The Future of Free Cities

Universidad Francisco Marroquín, along with The Seasteading Institute, organized the conference The Future of Free Cities, on the tropical island of Roatán in Honduras. During the event, leaders from different fields and countries participated in a series of high-level discussions to examine how politically autonomous communities can become a reality. They talked about the nature […]

LEAP Zones: A Legal, Economic, Administrative and Political Framework for Free Cities

Mark Klugmann talks about LEAP Cities, a model to accelerate economic development by attracting international investment, creating jobs and promoting integration by optimizing Legal, Economic, Administrative, and Political elements. He describes the use of “institutional leapfrogging,” answers objections to the legal structure, and refers to the main challenges that this project faces, commenting as well […]

Free Cities: ciudades que generan prosperidad

Carmina Valdizán habla de las Free Cities, un concepto novedoso y revolucionario que se encuentra en la línea de pensamiento de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín, el cual plantea una nueva perspectiva para el futuro porque permitirá a los habitantes del planeta vivir en armonía y generar mucha prosperidad en un ambiente de seguridad, libertad y trabajo; comenta […]

Theory of Free Cities and Seasteading

The human kind has struggled to assure its freedom in every stage of history regardless of the political system that ruled at that time. The constant search of governmental entities for monopolizing power has imposed a way of life to mankind that has not been the most efficient one. In this conference Patri Friedman describes […]

A Legal Strategy for Immediately Creating Private Free Cities

Freedom is a key element by which people succeed and specialize in what they do best. A violation of this essential value can create serious problems within a society, especially when the government is the principal transgressor. Kevin Lyons develops a legal strategy for the establishment of free cities, using international law and arbitration techniques […]

Free Cities: A Solution to Mercantilism in Mexico

Ricardo Valenzuela speaks about his experience in Mexico with the government and its mercantilist system, factors which ultimately led him to discover liberalism as an alternative for this precarious circumstance. He speaks about the different situations his family had to endure against it, in order to freely produce in this country. He also talks about his attempts […]

Marketing Free Cities as a Mainstream Solution to Global Poverty

Many social scientists and intellectuals around the world have always wondered what the solutions for poverty are and which strategies are needed to achieve the long needed development. Michael Strong explains the roots of this social problem and suggests that the solution lies in free cities, based on liberal principles and anarcho-capitalism. He demonstrates how […]

The Nature and Significance of Cities (Session I)

Professor, Sandy Ikeda develops the topic of urban policy and how cities are affected by them; for him cities are generators of ideas and economic development. To explain this, Ikeda goes through the nature of cities and the significance of social order.  Ikeda highlights some important readings that may add to the subject that is […]

Can Religion Serve as a Fundament for a Free Society?

Director of research of the Acton Institute, Samuel Gregg, shares the outlines of the main points made in his paper titled Does religion support the free society? He says, “it depends”. This is not a subject that is just a question of polite intellectual inquiry, it has very real implications for the relationship between free […]

Patrik Schumacher: Architecture’s Contribution to the Progress of Freedom

Patrik Schumacher, director of Zaha Hadid Architects shares his ideas on the contribution of architecture to the progress of freedom, which in his opinion is one way to think about societal progress. He says, this contribution takes several forms, such as the free-flowing space of modernism, the freedom afforded by the indifference of the grid, […]

EconClub: Consumer Sovereignty and Natural vs. Contrived Scarcities

The economist Richard Ebeling belies one of the great myths about the capitalist system, which is the presumption that businessmen make profits at the expense of consumers and workers in society. He explains how in reality, entrepreneurs only can earn profit by satisfying the consumers’ wants. What enables this system to be guided by our […]

The Future of Free Cities

Universidad Francisco Marroquín, along with The Seasteading Institute, organized the conference The Future of Free Cities, on the tropical island of Roatán in Honduras. During the event, leaders from different fields and countries participated in a series of high-level discussions to examine how politically autonomous communities can become a reality. They talked about the nature […]

LEAP Zones: A Legal, Economic, Administrative and Political Framework for Free Cities

Mark Klugmann talks about LEAP Cities, a model to accelerate economic development by attracting international investment, creating jobs and promoting integration by optimizing Legal, Economic, Administrative, and Political elements. He describes the use of “institutional leapfrogging,” answers objections to the legal structure, and refers to the main challenges that this project faces, commenting as well […]

