The Cicero Institute

I’ve just come across the Cicero Institute, a think tank that describes itself as providing entrepreneurial solutions to public problems.

It was founded by Joe Lonsdale, a Peter Thiel acolyte who also founded Palantir and a bunch of other big companies, and provides a right-of-centre (for lack of a better term) perspective on problems and solutions relating to criminal justice, housing, healthcare, regulation (generally), transportation, and education.

The content is really good, and I really like that it’s taken a Silicon Valley-esque approach to analyzing these problems. That is, one centred on creative, productive, positive-sum solution.

I highly recommend reading through its publications.

This piece on charter cities, written by Joe himself, is especially good.