Vít Jedlička

Vít Jedlička is a Czech politician, publicist and activist. He is the regional president of the Party of Free Citizens and the founder and president of a Czech voluntary association Reformy.cz. On 13 April 2015, he founded libertarian state Free Republic of Liberland which received worldwide interest and as many as 380 000 registrations for citizenship in first four month of its existence. Vít Jedlička received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Economics, Prague in 2009, and his Master’s degree from CEVRO Institut in 2014. Since 2003 he has been working at business and information technology positions. In 2013 and
2014 he also worked as financial markets analyst.

He considers himself a libertarian with liberal views on individual freedom and the least possible state intrusion. His views are similar to that of American politician Ron Paul. He has described himself as a Bastiat-influenced anarcho-capitalist Jedlička is an eurosceptic. He points out on the huge difference between free market and internal market, on the democratic deficit in EU and on common abuse of rules by EU institutions and EU member states. He sees competition between different jurisdictions and tax systems as a best way how to preserve liberties of humanity.

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