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Our blog begins with the truth of Winston Churchill’s comment on democracy–that it is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been tried.  Unfortunately many then falsely deduce that democracy is superior to all forms of government which can ever be imagined.  We believe this assumption to be deeply misguided.

Like any technology, democracy was once a radical innovation, thought unlikely to work.  Now, it is the industry standard.  Our aim is to find, analyze, and debate the innovations in governance today that may become the standards of tomorrow, especially those that utilize the best technology for social organization ever developed–the market.  We are particularly interested in the meta-innovations that will alter incentives in the governing industry to improve the rate of innovation.

We welcome guest posts in our topic area, as well as comments or emails about related papers and posts to blog about.  If you have any suggestions or ideas, feel free to reach us at: athousandnationsbloom@gmail.com

For an introduction to some of the ideas here from a libertarian perspective (one of the many political minorities which will benefit from competitive government), see the discussion in the April 2009 issue of Cato Unbound, where Patri wrote the lead essay.  If you are interested in ways of implementing competitive government, check out Paul Romer’s Charter Cities and Patri’s Seasteading Institute.

 

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