A Tale of Two Portals

Whenever possible, test.

On Liberty Minecraft players are free to compete, innovate, trade. Players can set and pursue goals through hard work, and by trial and error. Players can also claim private property.

Starting today players can quickly access a new area of the map. It’s a remarkable area of beautiful mountains, like a natural landscape of the sort often selected as a nature preserve or public park. After several short seconds, I claimed the portal and have sole ownership of it. Players are free to claim and use the area as they wish.

Ownership can exist in the absence of an obstacle to use, and this is in keeping with our rule: resolve non-violent disputes with non-violence. This is a test to see what happens with private property.

Capitalism is a theory which proposes that private property is integral to the development of production, distribution, and trade. I propose to answer the following questions:

  • When everyone is free to privately appropriate the land and its goods, what will that area come to produce?
  • What infrastructure will be created there to distribute its products?
  • How will one engage in trade for that which others own?

Some people believe that Capitalism is the way to a better world. I believe they are correct, but I also believe in testing my ideas. I propose here a moral, logical, and emperical test of that hypothesis to examine how such a belief system stacks up against Socialism.


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