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Why the Chinese Communist Party argued over Cake

What's more important in regards to a cake? Making more of it or divvying it up evenly?

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Journey to the center of the Earth: Subterranean startup societies

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Or has it?

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Renaissance Italy vs. The Holy Roman Empire in 5 easy steps

The Holy Roman Empire and how it compares to the numerous city-states of Italy in the late Middle Ages.

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Of things benthic: The seafloor frontier

The sea has been mankind's servant and master for untold millions of years.

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Burning Man: The Ephemeral Spirit

Naked skydivers, vehicles shaped like a praying mantis, and an ephemeral governance concept!

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Announcement: 2018

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Rebuilding Puerto Rico

The tragedy of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is a wake-up call for people everywhere: Something's wrong down south.

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How you (Yes, YOU) can create a startup society!

5 steps that will explain the broad strokes of creating your very own startup society. Are you the Steve Jobs of Governance?

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Environmental Impacts in the Startup Societies World: What can and Should be done

The environment can survive without us, but we cannot without it.

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The Dutch Disease, the Resource Curse, and Other Dirty Economics Words

Why do societies rich in resources suffer dearly in the economy? Some eldtritch economics are to blame!

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Terra Australis: Is Antarctica the Next Frontier?

Yes, the icy wasteland to the far south may in fact hold some treasures in store - not just resources!

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3 Ways Diplomacy Will Change in the Startup Societies Era

As governance is poised for a big change in the near future, so is its sweet-talking sibling: diplomacy!

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Red Market Startup Societies: Nassau and the Jolly Roger

Why startup societies won't become militaristic invaders, and also...pirates!

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Funny Money: Local Currency and its Ramifications

Money is a many strange thing, and there's no reason it shouldn't be handled by the voluntary system of a startup society.

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Decentralization as a Technological Imperative

Decentralization is more than a buzzword - it's a fundametntal aspect of nature.

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Republic of Cospaia

Renaissance Italy was home to all sorts of experiments, both scientific and social. Today we learn of one that's really good at not paying debts!

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Refugee Camps: Potential Grounds for Startup Societies?

Vinay Gupta shares his insights on how refugee camps innovate in governance in ways that governments can learn from!

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The City of London - Model Startup Society or Nefarious Business Club?

The curious case of the city within a city within a country within a country - why do trillions of dollars flow through here?

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Catalonia's Struggle for Independence

What elements legitimize the Catalan struggle for independence and meaningful self-determination?

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Prometheus Ascends Olympus: How Bottom-Up Systems Win Out Every Time

Are bottom-up systems inherently better than top-down? Not necessarily - but nature is inherently bottom-up!

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Seasteading: The Cure to Everything?

Celebrating the release of Joe Quirk's new "Seasteading" book, we pay homage to an amazing idea and work!

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Israel and Palestine: A Future Startup Society?

The two people at war for the better part of a centry might have a new solution to their decades-long feud...

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How to Get Saudi Women Rights and get your Neighbor to Paint his House

If you get government wrong, you get everything wrong.

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Earthport: Rediscovering a space-bound Startup Society

The proposal was made not for the year 2027, 2037 or even 2047...but 1977.

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Dubai: Innovation, Sustainability, and Despotism

The city is not to be underestimated - common law and excellent positioning make it the most important hub in the MENA region.

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The Economics of a Decentralized Economy in Ancient Greece

The city-state system of ancient Greece has much to teach us: it's not just metaphysical philosophy and drinking hemlock!

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5 Reasons why Startup Societies are Better than Standard Governments

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Startup Societies Through History: Rome

Romulus and Remus were not only raised by a she-wolf, but were also startup society entrepreneurs!

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Athens

In which we're looking back to examples of governance for inspiration: Namely, the free societies, the city-states, and federations of the past.

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Exit School

Proof of idea is the best way to demonstrate an argument. Some are rejecting politics as a method of change and are finding practical solutions with enterprise.

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