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    An idea thats caught my attention is the concept of "Free cities", several of which are planned for Honduras. Unfortunately, the supreme court of this country has blocked the project ruling it unconstitutional. It would seem to be nothing more than a temporary setback. hopefully this intriguing and potentially lucrative project(for both the investors and Honduran people) will go ahead as soon as possible.

    Honduran Private City Plan Shot Down by Its Supreme Court - Hit & Run : Reason.com





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    Very interesting idea indeed, have not watched the videos yet but will later and comment again

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    I think they are an excellent idea and really wish we'd see some real ones developed.
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    Haven't watched the videos prag, but I think this could be an excellent idea. There is strength in diversity; different approaches to taxation, education, healthcare could be implemented, assessed and scrapped with far greater freedom than having to go through the national circus first.

    Ireland might have played out very differently if a small party like the PDs had found their influence confined to a very small geographical region, as befitted their support, as opposed to the national stage they got to sh1te all over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldiper View Post

    Ireland might have played out very differently if a small party like the PDs had found their influence confined to a very small geographical region, as befitted their support, as opposed to the national stage they got to sh1te all over.
    Democracy is such a pain in the hole isn't it.
    Life is hard
    That's why no-one survives

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    Dubai as an example?

    Seriously, is that the society we're aiming for?
    The first 2 minutes are so full of holes and wild assumptions about global wealth that I have found it difficult to watch.
    We need to radically change every system that has enabled the wholesale destruction of the Irish landscape, rural and urban. There is no time for incremental step by step measures. The systems have failed utterly and the only hope for a real recovery requires the rule book to be torn up completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    Democracy is such a pain in the hole isn't it.
    Mass democracy is the road to tyranny. Take Chile for example, If it wasnt for Pinochet over throwing the supposedly democratic Allende regime and implementing market oriented reforms, Chile would not be one of south Americas most prosperous nations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alonso View Post
    Dubai as an example?

    Seriously, is that the society we're aiming for?
    The first 2 minutes are so full of holes and wild assumptions about global wealth.
    How about we start a mini North Korea? would that be OK in your books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldiper View Post
    Haven't watched the videos prag, but I think this could be an excellent idea. There is strength in diversity; different approaches to taxation, education, healthcare could be implemented, assessed and scrapped with far greater freedom than having to go through the national circus first.
    Federalism? Some countries have that already.
    How is ​the American underclass these days?
    We need to radically change every system that has enabled the wholesale destruction of the Irish landscape, rural and urban. There is no time for incremental step by step measures. The systems have failed utterly and the only hope for a real recovery requires the rule book to be torn up completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alonso View Post
    Federalism? Some countries have that already.
    How is ​the American underclass these days?
    How about the Swiss?

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