A Framework for Spontaneous Order

The approach of Free Private Cities is to counter the hypercomplexity of the modern era by simple, robust frameworks and not by complex laws, which then again have unexpected side effects and offer various loopholes for abuse and exploitation. Only a simple regulatory framework that offers sufficient space for the emergence of spontaneous orders can…

A Revolution in Human Coexistence

Now imagine a system in which a private company as a “government service provider” offers you protection of life, liberty and property. This service includes internal and external security, a legal and regulatory framework and independent dispute resolution. You pay a contractually fixed fee for these services per year. The government service provider, as the…

Not an Utopia, a Business Idea

In a Free Private City, everyone is the Sovereign of Himself who, by voluntary agreement, has concluded a genuine contract with a more or less ordinary service provider, the Citizens’ Contract. Both parties have the same formal rights and are therefore legally on an equal footing. The relationship between authority and subject is replaced by…

Private Governance as a Service

With the addition of many Free Private Cities to today’s states, there would be healthy competition to force all societies to meet certain minimum standards for the benefit of their citizens, because in such a world there would be great competition for the citizens. This will lead to an increase in the quality of public…

Free Private Cities: A Hub for Innovation

Around the year 1400 China had the best, largest and most seaworthy ships in the world. Huge fleets sailed to Indonesia, India, Arabia and as far as the east coast of Africa. The Chinese were about to circumnavigate the Cape of Good Hope, travel up the west coast of Africa and finally discover the sea…

A Life without Politics is possible

Free Private Cities are, apart from the relationship to the host state and to the outside world, non-political societies. Everyone knows his rights and obligations. It is known from the outset that it is not possible to impose one’s own values upon others. The legitimacy of this system is beyond question. After all, each individual…

The Democratic Cycle

Why are democracies repeatedly getting into trouble after a certain time? That was already the case with the ancient Greeks. In principle, this is due to the minimal principle: The conditioning of man according to the minimum principle, that is, the endeavour to obtain as much as possible for as little effort as possible, is…