Books

Dive deeper into the world of Free Cities with books published by the Foundation.

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Free Private Cities
Whitepaper

In current political systems, the actions of both rulers and the governed are shaped by wrong incentives. Rulers have no liability and face no economic disadvantage if they make poor decisions. The governed are made to believe that “free” benefits can come into existence through the power of their votes. This politicizes the state monopoly on force and leads to constant changes to the “social contract” and an endless struggle to influence the direction of this change.

Free Private Cities
by Titus Gebel

Titus Gebel’s book, Free Private Cities: Making Governments Compete for You, presents the theoretical framework for creating Free Cities, drawing lessons from past and present autonomous cities and outlining a model for building a Free City in the real world.

Free Private Cities represent one of the few non-totalitarian alternatives to the majoritarian political systems adopted by most Western nation-states. Once the idea of a viable freedom-oriented alternative system is in people’s minds, it won’t go away again. That is why it is so important to spread the concept. Free Private Cities also provide an opportunity for developing and emerging countries to catch up more quickly and can contribute to easing the migration crisis.

low angle photo of city high rise buildings during daytime
low angle photo of city high rise buildings during daytime

Strategies for Liberty
by Alexander D. Voss

Many of us already firmly believe that liberty is one of the most important political goals. However, controversies quickly arise when it comes to the best strategies to achieve more liberty in our lifetime.

In this book, Alex Voss makes the case that Free Cities and Bitcoin are among the most powerful tools we have to meaningfully enhance liberty. Importantly, the synergies between these two tools make them exceptionally powerful in their potential to free us from today’s legacy systems.

Entrepreneurial Communities
by Calvin Duke

Government plays an all-encompassing role in our lives, and seldom a positive one. What if there was a better way to organize society, one that didn’t rely on taxation and self-serving political parties? Spencer Heath and Spencer MacCallum have shown that entrepreneurial communities are the most natural organization of a free society. Calvin Duke introduces these little known social thinkers and explores current successful examples of their radical ideas.

The entrepreneurial community is the governance model chosen for the Honduran Free City Ciudad Morazán. You can find out more about this city in our Free Communities Directory.

low angle photo of city high rise buildings during daytime
low angle photo of city high rise buildings during daytime

Road to Liberty
Short Stories Book

In 2020, the Free Cities Foundation announced a short story writing competition, in which we asked writers to imagine what it would be like to live in a Free Private City and about the opportunities and challenges one might encounter. 

Over a hundred stories were written and submitted from all around the world. We have compiled the best stories in this book and hope to inspire more people to join our movement that seeks to revolutionize the market of living together.