Developer pitches $1B commonwealth for Belle Isle | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com:
Detroit — As the broken city thinks big and radically about its future, a developer is stepping forward with a revolutionary idea: Sell the city's Belle Isle park for $1 billion to private investors who will transform it into a free-market utopia. The 982-acre island would then be developed into a U.S. commonwealth or city-state of 35,000 people with its own laws, customs and currency.
Here we go again. Another libertarian utopia, to go with Paulville, TX, those proposed oil platform communities out at sea, Glenn Beck's planned utopia, The World (ocean liner), and a bunch of others. Can't we just give them Wyoming or something?