The UK Libertarian

Although not exactly classed as stateless, the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India is one of the most densely populated areas on earth with a population approaching one million packed into less than a single square mile!

In Kevin McCloud’s new documentary he reveals the area is entirely free of taxation and regulations. Despite this, the tiny area produces over one billion dollar’s worth of production every year! He also notes that people there seem to be extremely happy considering their circumstances and that crime is “virtually non-existent.” Speaking with two school girls they confirm that they would feel totally safe walking home in the middle of the night.

The story ends with the news that the Government is desperately making plans to violate the property rights of a million inhabitants by bulldozing Dharavi to the ground. For their own good, no doubt…




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