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Unformatted text preview: Philosopher Kings with Your Own Private City Due: Friday, February 10, 2010 Many of the people in this class have told me they are interested . in real estate development At , least once a year real estate developers invite me to come speak at their conferences or dinners only to yell at me that , they need bigger grander plots . of land to assemble for bigger projects , ! Well now is your chance to go big or go home , As you read this week Paul Romer is perhaps the most . ambitious of all No more of this democratic participation . nonsense What the world needs are cities run like , “ .” enterprises governed by people voting with their feet ’ You don t like where you live? City government build ’ . something you don t like near you? Too bad No endless . . battles with city councils No lawsuits You have no property rights beyond your body and your / . , house apartment According to Romer cities should be- , about empowered consumers and inter city competition , not cumbersome overly bureaucratic supposedly...
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