Case 2 – The Private Governments of Shanker Singham, Erick Brimen & Dr Barbara Kolm

2020: The ‘NeWay’ to Serfdom

ZEDE Roatan

People, organisations & think tanks

Shanker Singham, EY, Zaha Hadid, Competere, ULEX, CATO Institute, IEA, Seasteading, NeWay Capital, Honduras Próspera LLC, Pronomos Capital, Atlas, Network, Heritage Foundation, Honduran Government, Erick Brimen……. and Dr Barbara Kolm

The above interactive diagram includes active links and is intended to help you visualize the connections and key roles and organisations involved in the ZEDE Project in Honduras.

The diagram opens in a new browser tab and the controls are activated by clicking on the image.

It is interesting that the architect of many of the free market reforms in Russia was Babson Global Inc’s Shanker Singham is also one of the key architects of both Brexit and Enterprise Cities. A look at Singhams past speeches, in particular those in Moscow and the USA shed light on how long he has been lobbying and planning these monumental events. See https://competere.co.uk/speeches-and-conferences

…..A curious sequence of events

As the diagram above illustrates, Singhams’s statements about Enterprise Cities being a method of ‘eliminating crony capitalism’ require serious scrutiny.

More we all need put this statement into context with how it links to this very important chain of events Austria 2006, involving Benjamin Netanyahu, Dr Andrei Illarionov, Dr Barbara Kolm, Sebastian Gorka, Matthew Elliott and all key global libertarian individuals and think tanks. All of whom have their own motivations for Russia opening up totally to Libertarian Free Trade.

Please click here to view

Dr Illarionov, now with the US Cato Institute, as well as running his own Russian IEA Think Tanks http://iea.ru/ was fiercely critical of the Russian Goverments economic approach when he resigned in 2005 and especially concerning the scandal involving the sale of Yukos Oil and Mihkail Khorodovsky, (whose son studied at the US Babson College between 2003-2007). https://www.businessinsider.com/ten-years-after-mikhail-khodorkovskys-arrest-2013-10?r=DE&IR=T .

Dr Illarionov explained his serious concerns about the direction Russian politics was taking in this newspaper interview in 2007. Please take careful note of what he said here and compare it with what we are describing on this website. In particular, to what is being implemented by Shanker Singham, Dr Barbara Kolm and Erick Brimen’s Honduras, Britain and beyond:

When asked “You say that the West doesn’t understand what’s going on in Russia. What’s your view? What is going on?”, Dr Andrei llarionov (Russian President Vladimir Putin’s former Chief Economic Advisor) responded:

“The emergence of a new political, economic, and ideological regime. In fact, it has already been more or less established. My term for it — which may not be the most precise term — is a “corporativist” state. It’s where power is concentrated in the hands of corporations whose members hold all the key positions in the political, economic, ideological, informational, financial, and other spheres of life.

The elimination of freedoms leads, among other things, to the elimination of institutions — the weakening, collapse, and ultimately the destruction of public and state institutions.

These people support each other; they’re members of the same organization; they’re beyond the reach of law and regulations; and they counterpoise themselves against the rest of society. Their ideology is the so-called “nash-ism” — separating “us” and “ours” from “them” and “the others.” For “us,” common laws are not applicable.”

“Russia: Economist Says Political Elite ‘Have Their Own Law” 2nd February 2007

Private Government Syndicates

This is a must watch video from Monaco resident, lawyer, and mining and resources magnate Titus Gebel, a major investor in the Roatán ZEDE.

German born Titus Gebel, is the opinionated, self-styled ‘King Gebel of Roatan’. He has his own particular views on how governments should look, which includes the authoritarian ‘removal of politics’ in what seems to perceive as his own state. This is a proposition to billionaires that he canvassed in an open letter inviting them to invest in Private Cities.

There are a number of things that strike you when looking at the organisations and people involved with the world’s first ZEDE Enterprise City.

