My guest today is Patri Friedman, a political theorist and the General Partner at Pronomos Capital, the world's first charter city VC fund. Patri is on a mission to increase competition in government. In 2008, Patri founded the Seasteading Institute with a mission to create sovereign ocean colonies and “establish permanent, autonomous ocean communities to enable experimentation and innovation with diverse social, political, and legal systems.” We spend a lot of time talking about competitive governance and why we need it.
We also discuss the impact of technology on government and why building new institutions should be our primary focus now. We finish the conversation talking about meditation and nutrition.
Please, enjoy my conversation with Patri Friedman!
You can find the show notes here.
Topics we discuss:
How can charter cities promote progress and innovation?
How can new cities become a hub for innovation?
The place of charter cities in the developing world (the case of Africa)
The impact of technology on government
Why building new institutions should be our primary focus now
Patri's meditation techniques and how to maintain clear thinking in the digital age
Living in the mountains of Monterrey
Diversity — Why it's so important
The problem with the digital world and the importance of the physical world
Find Patri online:
The Seasteading Institute
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