Government

Libertarian Summer Camp

On today's Planet Money, we travel to a place where people are trying to live without government interference. A place where you can use bits of silver to buy uninspected bacon. A place where a 9-year-old will sell you alcohol.

It's the 2011 Porcupine Freedom Festival, known to its friends as PorcFest. It's the summer festival for people who think we should return to the gold standard and abolish the IRS.

We wondered how you make that work in real life. How do you, say, buy breakfast without involving the government? It's not easy.

George making his 10-piece bacon weave at PorcFest 2011.

George making his 10-piece bacon weave at PorcFest 2011. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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