  • The first thing you notice is that the vast majority are young white American males associated with libertarian think tanks and pressure groups.
  • The second thing that strikes you is that the same names keep popping up in a variety of roles and organisations – often with clear conflicts of interest. This is a cross-population of group-think and vested interests that typifies this project.
  • The third, and most alarming theme of ZEDE Roatan, is the exclusion of the local indigenous traditional landowners, who don’t even merit representation on the local ZEDE Roatan Committee and who have not been balloted on the adoption of the ZEDE Charter. Questions still remain unanswered about indigenous traditional landowner status and civil liberties within ZEDEs, especially worrying given the extreme poverty and low literacy rate amongst local Honduran and Garifuna populations.

“The former Minister of Economics, Fernando García, is a ZEDE expert; on behalf of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, he wrote a detailed study on the special development zones. But he too has more questions than answers. “The most important element of a democracy is the participation of its citizens, and for that you need free access to information,” says García. “But if there is no transparency, only cover-up, then one cannot speak of a real democracy.””

Imagine

… if half of the small Caribbean island paradise of Roatan off the North coast of Honduras has been partitioned and the annexed land is leased for 50 years to a private US company, registered in Delaware in the United States to avoid tax and financial scrutiny.

… if this enclave is the site of the most daring social and economic experiment since China’s Cultural Revolution and with an economic model that aims to build on the Special Economic Zones (SEZs), such as Shenzhen City and Guangdong Province, that enabled China to rapidly expand as the World’s leading trading nation. A vision for an autonomous privatised nation-within-a-nation, a center for finance and trade, wrapped in a cloak of privacy with light-touch laws, minimal red tape and very little tax to pay.

… your government was selling your sovereignty to wealthy overseas investors who will become your neo-feudal overlords. These libertarian colonialists have the right to evict you from your own property using their own private police and military forces and an ‘outsourced’ judiciary system and ad-hoc penal code.

… if these ‘Charter Cities’ were linked in a global web of economic secrecy in a way that would make it virtually impossible for the European Union’s powerful new Tax Avoidance Directives to be enforced, whilst Honduras is at the same time receiving significant EU development funds:

Source: https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/mip-hn-2014-2020_es.pdf

Imagine

…if companies like McKinsey are warning of very significant risks

“Still, these success stories have a flip side: ill-conceived or badly implemented SEZs can have a significant negative effect. A relative lack of regulation and oversight, for example, creates opportunities for illicit activities, including trade in counterfeit goods, money laundering, and trafficking in human beings, drugs, and weapons.”

How customs agencies can help special economic zones succeed, McKinsey & Co

ZEDE Roatan – A Viennese Waltz

The ZEDE model in Roatan has now been populated with private companies and organisations that will operate the jurisdiction. The image is that of a syndicate of interconnected libertarian billionaire investors, politicians, economists, think tanks and global business interests.

Two of these shown below at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas in 2013, Dr Barbara Kolm and Dr Richard Rahn are operating at the highest levels worldwide to ensure the project succeeds at any cost. In the case of Dr Rahn, and Dr Kolm, who is Vice President of the Austrian National Bank, it is curious that their fellow Americans and Austrians seem to be blissfully unaware of what they and the other extremely powerful individuals on this vast project are doing to disrupt democracy in a Central American country, infamous for cocaine and gun smuggling.

In fact there is a history of foreign exploitation and manipulation of this part of the world. Edward Bernays – famous for rebranding propaganda as ‘Public Relations’ and using ethically questionable techniques to sell people things they didnt need – managed to meddle in Latin American politics, and worked closely with the CIA . Bernays controversially used the work of his uncle, the infamous Austrian founder of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud to achieve his goals and gain great personal wealth in the process.

Indeed. from the Ronald Reagan government’s Nicaraguan Contras, back to the slave traders of the British and Austro-Hungarian House of Habsburg Empires’ there is history of foreign interference. Not forgetting also the well-documented post-war drug and gun smuggling that Nazi war criminals like Klaus Barbie carried out in Latin America, often in collaboration with the CIA and various European Governments.

