"Future Cities Need to Hand Over the Keys" [CFR]

February 3, 2011

Excerpt:
“Rather than push for reform within a political system, he suggests starting afresh from the outside. In business, after all, new ideas are often championed by insurgent start-ups rather than by incumbents – IBM, master of the ancient mainframe, never championed the PC; Microsoft, hegemon of the hard drive, came late to cloud computing. Likewise in government, free entry and competition may trump reform from within the establishment. American mayors, frustrated in their attempts to shake up incumbent education systems, have encouraged experimental charter schools.”

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