Societies worldwide are affected by a loss of trust in governments and social unrest. It seems that traditional forms of government, even Western democracies, are reaching their limits. This is no coincidence. Most people want to decide for themselves about their lives and not leave it to a group of chosen people whose motives often remain obscure. Free Private Cities offer their inhabitants comprehensive self-determination and – for the first time in human history – a genuine social contract that everyone has expressly agreed to in advance.
Higher Legal Certainty
Every resident has a signed agreement with the operator of the Free Private City. This written contract clearly defines the respective rights and obligations of the contracting parties and is enforceable by every resident. The operator cannot change this agreement unilaterally. Conflicts about its interpretation or fulfillment go to independent arbitration. Companies and individuals can thus plan for the long term because the essential rules remain the same.
Since the contract citizen is paying for the protection of your life, liberty and property (and only for that), he has a corresponding claim against the operator. The first and foremost task of the police is therefore to provide for your security around the clock. If you become victim of a crime, you are entitled to compensation. The police has to follow pre-defined and known rules of engagement and can be held liable for failure to comply.
Apart from the security package and the respective payment that comes with the contract, the contract citizen can decide for himself on which goods and services you want to spend money and which charity and political cases you want to support. You have full freedom of action, limited only by the respective rights of others and the basic rules laid down in the agreement with the operator. This includes free speech, full freedom of contract and freedom of association with one’s fellow residents. The interaction between the residents happens on a purely voluntary basis, free of any coercion.
Innovation is seen as chance, not as risk. Provided, the citizens do not harm their neighbors or the environment, anyone can introduce new products and services without permission or license, and such products and services can be bought and sold in any currency desired. You decide on your own if you want to test or use those products or services.
Fewer Migration Crises
Many people are suffering from political systems which are so bad, that economic development or personal freedom are impossible to achieve. Others belong to minorities who suffer from political or religious intolerance. So they decide to emigrate. Creating Free Private Cities in or near their home regions would establish a viable alternative for them. This would not only take away pressure from the main immigration countries, but also serve as a role model for the affected regions, showing how to create prosperity.
Less Political Conflict
There is no more need to argue and to find political compromises between incompatible ideas and ideologies. Instead, a number of specialized cities catering to specific ideological or religious concerns are conceivable. Everybody can go into the system that best matches his or her convictions and personality. Given voluntary participation, everything is possible. This simple rule has the potential to disarm and transform even violent conflict into a competition for customers.