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A Libertarian walks into a bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears)

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"Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road, turned that plan into reality. Public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse. State and federal laws didn't disappear, but they got quieter: meek suggestions barely heard in the town's thick wilderness. The bears, on the other hand, were increasingly visible. Grafton's freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal. They built a tent city, in an effort to get off the grid. And with a large and growing local bear population, conflict became inevitable. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear is both a screwball comedy and the story of a radically American commitment to freedom. Full of colorful characters, puns and jokes, and one large social experiment, it is a quintessentially American story, a bearing of our national soul"--
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subject_facetDecentralization in government -- New Hampshire -- Grafton
Free Town Project (Grafton, N.H)
Grafton (N.H.) -- History
Grafton (N.H.) -- Politics and government
Human-bear encounters -- New Hampshire -- Grafton
Libertarianism -- New Hampshire -- Grafton
title_displayA Libertarian walks into a bear : the Utopian plot to liberate an American town (and some bears)
title_fullA Libertarian Walks Into a Bear The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears)
A Libertarian walks into a bear : the Utopian plot to liberate an American town (and some bears) / Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling
title_shortA Libertarian walks into a bear
title_subThe Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears)
topic_facetDecentralization in government
History
Human-bear encounters
Humor (Nonfiction)
Libertarianism
Nonfiction
Politics
Politics and government
Sociology