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  • Sep 26 2013: Cities should have their own economies apart from central banks, reducing corruption, increasing transparency and merchant trade between city states as it used to be. Cities would also be more democratic as they would have more autonomy and could choose issues of inclusion such as war or pipelines rather than be at the whim of external forces. Move to proportional voting system and elect councilors from communities that actually have the power to create policy on behalf of the public. Cities are unsustainable as they are - just a matter of time as their footprint extends well beyond their borders thus cultivating a relationship with greenbelts and urban agriculture.
    • Sep 29 2013: There has not been trade between city states for thousands of years. We can't go back to the Bronze Age.

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