Patri Friedman

Names You Need To Know In 2011 - Forbes Magazine

"...leads a studied life" - SF Chronicle (front-page)

"Friedman's vision isn't based in fiction, it's based in reality" - CBS Sunday Morning

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My life in Berkeley, California is centered around my children Tovar and Iselle, my girlfriend Brit, and my work at The Seasteading Institute, a small non-profit whose mission is "To establish permanent, autonomous ocean communities to enable experimentation and innovation with diverse social, political, and legal systems". Please consider joining TSI and helping us increase competition in government.

Most people come across me via my views on politics, which are described in some of these essays, talks, and papers::

Some material on my other work:

If you need to correspond with me, I can be reached for personal things as patrissimo-at-gmail-dot-com and for work things as patri-at-seasteading-dot-org. Everything addressed to me gets at least a skim within a day or two, and I fully read most of it, but I unfortunately often don't have the time to respond to it quickly, at length, or sometimes at all. If you promise not to take it personally, I'll promise to use my time to do awesome things :). (Here's a good piece on the philosophy behind this.)