The world's first charter city?
Back in 2009, Paul Romer unveiled the idea for a "charter city" — a new kind of city with rules that favor democracy and trade. This year, at TED2011, he tells the story of how such a city might just happen in Honduras ... with a little help from his TEDTalk.
"For more than three decades, macroeconomics has gone backwards," says Paul Romer in this September 2016 paper. "A parallel with string theory from physics hints at a general failure mode of science that is triggered when respect for highly regarded leaders evolves into a deference to authority that displaces objective fact from its position as the ultimate determinant of scientific truth."