Perhaps it is time that a lot more scrutiny was placed on the people and their hugely powerful backers who are intent on disrupting democracy?

Barbara Kolm, President of ZEDE CAMP and the H.A. Hayek Institute
Pictured with (L to R) Richard Rahn, Jim Rogers and Steve Forbes at FreedomFest in Las Vegas, 2013.
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore, 11 July 2013,

The Boards and Committees of the first Honduran ZEDE in Roatan are stacked with representatives from Atlas Network’s 447 Libertarian partner think tanks which operate in 95 countries and include representatives of the climate-change-denying the Heritage Foundation, World Taxpayers Associations the CATO Institute, The Mont Pelerin Society, the UK’s Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and the Austrian Economic Center.

Note: The World Taxpayers Associations (WTA) is huge umbrella which brings together most of the Far Right Libertarian organisations worldwide. Matthew Elliot, CEO of Brexit Vote Leave campaign who worked very closely with Shanker Singham at Legatum, is on the Board of Advisors. Matthew’s obliquitous wife Sarah Elliott of Republicans Overseas (UK), was a previous WTA Secretary-General and worked for Grover Norquist, who helped Matthew form the Taxpayers Alliance.

Key players include:

Shankar Singham – Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit at the UK’s IEA think tank and an admirer of Opus Dei’s evangelical Catholicism & idea of “the sanctification of work”. Importantly, as well as being touted at the real mastermind behind Brexit, Singham’s key role at Babson Global Inc indicates that he is instrumental in negotiating new ZEDE’s with host Governments and with the aim of disrupting the global economy.

Dr Barbara Kolm President of the Hayek Institute, and Director of the Austrian Economic Center and Free Market Roadshows which evangelise Austrian-School Free Market Economics worldwide with the aim of ‘Disrupting Democracy’. She plays a key role in influencing most global Libertarian institutions, lobby groups and governments, and is referred to by her own Austrian Economic Center as, ‘the Voice of Europe‘. In addition, Dr Kolm is Vice President of the Austrian National Bank (OeNB), sits on numerous boards and is a University lecturer.

Peter Thiel – the American/German Silicon Valley billionaire ‘wunderkind’ who founded PayPal and the notorious Palantir organisation which provides the big-data backbone for election influencing digital campaigns via Facebook, where he is on the Board of Directors, and other Social Media channels. Thiel’s Seasteading Institute which applied the same Free Market theory to ocean-based dwellings and ultimately, marine Charter Cities. An early investor, Thiel has distanced himself from the ZEDE Roatán project in recent years.

Titus Gebel – a mining and resources billionaire and primary investor, who likens his power in the Roatán ZEDE, ‘his City’, to that of Prince Albert in Monaco. Gebel also founded the Startup Societies Foundation and has formed an alliance with FEMOZA, the World Free and Special Economic Zones Federation, based in Geneva, Switzerland. FEMOZA has links to Vladimir Putin (see bottom of page).

Patri Friedman – anarcho-capitalist grandson of economist Milton Friedman (who incidentally, like Hayek, was an advisor and advocate of General Pinochet’s regime in Chile). Friedman was previously an executive at Google, and is the founder and general partner of finance organisations Pronomos Capital and Zarco. An ex Google engineer, Friedman started the Seasteading Institute with seed funding from Peter Thiel, and sits on the boards of multiple neocolonialst ventures including Titus Gebel’s Startup Societies Foundation.

Grover Norquist  – Ronald Reagan’s choice to found Americans for Tax Reform, and former director of the National Rifle Association (NRA), a man whose resumé reads like a Tom Clancy character.

Mark Skousen  – a former CIA Economic Analyst, influential advocate of Austrian Economics and prolific author, who’s titles include ‘The Complete Guide to Financial Privacy. Skousen was President of the Foundation for Economic Education, the oldest free market think tank in the USA, and is the founder of the annual FreedomFest, the largest libertarian gathering in the world.

