Pikachu Shrugged: Pokemon Go is a “Libertarian Utopia”

by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books

LMAO,” my sister wrote on her Facebook page last week, “got curious and downloaded the Pokemon app and my house is a poke-stop. 😂”

It’s madness. In under a week, Pokemon Go has already infected our streets.

This, of course, can only mean one thing: The “augmented reality” revolution, dear LFT reader, has begun. And Pokemon Go’s head-spinning success is only the beginning.

It doesn’t hurt, for our purposes, that some are now speaking of the Poke-world as a “libertarian utopia.” One gamer, Gil Hamilton, while writing on the Space Battles gaming forum, gave six compelling (and fairly flattering) reasons why Pokemon actually represents an idyllic libertarian world.

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