Charter Cities in The Sunday Times

Roughly 3 billion people from the world’s working poor will move from villages to cities over the next few decades. The choice is not whether the world will urbanise — it’s doing so, fast — but where and under which rules. Cities are so valuable that people will choose slums over rural poverty if that is their only choice. But charter cities would give them another option.

The Sunday Times published a commentary by Paul Romer today. The piece was adapted from a longer article written for the February edition of Prospect magazine.

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