I'm the maker of Nomad List, Remote OK, and Hoodmaps and I experiment w/ 3D. I travel to work from anywhere, bootstrap side projects into open startups and only own what fits in my backpack. I also made 12 startups in 12 months. Before doing startups, I started a YouTube w/ 100+ mln views. Follow me on Twitter or read my blog. You can buy my book MAKE now.

National Borders Have Become Irrelevant

I’ve really come to the conclusion that borders are bullshit and I can’t wait until they are increasingly viewed as an anachronism like they have come to be viewed within the EU.

They create a number of inefficiencies in many many systems and the truth is that the only necessary system that really needs them to function under the current model is taxation to support public infrastructure within a region.

However, even that can be solved by only taxing everything that is immobile, such as land, buildings, businesses that need to exist in a certain physical location for prosperity, such that both those that live in a place and those that visit a place, pay directly for the use of all the public services in that place via the infrastructure that accommodates them (places to sleep, eat, work and be entertained).

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P.S. I just wrote a book on bootstrapping indie startups called MAKE. And I'm now on Twitter too if you'd like to follow more of my adventures. I don't use email so tweet me your questions.

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