glyph 592: SEZ, Special Economic Zones: innovations in land holding and governance systems ..... a multitude of experiments testing the balances necessary for the evolution of better freeorder ..... Lubeck's Lex Mercatoria, merchant law . loans to governments, tax, taxation, taxes ... England: King Edward II, Edward IV . Anglo-Hanseatic War, Treaty of Utrecht, London Steelyard ..... Scandanavia, Medieval Europe, Baltic, North Sea, Holland... overlapping competing jurisdictions, regulatory arbitrage ... trade monopolies, oligopolies, trade concessions, boycots, trade sanctions, arbitration, courts, guilds ... privateering, piracy ... failing states . cities as islands of governance
Mark Frazier's visionary paper describing a practical response to the depradations of governments that do not serve their citizens well. Originally published in the Chapman Law Review [CHAP. L. REV. 333 (2018)]
"In this century, it will be the city not the state that becomes the nexus of economic and political power.'