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Published on May 10, 2011

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Patri Friedman, executive director and chairman of the Seasteading Institute, argues that government is an institution greatly in need of improvement, but one in which innovation is nearly impossible. He proposes building start-up countries at sea as the solution. "What we need," explains Friedman, "is a new physical frontier, a blank canvas for experiments."

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PATRI FRIEDMAN
Executive Director and Chairman of the Board, Seasteading Institute

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