Bringing Competition to Government

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern

Patri Friedman is working on a very interesting project to bring competition into government.  He has received funding to create floating platforms out in the ocean.  These platforms will not be subject to any one countries laws, and therefore will allow a variety of governments to flourish.  It has also been said that these platforms will be movable, allowing people to “vote with their feet”, without having to worry about the immensive costs involved.  An audio recording of an interview with Patri Friedman is located here, and an article written by Reason is located here.  The official website for the project is


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