Mark Lutter

Mark Lutter is finishing his dissertation on proprietary cities at George Mason University. He is also helping to plan a ZEDE in Honduras.

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Should Google Run a City?

Let the search powerhouse experiment with governance

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 by MARK LUTTER

Google building and running cities is not the craziest idea -- especially in the developing world.

Blog

Introduction to Proprietary Cities

SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 by MARK LUTTER

Proprietary cities give decision-makers a monetary incentive to think long-term. They deserve more attention and research.

Feature

Private Cities 101

JUNE 11, 2014 by MARK LUTTER

Humanity's future lies in urbanization, but we'll need a lot of experimentation to get it right. Private cities offer our best hope.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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