Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Libra: The Libartarian Utopia in the Sky (1978)

An interesting piece of ideological ephemera: produced and distributed by a San Diego-based free market think tank called World Research Incorporated in 1978, Libra posits a 2003 in which an over-regulated World Government has stifled innovation and enterprise to such an extent that libertarians have gone into near-earth orbit to form a space colony utopia of free market "freeponsibility":

Those curious (or baked) enough can watch the full 40 minute film here.

Via disinfo


Nick said...

They were about 10 years off and didn't consider that maybe an island would be simpler to implement than a space station.

Tristan Eldritch said...

Nick - yeah, reminded me a little of that story alright.