Free Cities: ciudades que generan prosperidad

Carmina Valdizán habla de las Free Cities, un concepto novedoso y revolucionario que se encuentra en la línea de pensamiento de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín, el cual plantea una nueva perspectiva para el futuro porque permitirá a los habitantes del planeta vivir en armonía y generar mucha prosperidad en un ambiente de seguridad, libertad y trabajo; comenta […]

Theory of Free Cities and Seasteading

The human kind has struggled to assure its freedom in every stage of history regardless of the political system that ruled at that time. The constant search of governmental entities for monopolizing power has imposed a way of life to mankind that has not been the most efficient one. In this conference Patri Friedman describes […]

A Legal Strategy for Immediately Creating Private Free Cities

Freedom is a key element by which people succeed and specialize in what they do best. A violation of this essential value can create serious problems within a society, especially when the government is the principal transgressor. Kevin Lyons develops a legal strategy for the establishment of free cities, using international law and arbitration techniques […]

Free Cities: A Solution to Mercantilism in Mexico

Ricardo Valenzuela speaks about his experience in Mexico with the government and its mercantilist system, factors which ultimately led him to discover liberalism as an alternative for this precarious circumstance. He speaks about the different situations his family had to endure against it, in order to freely produce in this country. He also talks about his attempts […]

Marketing Free Cities as a Mainstream Solution to Global Poverty

Many social scientists and intellectuals around the world have always wondered what the solutions for poverty are and which strategies are needed to achieve the long needed development. Michael Strong explains the roots of this social problem and suggests that the solution lies in free cities, based on liberal principles and anarcho-capitalism. He demonstrates how […]

The Nature and Significance of Cities (Session I)

Professor, Sandy Ikeda develops the topic of urban policy and how cities are affected by them; for him cities are generators of ideas and economic development. To explain this, Ikeda goes through the nature of cities and the significance of social order.  Ikeda highlights some important readings that may add to the subject that is […]

Can Religion Serve as a Fundament for a Free Society?

Director of research of the Acton Institute, Samuel Gregg, shares the outlines of the main points made in his paper titled Does religion support the free society? He says, “it depends”. This is not a subject that is just a question of polite intellectual inquiry, it has very real implications for the relationship between free […]

Patrik Schumacher: Architecture’s Contribution to the Progress of Freedom

Patrik Schumacher, director of Zaha Hadid Architects shares his ideas on the contribution of architecture to the progress of freedom, which in his opinion is one way to think about societal progress. He says, this contribution takes several forms, such as the free-flowing space of modernism, the freedom afforded by the indifference of the grid, […]

EconClub: Consumer Sovereignty and Natural vs. Contrived Scarcities

The economist Richard Ebeling belies one of the great myths about the capitalist system, which is the presumption that businessmen make profits at the expense of consumers and workers in society. He explains how in reality, entrepreneurs only can earn profit by satisfying the consumers’ wants. What enables this system to be guided by our […]

The Future of Free Cities

Universidad Francisco Marroquín, along with The Seasteading Institute, organized the conference The Future of Free Cities, on the tropical island of Roatán in Honduras. During the event, leaders from different fields and countries participated in a series of high-level discussions to examine how politically autonomous communities can become a reality. They talked about the nature […]

The Future of Free Cities

The human kind has struggled to assure its freedom in every stage of history regardless of the political system that ruled at that time. The constant search of governmental entities for monopolizing power has imposed a way of life to mankind that has not been the most efficient one. In this conference Patri Friedman describes […]

The Future of Free Cities

Civilization has encountered itself with different types of cities through time. Each one has evolved according to its main ideas and goals, but one thing that they have all shared in common is the constant search for freedom, above all. In this conference, Roberto Blum explains the evolution of these cities beginning from the Ancient World […]

The Future of Free Cities

Freedom is a key element by which people succeed and specialize in what they do best. A violation of this essential value can create serious problems within a society, especially when the government is the principal transgressor. Kevin Lyons develops a legal strategy for the establishment of free cities, using international law and arbitration techniques […]

The Future of Free Cities

Ricardo Valenzuela speaks about his experience in Mexico with the government and its mercantilist system, factors which ultimately led him to discover liberalism as an alternative for this precarious circumstance. He speaks about the different situations his family had to endure against it, in order to freely produce in this country. He also talks about his attempts […]