Archduchess Gabriela von Habsburg – a member of the House of Habsburg family who colonised Central America during their , through the patronage of Christopher Columbus and Hernán Cortés (often referred to ‘Cortez The Killer’) and others. Habsburg is an artist and ‘diplomat for hire. Her Tabula Rasa Exhibiton included her sculpture called “The Monument to the Three Powers of the State”, referencing the executive, legislature and judiciary.

Middle-East financiers – linked to the wealthiest families and conglomerates in the UAE and Oman, including Jeff Singer, the former Chief Executive of the Dubai International Finance Centre Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Michael Reagan – Son of US President Ronald Reagan and US Republican strategist and political pundit.

Kakha Benduikze – now deceased, Benduikze made his fortune privatising Russian industries, and was the architect of the chaotic market reforms in Georgia.

Joel Bomgar – Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives and tech businessman. Joel Bomgar co-authored the Future Plan for Mississippi with Governor Phil Bryant, who himself is no stranger to controversy https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/20/too-much-love-nigel-farage-and-friends-have-a-bad-boys-ball-in-dc

Alejandro Chafuen – President and CEO of the Atlas Network between 1991 and 2018, who’s meeting with Dr Barbara Kolm at the IEA in London in 2006 may have been the moment this vast bold project, involving Brexit and ZEDEs was germinated.

Mark Klugmann – US Presidents Reagan & Bush speechwriter, advisor to Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa. Klugmann played a pivotal role in obtaining the constitutional change required to provide full eCity3 ‘micro-nation’ autonomy for the Honduran ZEDEs. Klugmann was previously an advisor to a Chilean Government Minister from Pinochet’s murderous regime.

… and also several serving and former Honduran Ministers, several with close links to organised crime and the narcotics trade, including the current Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, who like his jailed brother , is under investigation by the USA for his links to the narcotics trade.

A form of bastardised ‘Nation-building’ that would only exist in a science fiction novel right?

A century after the US military intervention in La Ceiba and the return of territorial concessions

Ofraneh https://ofraneh.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/1942/

(Mark Lutter’s) .. essay chronicles decades of libertarian failure to get projects off the ground, which reads as a forceful indictment against the capacity of grass roots libertarians to become city-builders. As Lutter points out, startup societies have a unique knack of getting kicked out of the places where they are trying to build and have struggled to apply a Burning Man / Silicon Valley / libertarian ethos to real-world contexts in their city-building endeavors.

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/07/13/sarah-moser/future-already-here .

Charter Cities and the ‘Leap Model’

The original vision for Enterprise Cities was based on a model proposed by Paul Romer had an elegant simplicity. Each special administrative zone engaged with a developed nation and adopted the legal code of that nation, for example, Canada. Paul Romer’s TED Talk on Charter Cities was the catalyst for ZEDEs in Honduras. Having been involved in the project from the outset, Romer withdrew from the project when Mark Klugmann’s LEAP model was selected by the Honduran Government, defying Romer’s requirement for a Transparency Committee.

The following short film from FreedomFest 2013, Mark Klugmann explains his LEAP (Legal, Economic, Administrative and Political) Zones.

Honduras needed to implement a number of constitutional changes to allow the ZEDE in Roatán to proceed. This slide deck details the constitutional changes and also names the members of the Committee of Best Practices.

Slide 12 | Removal of requirement for a plebiscite for ZEDE approval on rural land
Slide 17 | ZEDEs permission to create their own economic and employment laws
Slide 18 | ZEDEs permission to operate autonomous laws and legal system
Slide 19 | Appointment of Committee of Best Practices (CAMP) members by Honduran President Lobo
Slide 20 | Ability for ZEDE to expand to incorporate more land

The Charter for the Próspera ZEDE can be viewed here.

