are incapable of comprehending.

Summary, if you don't want to read the all pages on the link:
1) Get together with like minded people (I have defined what like minded is in the link that I put).
2) Work on projects for mutual benefit.
3) Initial efforts will be co-operating online. It may or may/not involve physical relocation, depending on many factors.
4) A stress on people rather than projects. Without the 'right' people every project no matter how well laid out will be doomed.
5) I'm no John Galt, expect an ordinary middle class fellow, with some grand ambitions( that may never materialize). You will have to pull your own weight, you can ( and should) expect a reasonable amount of co-operation and efforts from me.

As you can see there is nothing novel about the concept (partly the theme of Galt's Gulch in Atlas Shrugged ) , but the big challenge appears that often relatively independent thinking people also come with reclusive and non-cooperative tendencies. This means that there is near complete lack of efforts in putting aside minor differences to co-operate with other like-minded people for mutual benefit. Independence of thought (which is gret) tends to foster loner (which is bad) like tendencies


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  • Posted by $ Abaco 10 months, 2 weeks ago
    "something which most admirers of Ayn Rand are incapable of comprehending" - haha! Well, then, ok.

    I'm an admirer and spend much of my money-making time building working relationships. You mention "projects". Here's a freebie. You need establish three things to have a project (assuming you're building something): scope, schedule and resources. If you're missing one of those you've just got a mess.

    Years ago somebody reached out to me (pretty sure it was via this forum) to discuss building a community in New Zealand. Anybody else remember that? Curious what happened. I was interested, actually...
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    • Posted by 10 months, 2 weeks ago
      You mention "projects". Here's a freebie.

      Freebie, care to explain more?

      >You need establish three things to have a project (assuming you're building something): scope, schedule and resources. If you're missing one of those you've just got a mess

      Isn't that obvious? (Not claiming it's easy or that every one does it.). I'm focusing on people for whom those things are common knowledge.
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