Time for a new Generation of Cities?

“Is it time to revive the age-old tradition of starting [cities] from scratch? That’s the compelling vision presented by Dr. Titus Gebel, founder of Free Private Cities” Is it time for a new generation of cities? The Economic Standard published an article on Titus Gebel’s latest talk in Vienna. Read more at: https://theeconomicstandard.com/time-for-a-new-generation-of-cities/

The Future of Liberalism

“In this way, the privatisation of law — for small, experimental jurisdictions like Free Private Cities — is liberalism’s last mile. Law will come to be tested within an evolutionary fitness landscape. Good law survives.” CapX published an article titled “Free Private Cities: the future of liberalism”, presenting the concept as the next step towards economical…

Panarchy and Entrepreneurial Cities

“The institutions of society are constantly evolving and new institutional forms are emerging at every moment. Why should we run the risk of applying social innovations to an entire population, as is traditionally done in politics? Entrepreneurial cities and other startup zones, in turn, allow social systems to evolve “on demand,” that is, new institutional…

What We can Learn from Liechtenstein

“We should therefore think about whether a world of a thousand Liechtensteins would not be a better world. Most decisions would be made at the local level and decentralized, serious mistakes would have limited effects, there would be numerous examples of what works and what does not. Due to the multitude of communities alone, there…

Can Free Private Cities help Solve the Refugee Crisis?

“Guaranteed security, commitment to law and contracts, personal and economic freedoms, and refusing to accept political or religious conflict are all indications that such communities will grow and thrive. They can offer many people a real perspective that they otherwise would not have simply because they were born in the wrong place.” FEE recently published an…

A Rethink in Governance is Necessary

“To draw this to a close, the advantages that contractual governance could bring to existing legal systems are enormous, but the main one is the transition from a ruler-subject to a service provider-costumer relation, essentially turning governance into a market. With market competition and cooperation in place, more experimentation and adaptation will lead to a…