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Tim left his job as an architect to travel the world for a year with his young family.
How free are we to travel across the imaginary boundary lines that governments have arbitrarily defined?
If you don’t love it, can you leave it? Where would you go?
Part 1 of the Citizen of Nowhere Series.
View full show notes at anarchitecturepodcast.com/ana006.
May 1, 2015To: TimSubject: World’s Craziest Idea
Let’s go somewhere, sell our house, rent our house. Before our kids are in school. Can you take a year sabbatical? Let’s get basic jobs. Lets buy a one way ticket to somewhere warm and have an adventure. I’m serious. Maybe I’m just exhausted but it would be amazing.
I think we should find the cheapest Caribbean island we can move to and have an adventure. Maybe I’m just inspired by an article I read, but we only live once!
I love you.ErinDiscussion
Tim’s Abroad Life – www.abroad-life.com
Driving ourselves crazy – Snow sickness, work, pick-ups and drop offs
A Narrow Life – Struggling with careers, family life, and personal life
Crunching the Numbers
Renting our house for profit
Cheap housing while traveling
“Two cats, three dogs, four horses, chickens and ducks”
“No! I am not doing donkeys.”
Working Remotely – A Partial Success
Childcare or Full Time Dad?
No income means no income tax
Rental property income tax loophole
Health insurance cost savings – travel medical insurance and short-term medical insurance – actual insurance, not prepayment
The worst thing about Obamacare
The Zero Hour Workweek
The tenant search
Planning the itinerary – “We just changed the return flight.”
The pre-launch checklist – Three months to get everything done to leave
Where have we been?
Las Tablas, Panama
Aguada, Puerto Rico
Loiza, Puerto Rico
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Freedom of Movement (00:37:40)
Inclusion and Exclusion
The effect on private property
Immersion in the culture
The 30% Rule of traveling with young kids
Empathy from experiencing environmental conditions that shape local culture
Breaking down apprehensions about people in different cultures
Naive, petty nationalism
Unreliable infrastructure builds reliance on a strong community structure
Reasons to emigrate
Favorable tax regimes
Security from persecution and expropriation
Lower cost of living
Seeking better jobs, higher wages, and starting businesses
Access to benefits and services – better healthcare, education, housing, welfare – controversial when these are provided by governments
Why governments restrict travel (The “Ends”) (00:55:10)
Are border controls effective?
Keeping out criminals
Convicted criminals have already served time
Border controls can’t identify criminals who haven’t been convicted
Most Wanted – jurisdictional problems created by borders and regional monopolies of security services
Global competitive private security agencies – Discussed in ana003.
Private security checks at ports of entry in cooperation with security agencies
Most Wanted people need to be pursued no matter what side of a border they’re on
Preventing spread of disease
Zika virus – no visible symptoms, no screening at border – self-reporting
“These guys come on the plane in full biohazard suits”
Food poisoning in Shanghai
“That was the first time I defrauded the Chinese government. But it wouldn’t be the last…”
“Nobody’s going to answer yes to any question that’s going to cause them to have to spend more time there.”
Keeping out pests
A Hell of a prime time lineup
Australia’s pests have been imported by – guess who?
Fruit Fly, Rabbits, Foxes, and Cane Toads
They’ll Take Our Jobs!
The moral problem
Minimum Wage vs. Low Wage Workers – Minimum wage law guarantees there will be illegal immigrants
Nationalism = Racism?
Eliminating borders could alleviate global poverty better than any charity or welfare
They Won’t Have Jobs!
Effects of denying right to work
Tax funded benefits create conflict.
Privately funded benefits? Government “charity” crowds out private charity .
“They’re not your tax dollars.”
Decoupling poverty from immigration – Border control cannot solve entitlement problems.
They’ll Become Citizens and Vote!
“This is a real concern, if you think that voting has anything to do with promoting freedom within a society.”
Immigrants may be more likely to vote against oppression than locals
Voting is a charade
They Won’t Become Citizens and Vote!
Lack of assimilation
Immigrant enclaves ease transition for newcomers
Can immigrant communities foster criminality?
Code of Silence – a response to immigration controls?
Issues in immigrant communities are no different than issues in non-immigrant neighborhoods
Would open borders reduce sudden shocks?
What anarchism is all about – Individuals can find ways to help refugees better than governments.
The Uber of Refugees
Open borders would make refugee movements more diffuse
How do Governments Restrict Movement? (The “Means”) (01:30:45)
Presumption of Guilt and Exclusion
Not needed before World War II
Joe filled his passport in Macao
PSA: You can’t travel on a passport within 6 months of expiration
Joe’s most difficult border crossing – Canada
“How dare you build a Planetarium in our fine country!”
Guy in the trunk
England’s absurd border entry process
England’s absurd work visa process
Arbitrary quotas and green card lottery
Elements of built environment used as means of restricting movement
Ports of Entry – Airports, Seaports
Architectural barriers – Designing the rat maze
Government Goons are People Too
“You can always opt for the manual inspection”
Customs and Quarantine
“A suitcase full of dried fish”
America’s absurd border entry process
When automation makes the process slower
Unofficial Ports of Entry – Borders
Border fences and walls
“Build a wall between the US and Canada”
“All border controls boil down to some guy standing on a wall who’s not going to let you in with your life.”
Mobile Border Patrols
“Your Papers, Please”
“These days totalitarianism comes with a smile”
The INS goes Up in Smoke
Next Episode Teaser
Joe’s wife coming to America
Joe moving to Australia and becoming a citizen
Impacts of mass immigration on the built environmentLinks/Resources
Travel medical insurance http://www.insubuy.com/travel-health-insurance/
Short-term medical insurance https://www.getinsured.com/ancillaryquote/stm
The tenant search – Sabbatical Homes www.SabbaticalHomes.com
Cheap housing while traveling –
VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner) www.vrbo.com
Trusted Housesitters www.trustedhousesitters.com
Mind My House www.mindmyhouse.com
The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Yes, it’s a real show. In it’s 12TH SEASON! That’s how bad Australian network TV is. Hey Libertarians – the narrator of this nauseating state propaganda is Grant Bowler, who played Hank Reardon in the Atlas Shrugged movies! How does that make you feel?
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