6 votes A look at Próspera, the charter city taking shape in Honduras Posted April 15 by skybrian Tags: charter cities, honduras, libertarianism, scott alexander, cities, offbeat, long read https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/prospectus-on-prospera Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Title Prospectus On Próspera Authors Scott Alexander Word count 11 305 words 2 comments Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK skybrian (OP) April 15 Link From the blog post: From the blog post: In one sense, Próspera is a 58 acre tract of unoccupied land on the island of Roatan, between a fishing village and a golf course. 58 acres is small; the nearby golf course is bigger. So far there are three buildings on the land. They’re called the Beta Buildings, because they’re a beta test of whether people could actually build things under Próspera’s building code. Right now this is just a sort of testbed. Eventually, Próspera plans to buy up most of the land between Palmetto Bay and the golf course (though not the area marked Crawfish Rock, which is already a separate town). That would make it about a square mile in size - a little smaller than New York’s Central Park. But that’s only the beginning. Próspera’s not a place, it’s a platform. It’s a government with a charter, laws, legislators, officials, contracts, partnerships, etc. Anywhere can become part of Próspera - if someone has land in a totally different part of Honduras and wants to be part of Próspera they can. So far this one tract on Roatan is the only place that’s signed on, but that could change. bilbodwyer April 15 Link This sounds absolutely wild. I look forward to hearing and reading more about it! This sounds absolutely wild. I look forward to hearing and reading more about it!