The Voluntary Life Podcast: City Air Makes You Free (The Voluntary Life)
Sunday November 18th, 2012
This episode is about where you choose to live and the impact that this choice can have on your level of freedom. [...] Arguably, the benefits of self-sufficiency have been overestimated in books like Walden and Atlas Shrugged, whereas the benefits of interdependence in cities have been under-appreciated by previous writers on liberty. It is suggested that Galt's Gulch wouldn't actually work in real life because it would lack the division of labour of a big city that is necessary to support the kind of advanced and specialised roles of it's inhabitants. In contrast, living in a city can provide many opportunities for greater work and personal freedom because of the benefits of the division of labour in cities.