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Introduction: from dinosaurs to chickens; Part I. Facts: 1.1. The most valuable thing in the world?; 1.2. Revolution, inside-out, bottom-up, world-wide; 1.3. Special jurisdictions in the United States; 1.4. Case study 1: Fordlandia; 1.5. Case study 2: Honduran REDs and ZEDEs; 1.6. Case study 3: Seasteads; Part II. Theory: 2.1. The center of the law; 2.2. Why consent to consent?; 2.3. Up the ladder of consent; 2.4. Forget it is a constitution; Part III. Practice: 3.1. Best practices in governing services; 3.2. Abolish governmental immunity; 3.3. Citizen courts; 3.4. From orphaned cities to shared communities; 3.5. Double democracy; 3.6. United States special economic zones (USSEZs); 3.7. Ulex: An Open Source Legal Operating System; 3.8. Stories of the sort ordinarily recounted over drinks; Conclusion: from smart governments, gold swans; Appendix 1: worldwide census of SEZs and similar zones; Appendix 2: economics of monopolies in governing services; Appendix 3: Ulex Open Source Legal Operating System Version 1.0 (2016).

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Your Next Government? From the Nation State to Stateless Nations reveals the revolution quietly transforming governments bottom-up, inside-out, worldwide.

About the Author

Tom W. Bell earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1993, then practiced law in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC before serving as a policy director at the Cato Institute. In 1998, he joined the faculty of Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, where he teaches all of the first-year common law courses and electives in high-tech and intellectual property law. Bell's prior publications include Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good (2014). Through Archimediate LLC, Bell advises companies developing special economic zones on the design, installation, and support of legal systems.


'Tom W. Bell is the expert in new legal systems for new governments, and his book provides a perfect combination of theory, practice, and enthusiasm to make competitive governance seem not only vital for human betterment, but also a fun adventure.' Brian Doherty, author of Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement

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