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Polystate: A Thought Experiment in Distributed Government Zach Weinersmith

Polystate: A Thought Experiment in Distributed Government

Zach Weinersmith

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What if governments didnt rule locations, but instead ruled minds? That is the question explored in this eBook.Polystate refers to the idea of a geographic entity in which multiple overlapping states exist, each consisting of citizens who haveMoreWhat if governments didnt rule locations, but instead ruled minds? That is the question explored in this eBook.Polystate refers to the idea of a geographic entity in which multiple overlapping states exist, each consisting of citizens who have agreed to the laws of a single non-geographic state. In this sense, the book is a discussion not of a particular form of government, but a meta-government in which each person is free to choose a new constitution on a yearly basis without the encumbrance of relocation.It is not clear whether such an institution as a Polystate is possible or desirable, but the author sets out to discuss ways in which it might conceivably work, and why it might be desirable.