There. Is. Hope.
And you don't have to move. (Although supporting the Free State Project is a great idea, and this idea probably applies double in New Hampshire.)
Half of the world's workers are already in the unregulated, untaxed underground economy. That number's expected to reach two-thirds in 2020, only eight short years away. This according to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, an international group composed of representatives from 34 countries.
Almost 10% of the US economy is underground already. And that doesn't include illegal traffic like drugs and prostitution. Add that in, and it's an even bigger piece of the pie.
The $10 trillion underground economy is the second-largest in the world after the US, and it's growing like a weed.
This is NOT something they like to talk about. If you can't beat 'em and you don't want to join them you have a third option: Ignore Them!
I've been writing a series of blog posts about this and what it means for the next decade or two. The first four columns are up.
The Apolitical Economic Superpower
A quite-likely surprising look at the massive economic powerhouse represented by the underground economy, and why it offers hope for increased freedom in our lifetime.
The Rise of the Phoenix Society
Even in the most-regulated economy on the planet, people are finding ways to slip away from the reins of the taxman and the regulator. The future's coming, ready or not.
Homebrew Production is Coming
Just as home PCs transformed society, the coming RepRap machines are going to have a huge impact in the not-too-distant future.
Open-Source Freedom added 3/27
The open-source movement has gone beyond software to physical goods of all kinds, offering the possibility of escape from the centralized, corporate, mass-production model of society.
Enjoy! Stay tuned for future columns in the series.