By Joe McKinney In 2017, the environmentalist movement looks bleak. With Trump in the White House and Rick Perry heading the Department of Energy, new environmentalist regulation… Read more “Green Startup Societies”
In December 2015, I started the Startup Societies Foundation (then called ICHA Foundation) in order to promote the creation of development enclaves across the world. Originally, we… Read more “SSF February 2017 Announcement”
Modern Shanghai is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest cities. There is no outward indication that the region was, only two generations ago, one of the world’s poorest. China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) can be thanked for the nation’s remarkable transformation.
Let us analyze the market for governance: states exist, at least in part, because there is demand for them. Imagine a private company offers you the basic services of a state, i.e. protection of life, liberty and property in a defined territory.
Regardless of ideology, this election has been a fiasco. Even if you supported our new “Demagogue in Chief”, it’s hard to ignore that many rightfully characterized this election as a “Dumpster Fire”.
25 years ago, Somalia’s central government collapsed under the communist leader Siad Barre. The world watched as the country was plunged into widespread discord. Famine, hyperinflation, civil war, political violence, terrorism and piracy are just a few of the horrors which emerged after the chaos.
Clinton’s staff devised an economic recovery plan for the inner cities known as the “empowerment zones program.” The plan was an ill-fated attempt to copy the United Kingdom’s successful attempts at creating Special Economic Zones.