Skip to comments.LA Mayor Gives Occupy LA 10,000 Square Feet of Office Space & Farmland for $1-a-Year
Posted on 11/22/2011 6:48:40 AM PST by Hojczyk
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Fat chance. Find me a single piece of land in the US that you can purchase for a flat price and then use to live a fully self-sustaining lifestyle. Nobody “owns” land here anymore. You rent if from the government and pay them a constantly increasing tax rate every year.
Also, nearly everything you see around you is regulated to death in some way. Sometimes you must pay for simply for the government to check compliance. Crops, livestock, structures, kitchen sinks, etc, etc. An example from my industry: In many jurisdictions, you must pay “the man” a percentage of any construction project just for them to look at the plans. One renovated floor in a building can cost tens of thousands just for the review. The rules are so ridiculous that public building often get “exceptions”.
If the “man” wants to give you a hard time for any reason, they can pull countless reasons out of their bottomless hat of regulations.
I personally know of existing farming communes in Mexico, Jamaica and Costa Rica. They have been self-sustaining for decades and government stays out of their hair. The US government has become a nagging nanny tangled in its own web of rules.