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Glimmer of (Gray) Hope

Three club owners have a meeting with the local press in the Norwegian town of Fredrikstad, airing their brewing troubles to an eager journalist. The year is 2009 and two things have collided with each other that changed the behavior of their clientele: The aftershock of the 2008 economic crisis and a change in local alcohol serving hours.



When nightclub-goers still have the need to keep the party going but have less money in their pockets and the clubs can’t stay open as long as they used to, there’s a unique pocket in the market for someone that can offer alternatives. Someone who doesn’t care about state-mandated opening hours and deal in smuggled booze: The illegal nightclubs.

That was the topic of discussion the three club-owners had with the press,[1] those pesky competitors not playing by the rules. It’s almost impossible to compete when you are handcuffed to regulations and everything you sell has an automatic 25% extra costs attached to it straight out of the gate (and that …

The Power of the Good Neighbor

The individualistic thought world; breaking down groups and geographical areas into smaller and smaller components until you hit the fundamental building block of society - The single person - and from there, zoom out and see families, neighborhoods, parts of the city, larger metropolitan areas, the nation and beyond. 

In theory, when you take the individualistic view its easier to hone in on the elements you want to surround yourself with and expose your family to. Connect with like-minded people and create a positive atmosphere for growth and prosperity, whatever your values might be. The advantages to surround yourself with like-minded individuals is especially important for any aspiring Gray-marketeers (Agorists) that seeks to dodge any government rules and regulations.

But, when we look on a modern city-state of today you would have to get over many hurdles to design a "perfect" neighborhood consisting of people with an as-close-as-possible view of culturally accepted b…