The Future of Free Cities

Many social scientists and intellectuals around the world have always wondered what the solutions for poverty are and which strategies are needed to achieve the long needed development. Michael Strong explains the roots of this social problem and suggests that the solution lies in free cities, based on liberal principles and anarcho-capitalism. He demonstrates how […]

The Nature and Significance of Cities

Professor, Sandy Ikeda develops the topic of urban policy and how cities are affected by them; for him cities are generators of ideas and economic development. To explain this, Ikeda goes through the nature of cities and the significance of social order.  Ikeda highlights some important readings that may add to the subject that is […]

The Future of Free Cities

Universidad Francisco Marroquín, along with The Seasteading Institute, organized the conference The Future of Free Cities, on the tropical island of Roatán in Honduras. During the event, leaders from different fields and countries participated in a series of high-level discussions to examine how politically autonomous communities can become a reality. They talked about the nature […]

LEAP Zones: A Legal, Economic, Administrative and Political Framework for Free Cities

Mark Klugmann talks about LEAP Cities, a model to accelerate economic development by attracting international investment, creating jobs and promoting integration by optimizing Legal, Economic, Administrative, and Political elements. He describes the use of “institutional leapfrogging,” answers objections to the legal structure, and refers to the main challenges that this project faces, commenting as well […]

Free Cities: ciudades que generan prosperidad

Carmina Valdizán habla de las Free Cities, un concepto novedoso y revolucionario que se encuentra en la línea de pensamiento de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín, el cual plantea una nueva perspectiva para el futuro porque permitirá a los habitantes del planeta vivir en armonía y generar mucha prosperidad en un ambiente de seguridad, libertad y trabajo; comenta […]

Theory of Free Cities and Seasteading

The human kind has struggled to assure its freedom in every stage of history regardless of the political system that ruled at that time. The constant search of governmental entities for monopolizing power has imposed a way of life to mankind that has not been the most efficient one. In this conference Patri Friedman describes […]

A Legal Strategy for Immediately Creating Private Free Cities

Freedom is a key element by which people succeed and specialize in what they do best. A violation of this essential value can create serious problems within a society, especially when the government is the principal transgressor. Kevin Lyons develops a legal strategy for the establishment of free cities, using international law and arbitration techniques […]

Free Cities: A Solution to Mercantilism in Mexico

Ricardo Valenzuela speaks about his experience in Mexico with the government and its mercantilist system, factors which ultimately led him to discover liberalism as an alternative for this precarious circumstance. He speaks about the different situations his family had to endure against it, in order to freely produce in this country. He also talks about his attempts […]

Marketing Free Cities as a Mainstream Solution to Global Poverty

Many social scientists and intellectuals around the world have always wondered what the solutions for poverty are and which strategies are needed to achieve the long needed development. Michael Strong explains the roots of this social problem and suggests that the solution lies in free cities, based on liberal principles and anarcho-capitalism. He demonstrates how […]

The Nature and Significance of Cities (Session I)

Professor, Sandy Ikeda develops the topic of urban policy and how cities are affected by them; for him cities are generators of ideas and economic development. To explain this, Ikeda goes through the nature of cities and the significance of social order.  Ikeda highlights some important readings that may add to the subject that is […]

Can Religion Serve as a Fundament for a Free Society?

Director of research of the Acton Institute, Samuel Gregg, shares the outlines of the main points made in his paper titled Does religion support the free society? He says, “it depends”. This is not a subject that is just a question of polite intellectual inquiry, it has very real implications for the relationship between free […]

Patrik Schumacher: Architecture’s Contribution to the Progress of Freedom

Patrik Schumacher, director of Zaha Hadid Architects shares his ideas on the contribution of architecture to the progress of freedom, which in his opinion is one way to think about societal progress. He says, this contribution takes several forms, such as the free-flowing space of modernism, the freedom afforded by the indifference of the grid, […]

EconClub: Consumer Sovereignty and Natural vs. Contrived Scarcities

The economist Richard Ebeling belies one of the great myths about the capitalist system, which is the presumption that businessmen make profits at the expense of consumers and workers in society. He explains how in reality, entrepreneurs only can earn profit by satisfying the consumers’ wants. What enables this system to be guided by our […]