The Investors

Click here to read more about ZEDE Roatan, Honduras Investors

Funding and Investors

NeWAY Capital
Peter Thiel
Titus Gebel

Read

  1. Who Wants to Buy Honduras?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/magazine/who-wants-to-buy-honduras.html
  2. What Would It Be Like to Live in a Town Run by Investors?
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-10-16/what-would-it-be-like-to-live-in-a-town-run-by-investors
  3. Can Honduras’ ZEDE become a new “Hong Kong” or the next “Singapore”? Barcelona Free Market Road Show, April 4, 2014
    http://misesbarcelona.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CONF10_PWPT_PANEL3_KLUGMANN.pdf
  4. Should the Inter-American Development Bank Fund Honduras to Implement Controversial Special Economic Zones?
    https://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ZEDEanalysis.pdf

Peter Thiel CALIFORNIA
Early investor in NeWay Capital
1. Honduras Shrugged
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4cEB71oIrAUJ:https://www.economist.com/international/2011/12/10/honduras-shrugged+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au&client=safari
2. THE WORLD’S FIRST CHARTER CITIES IN HONDURAS: From neo-liberalism to neo-colonialism
https://afgj.org/the-world%E2%80%99s-first-charter-cities-in-honduras-from-neo-liberalism-to-neo-colonialism
3. On November 10, 2015, Peter Thiel received the Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala event at Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna. 
https://e-fundresearch.com/markets/artikel/29511-internetmilliardaer-peter-thiel-zu-gast-in-wien-inkl-fotogalerie
4. Peter Thiel Is Taking Human Growth Hormone In Hopes Of Living To 120
https://www.businessinsider.com/peter-thiel-is-taking-human-growth-hormones-hgh-2014-12
5. Peter Diamandis Is the Latest Tech Futurist Betting on Anti-Aging Stem Cells
https://www.wired.com/story/peter-diamandis-is-the-latest-tech-futurist-betting-on-stem-cells/

Imagine

… if some of the wealthiest people on the planet, such as Peter Thiel and Titus Gebel, were funding this social and economic experiment without the informed consent of the local population. These people, with radical ideas about the future, that have no alignment with your cultural or social values, feel empowered by wealth to use your life and home as part of a neo-libertarian experiment designed to break your current society and rebuild it to meet their dictatorial vision.

ZEDE Committee of Best Practices (CAMP)

Click here to read more aboutCommittee of Best Practices (CAMP) Founding Members details

CAMP Founding Members

Official establishment of ZEDE with Committee for the Adoption of Best Practices (CAMP) members directly appointed by Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa ‘Pepe Lobo’:

Source:
ttp://www.eleutera.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Decreto-Legislativo-nombramiento-CAMP-La-Gaceta1.pdf

Dr Barbara Kolm AUSTRIA
Founding member and Chairperson – ZEDE CAMP
1.Dr Barbara Kolm & Matthew Elliott at the ERB/UK Taxpayers Alliance 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3oa8sPNnx8
2. Dr Barbara Kolm: Why the European Union will fail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWrGWSFPGYo
3. Austrian Group at Heart of EU Nationalist Funding Draws Scrutiny https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-07/austrian-group-at-heart-of-eu-nationalist-funding-draws-scrutiny
4. Far-Right FPÖ chief, Heinz Christian Strache’s Iron Lady (Dr Barbara Kolm) to become (Vice) President of the Austrian National Bank https://www.profil.at/wirtschaft/barbara-kolm-straches-eiserne-lady-10303358
5. CPAC 2020 – Peter Pitts Asks Barbara Kolm About the Dangers of Socialized Healthcare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkhGRUk5WOU
6. Dr Barbara Kolm’s Austrian Economics Center received “five-figure sums” from tobacco companies https://www.profil.at/oesterreich/barbara-kolm-austrian-economics-center-tabakkonzerne-10727431
7. Barbara Kolm: Opinion about Private Cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxmIjW9n0Ds
8. Dr Barbara Kolm: Texas Tech 2016: What can the US learn from Europe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSHAX8zmyyI&list=PLDmvNdYLd2eQJJ8IpXAN9rBzpR_res-IK
9. Dr Barabara Kolm explains her Austrian Economic Centers presence at Montenegro’s private University (UDG) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeZIgEvEqa4
10. Dr Barbara Kolm’s 10 years of her Free Market Roadshow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPAYKPs2ynE

