April 13th, 2004 - Open Knowledge
Apr. 13th, 2004
David King is a bit of a nut.* However, I agree with much of what he wrote in his essay "TO SHRUG - AN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE FOR AN INDIVIDUALIST"
[Note: I don't agree that Shrugging is morally desirable. To reduce your income below taxable levels, just to avoid paying taxes, seems to be a case of cutting off one's nose to spite your face. However, I definitely agree that reducing your expenses as much as possible, so that you're free to spend your time as you wish, is a very desirable goal.]
* I suggested to him that he publish a practical manual describing how he had outfitted his bus for long term living. He said that he didn't want to do that because he thought that his technical skills would be very valuable to a Galt's Gulch-like society that he expected to form upon the collapse of civilization, and he didn't want to give up his competitive advantage.
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