Scott Adams: Rich Can Escape to Live on Floating Nation-Ships

Via AoSHQ, excerpts from Scott Adama’s piece on The Wall Street Journal that highlight his non-liberalness (which readers of his blog would already note):

Driving the Rich Into the Sea
Megaship ahoy! To escape higher taxes, the wealthy could relocate…to open waters

Somewhere in Washington our leaders are furiously planning an economic death spiral. It will start innocently with a modest tax increase on the rich, the same way you might pluck a chicken to give it fair warning before you barbecue it. The final phase will involve a tax rate on the top 1% of earners that is so high it can’t be described without the Viking word for pillage.

The middle class will soon trade their unrealistic dreams of wealth for the opportunity to transfer money from total strangers to themselvesβ€”a process often referred to as fairness.

The ocean is the safest place on Earth if you play it right. Super hurricanes caused by climate change (allegedly!) are no problem for ships that can relocate at any time. And droughts can’t hurt you if you get the desalinization technology right. There’s almost no problem so big that it can’t be avoided by a billionaire in the middle of an ocean.

8 Responses to “Scott Adams: Rich Can Escape to Live on Floating Nation-Ships”

  1. Sherry Says:

    Pirates…what about pirates? Looters in D.C. and looters on the oceans vast. πŸ˜• sigh

  2. Scott Thong Says:

    Scott Adams has that covered… Without restrictive government meddling, all Nation Ships will probably have their own heavy weapons systems as well as mercenary guard patrols πŸ™‚

  3. Sherry Says:

    So glad to hear that! πŸ˜†

  4. Sherry Says:

    Haha…er…heh heh…I forgot to read the whole article! D-oh!

    This guy is so funny! This part has me laughing to tears:

    But where can the rich go? Their choices include nations that have swarms of malaria-infested mosquitoes, bad TV, deadly climates, decapitation issues, French people, bland food and other signs of inhospitableness. When you consider these factors plus wars, pollution, terrorism, floods, droughts, earthquakes and tornadoes, I think you’ll agree that most of the surveyed land on Earth is unfit for fancy people.


  5. Scott Thong Says:

    He writes the super successful comic Dilbert, as well as many spin off books that are great reads. And blogs at , I suspect that in due time, he will become a full fledged Christian Conservative. (He already leans towards Intelligent Design.)

  6. Sherry Says:

    A thousand and one thank yews for giving his blog link! I was just going to look for it but I got lost over at your Thundercats post and learned more than I really needed to know by clicking the links, lol.

    I don’t read comics much but I am familiar with Dilbert (I love Dogbert). So, it’s that Scott Adams… :mrgreen:

  7. Scott Thong Says:

    I mention Scott Adams and Dilbert a few other times too:

  8. Sherry Says:

    Thanks again! πŸ˜›

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