Kakha Bendukidze GEORGIA (deceased)
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
1. Bendukidze Free Market Org
http://bendukidze.org/
2. Georgia’s Libertarian Revolution, Part two: Bendukidze and Russian Capitalism Berlin – Tbilisi – Istanbul 17 April 2010
https://www.esiweb.org/pdf/esi_-georgias_libertarian_revolution-part_two-bendukidze_and_russian_capitalism-_17_april_2010.pdf
3. The Man Who Remade Georgia
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/man-remade-georgia
4. Famous Reformist Kakha Bendukidze Dies at 58
http://www.tabula.ge/en/story/89804-famous-reformist-kakha-bendukidze-dies-at-58

Morton Blackwell USA
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
1. Morton Blackwell, President, Leadership Institute
https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/aboutus/morton.cfm
2. Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites in the Allocutions of Pius XII: A Theme Illuminating American Social History
https://nobility.org/2010/11/01/foreword-by-morton-c-blackwell/
3. Morton Blackwell: What’s the Real Nature of Conservative Politics? – Illinois Review
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2013/12/morton-blackwell-whats-the-real-nature-of-conservative-politics.html
4. Morton C. Blackwell, Special Assistant to the President, Office of Public Liaison, 1981-1984 
https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/digital-library/morton-blackwell
5. Morton Blackwell is “One of my heroes” – Mike Pence (Leadership Institute Alumni)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37KPMhqLDWw
6. How Powerful Is This Right-Wing Shadow Network?
https://newrepublic.com/article/156431/how-powerful-council-national-policy-right-wing-shadow-network

Alejandro Chaufen ARGENTINA
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
Former CEO of the Atlas Network (1991-2018), Founder of the Hispanic American Center for Economic Research and International Managing Director of the Acton Institute, Member of Mont Pelerin Society
1. Action Institute, Managing Director, International
https://www.acton.org/about/staff/alejandro-chafuen
2. Chaufen.com
http://www.chafuen.com/
3. ATLAS NETWORK SALUTES DEPARTING PRES. ALEX CHAFUEN AS HE TRANSITIONS TO NEW ROLE AT ACTON INSTITUTE
https://www.atlasnetwork.org/news/article/atlas-network-salutes-departing-pres.-alex-chafuen-as-he-transitions-to-new
4. How the Mont Pelerin Society ‘Neoliberal Thought Collective’ Is Influencing Donald Trump’s Presidency
https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/11/29/how-mont-pelerin-society-neoliberal-thought-collective-influencing-donald-trump-s-presidency
5. Church Voices On Socialism And Cultural Marxism
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alejandrochafuen/2019/07/22/church-voices-on-socialism-and-cultural-marxism/#4e5b768f796b
6. Special CEQLS Lecture: Alejandro A. Chafuen: Christian Roots of the Free Society
https://www.slideshare.net/INSTITUTEsk/special-ceqls-lecture-alejandro-a-chafuen-christian-roots-of-the-free-society
7. 70 Years Later, Peron’s Politics Still Reign In Argentina
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alejandrochafuen/2015/10/22/argentinean-2015-presidential-election-uncertain-change-or-peronist-continuity/#5198a0903bba

Lars Seier Christensen SWITZERLAND
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
1. Millionaire’s Plan to Cut Danish Taxes Lies in Tatters
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-13/saxo-millionaire-s-plan-to-cut-danish-taxes-lies-in-tatters
2. Yaron Brook, Lars Seier Christensen: Why Is Ayn Rand Still Relevant?
https://www.mixcloud.com/yaronbrookshow/yaron-brook-lars-seier-christensen-why-is-ayn-rand-still-relevant/

