I would suggest either Somalia or Democratic Republic of Congo. Both are places where you can have your freedom, and where you can live tax free without government interference. I would suggest you bring a kalashnikov though.
But seriously, I've been living in Egypt for 2 years, although it's a corrupt dictatorship, as a foreigner it can work quite well. Bribes can get you almost anything if you do it right. And as a foreign passport holder, you are immune to arrest on most of the usual charges like running a blog or saying bad things about the King. If you can get work with Oracle or Microsoft, wages are comparable to the West. And living is cheap.
The infrastructure is crumbling though, and I'm sick of it. I could move into a gated compound, and hang out with expats and foreign-educated Egyptians, but that would bore me to death. If I wanted that, I'd move to Dubai. Which is a whole other bag of weird.
I live in a city of 20 million people, and it is a disaster. Constant gridlock over major bridges, massive pollution, no green space, mass traffic casualties, ambulances unable to reach the dead and the dying. I suspect that motor cars do no scale well to mega-cities, but there are other factors involved here, illiteracy, corruption, poverty, and mismanagement.
I am so looking forward to living in the town of the future. Cities are so 1999.
Somaila has antibiotics, jeeps, cellphones and rocket propelled grenades. That is progress. At least from a narrow technological perspective.
Iran has a multi-party democracy.
Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy.
Iranian universities turn out scientists and engineers.
Saudi universities tun out ideologues.
Saudis were directly responsible for 9/11.
Saudis execute adulterers without judicial review.
Saudis export their extreme ideology across moderate Arab states.
Just who are the Americans trying to punish?
Brains could be the reason why humans have such a hard time giving birth, and why human babies are born so helpless compared to other mammal young.
Think about sex. Peacocks with the biggest tails get more. The tails are big and heavy, but if you have the strength to carry it around, hens will want to have your babies. They've been down that evolutionary road for so many generations that their tails are huge.
I suspect there may be a similar trend at work with humans. Swap tails for brains.
But then I could be wrong.
Artificial intelligence has the same relation to intelligence as artificial flowers have to flowers. -- David Parnas