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You’ve probably seen more than a few pieces about startup cities in these pages (here, here, and here).

For people who understand the profound benefits of good institutions to the world’s poorest people, they represent, well, hope and change. Michael Strong lays out the concept here:

In this talk, we learn that impoverished places can be rezoned for prosperity. From Dubai to Hong Kong to (just maybe) Honduras, startup cities represent a reboot of social operating systems (laws) in places that have been overwhelmed by corruption and other symptoms of bad institutions.

Max Borders
Max Borders

Max Borders is Director of Idea Accounts and Creative Development for Emergent Order. He was the editor of the Freeman and director of content for FEE. He is also cofounder of the event experience Voice & Exit and author of Superwealth: Why we should stop worrying about the gap between rich and poor.