Alex Cranberg TEXAS
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
Chairman of Aspect Holdings, LLC, and former Regent of the University of Texas.
1. Denver oilman Alex Cranberg and his partner secured huge Ukraine drilling deal after push from Rick Perry
https://coloradosun.com/2019/11/11/rick-perry-ukraine-gas-deal-alex-cranberg/
2. Alex Cranberg Steps In Oily Foreign Policy Scandal (Again)
https://www.coloradopols.com/diary/131792/alex-cranberg-steps-in-oily-foreign-policy-scandal-again
3. Newest Iraqi Gusher Could Make Texas Oilman A Billionaire
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2012/09/13/whos-the-texas-oilman-behind-the-newest-iraqi-gusher/#78cd5a865d6f
4. Aspect Holdings – Meet the founder
http://www.aspectenergy.com/founder.html
5. Alex Cranberg: In the Background of the Koch Network
https://www.followthemoney.org/research/blog/alex-cranberg-in-the-background-of-the-koch-network
6. Baroness of the Belize oil fields (wife)
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/baroness-of-the-belize-oil-fields-28511449.html

Ebal Jair Diaz Lupian HONDURAS
Executive Secretary of the Cabinet of the Republic of Honduras, Chairman of Board of Directors of Honduran Property Institute (government institute)
1. Honduras to build land title registry using bitcoin technology
https://uk.reuters.com/article/usa-honduras-technology/honduras-to-build-land-title-registry-using-bitcoin-technology-idINKBN0O01V720150515
2. Honduras election: Army given more powers to quash unrest
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42205180
3. Honduras to Unveil First ZEDE in March
https://panampost.com/panam-staff/2015/01/20/honduras-to-unveil-first-zede-in-march/
4. Dispelling the Myth of Charter Cities in Honduras
https://news.kgnu.org/2015/06/dispelling-the-myth-of-charter-cities-in-honduras/
5. Honduras’ new penal code lightens sentences for corruption
https://apnews.com/1efbd7e8a44f6c2458fb6a15c2950642
6. Exclusive: A Pandora’s box of corruption in Honduras
https://www.univision.com/univision-news/latin-america/exclusive-a-pandoras-box-of-corruption-in-honduras

Enriqué Ghersi PERU
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
Lawyer, professor, Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute
1. Enriqué Ghersi – Adjunct Scholar, CATO Institute
https://www.cato.org/people/enrique-ghersi
2. Enriqué Ghersi – Adjunct Scholar, Independent Institute
https://www.independent.org/aboutus/person_detail.asp?id=1244
3. Enrique Ghersi’s* Talk “Peru: A not-so Shining Path”, held at the 14th Gottfried-von-Haberler Conference 2018 in Vaduz (FL)
https://ecaef.org/enrique-ghersi-peru-not-so-shining-path/
4. Peru’s Mining Crisis
https://www.independent.org/news/article.asp?id=1816
6. Everything you need to know about the Odebrecht Arbitration Case Case Odebrecht Case Arbritrajes | Odebrecht justice
https://newsbeezer.com/perueng/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-odebrecht-arbitration-case-case-odebrecht-case-arbritrajes-odebrecht-justice/
7. Referees seek today to reverse prison and regain freedom (Odebrecht scandal)
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fperu21.pe%2Fpolitica%2Farbitros-buscan-hoy-revertir-prision-y-recuperar-libertad-noticia%2F
8. Insolvency in Vienna due to the Odebrecht scandal
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwien.orf.at%2Fstories%2F3027783%2F

