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Michael Strong: Startup Cities at Voice & Exit

Can impoverished areas be rezoned for prosperity?

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 by MAX BORDERS

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.

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Max Borders is 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.

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