On the freedom to start your own country

In the past, not everyone could start any business. You had to get permission from the ones who were ruling you. This stifled competition and created monopolies to the detriment of both citizens & consumers. Today, that seems like an antiquated notion, and there is broad agreement that society is better off when everyone can be an entrepreneur.

This talk invites the listeners to entertain that unless we allow citizens to be able to start countries like startups, political entrepreneurship if you will (or political polyamory if you prefer another analogy), they will never really be free nor discover better ways of living together. For on a planet where every land has been seized by a state, citizens can jump ship but can't create their own, giving states little incentive to hear their voice owing to the hardships of jumping ships and the impossibility of true exit.