Freakonomics Q&A

+ Brandon Fuller

Aren’t the cities that the world needs springing up naturally? Why do we need the construct of a charter city to encourage faster or better urbanization?Why will governments, particularly the entrenched, corrupt governments found in many countries, be willing to cede control of these zones?It all sounds great as a theoretical exercise, but honestly, don’t your colleagues tell you that something like this will never happen?

Paul Romer answers these questions and more from Dwyer Gunn in the Freakonomics blog.

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