Two Exciting April Events for Competitive Governance!
If you have the freedom to travel (or are lucky enough to have a university that might pay for it), there are two exciting gatherings coming up in April! The Free Cities Conference & APEE will be great opportunities to discuss competitive governance in a beautiful tropical setting with smart, like-minded friends – and friends not yet met. Hope to see some of you there!
The Future of Free Cities Conference will be April 3 – 4 on the lovely island of Roátan, Honduras. Co-sponsored by the Universidad Francisco Marroquin and The Seasteading Institute, this inaugural conference will gather those interested in free cities of all types – seasteads, charter cities, free zones, and other ways to increase competition in governance.
I will likely be presenting twice, on the general theory of competitive governance (as outlined in Brad Taylor & my working paper), and on seasteading as an implementation method. LATNB co-blogger Michael Strong will be presenting, as well as TSI Argonaut Fred Kofman, and visionary entrepreneur Peter Thiel may be coming as well.
The Association of Private Enterprise Education will be having their 2011 Conference April 10-12 in Nassau, The Bahamas. The theme is “Institutional Evolution Toward Freedom and Prosperity” which is just what we are interested in!
So there will be a full competitive governance panel, with Brad Taylor presenting a paper on competitive governance, me presenting on seasteading as a way to implement competitive governance, Arnold Kling presenting on virtual governance (the themes of Unchecked and Unbalanced), and either LATNB co-blogger Michael Strong or Kevin Lyons presenting their work on embedding private law into current legal systems.
I find it incredibly exciting to see the rapid growth of this nascent field of meta/applied public choice, which has such enormous potential to unlock innovation in governance, to the massive benefit of all. Panels, conferences, papers – it’s expanding like crazy, and I’d love you to join us!