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Initial credits
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00:37    |    
Prevalence of free cities in the world
00:44    |    
Evolution patterns of cities through history
Cities in the ancient world
Cities in the Middle Ages
Importance of political and armed power
Nation-states in a globalized world
02:50    |    
Model of free cities
03:23    |    
Free cities in Medieval Europe
Local struggles for freedom
Process and negotiations in the creation of free cities
Interests, incentives and timing  
The case of Honduras
The Lübeck example
Competing cities in Italy
Political acumen
Importance of the locations
Enmeshment to their environment
Revival of the Hanseatic League
10:58    |    
Asian free cities
Successful entrepreneurs
12:00    |    
The success formula for free cities
12:10    |    
Centralization in the United States
13:25    |    
Creation of new types of institutions
14:37    |    
Possible failure of free cities
14:56    |    
15:25    |    
Final credits




Free Cities: An Experiment to Promote Competition of New and Better Institutions Capable of Creating Wealth

04 de abril de 2011   | Vistas: 18 |  

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 to the present times and shows the existence of free cities in history, all over the world. He explains the processes they have undergone and describes the steps that have to be followed in order to create free cities today. Regardless of the success or failure, he highlights the importance of experimentation as a tool for progress in this sense.




Director del Centro de Ética David Hume de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín; fue director general y presidente del consejo del…


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