This could go in the aural brain candies thread, but really belongs in IP.
The latest Econtalk Podcast features Romer on Charter cities. It’s a very good discussion of the roles of formal and informal rules in promoting innovation and societal success. Touches on aspects of constitution making, special economic zones, norms, impediments to change… All ever so close, yet just removed from, where the political rubber meets the road. Perfect for ‘what if’ armchair theorists, and fans of a certain genre of sci-fi.
Two thumbs way up.