Amidst the world's growing migration crisis, Jason Buzi has come up with a novel idea to help the 60 million displaced people no one else seems to want - to create a new country just for them.
The California real estate mogul hopes that the new land - if it can be found - would see people of different cultures come together to create a tolerant place and that jobs could be created from altruistic foreign investors and large-scale infrastructure projects.
“It’s almost shocking to me that nobody’s talking about this as a solution,” Buzi told the Washington Post about "Refugee Nation".
We have a lot of stateless individuals all over the world right now. The idea is, if we could give them a state of their own, at least they’d have a place to live in safety and be allowed to live and work like everybody else.
While his idea may seem fanciful, refugee experts have also expressed concern over this "artificial nation-building" - particularly over whether refugees would actually be forced to live there. One NGO, speaking to the Washington Post feared that it could effectively become a "large-scale prison camp".
Nevertheless, Buzi says he has poured more than $10,000 (£6,447) of his own money into Refugee Nation so far, and is determined to get the project off the ground.
Ultimately though, he'll need a lot more money in order to buy the land required to create a whole new country - tens of billions at least, he notes.