Archduchess Gabriela von Habsburg GERMANY, AUSTRIA & GEORGIA
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
1. The art of diplomacy
https://www.ft.com/content/95cb427e-7054-11e0-bea7-00144feabdc0
2. Ambassador Gabriela von Habsburg: Georgia now ‘open for business’
http://news.hvino.com/2013/01/ambassador-gabriela-von-habsburg.html
3. U.S. TOUR OF DR. OTTO VON HABSBURG ANNOUNCED Habsburg to Visit Washington, D.C., Cleveland, and New York, April 9-23 2005
http://www.hacusa.org/en/2005-press-releases/us-tour-of-dr-otto-von-habsburg-announced-habsburg-to-visit-washington-dc-cleveland-and-new-york-april-9-23
4. 2015 Free Market Road Show in Bratislava – Keynote speech by keynote speech was delivered by Ambassador Gabriela von Habsburg
http://4liberty.eu/2015-free-market-road-show-in-bratislava/
5. The Habsburgs’ new empire – The princess and the bear …
https://www.economist.com/europe/2010/02/18/the-princess-and-the-bear
6. Tabula Rasa – The sculpture was designed as a public monument marking Georgia’s transition from Soviet rule to independent democracy, symbolizing the separation of its three main powers — the executive, legislature and judiciary. It is called “The Monument to the Three Powers of the State.”
https://habsburg.de/en/literature/tabula-rasa/

Juan Orlando Hernández HONDURAS
President of Honduras
1. Narco-Politics Cast Shadow on Honduran Presidents: Court Documents
https://www.insightcrime.org/news/analysis/narco-politics-honduras-presidents-court-documents/
2. US prosecutors accuse Honduran president of taking drug money
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/03/honduran-president-juan-orlando-hernandez-drug-money
3. Honduran President set to take power in wake of bloody elections – Opposition cries foul after vote count abruptly halted leading to change in result
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/honduras-president-juan-orlando-hernandez-salvador-nasralla-central-america-protests-latest-a8181236.html
4. Honduras protest crackdown: Five things to know: Protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez are likely to continue as the anniversary of the 2009 coup approaches.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/honduras-protest-crackdown-190621221439388.html
5. Honduras protest: ‘We want this narco-dictator out of presidency’
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-america-49268565
6. Hondurans React to Bribe Offered by El Chapo to President: ‘We Live in a Narcostate.’
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/world/americas/honduras-juan-orlando-hernandez.html
7. Yet More Accusations Against Honduras President, But Will They Matter?
https://www.insightcrime.org/news/analysis/accusations-honduras-president/

Mark Klugmann HONDURAS
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
Director of the International Center for Pension Reform, White House Speechwriter, creator of the LEAP model
1. Can Honduras’ ZEDE become a new “Hong Kong” or the next “Singapore”?LEAP Zones, Mark Klugmann, Presidential Commissioner, ZEDE of Honduras, Barcelona Free Market Road Show April 2014
http://misesbarcelona.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CONF10_PWPT_PANEL3_KLUGMANN.pdf
2. LEAP Zones: A Legal, Economic, Administrative and Political Framework for Free Cities
https://newmedia.ufm.edu/video/leap-zones-a-legal-economic-administrative-and-political-framework-for-free-cities/
3.The Future of Europe, Panel 3, Part 3
https://vimeo.com/102960106
4. Free Market Roadshow 2017 – Mark Klugmann
https://2017.freemarket-rs.com/klugmann-mark/
5.The man behind the man
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https://contracorriente.red/2017/03/23/el-hombre-detras-del-hombre/&prev=search&pto=aue

Ricardo Rodolfo Maduro Joest HONDURAS
Former President of Honduras, National Party of Honduras
1. Honduras’s Experiment With Free-Market Cities
https://fcpp.org/2011/02/24/hondurass-experiment-with-free-market-cities/
2. Romer’s “Resignation” Adds Credibility to the Honduran Project
https://athousandnations.com/2012/10/03/romers-resignation-adds-credibility-to-the-honduran-project/
3. Now SouthCom’s in control: SouthCom grabs the reins of an ALBA member state
https://www.voltairenet.org/article199358.html
4. Maduro: Zelaya acted illegally and violated the laws and the Constitution of Honduras
https://proceso.hn/maduro-zelaya-actuaba-de-una-forma-ilegal-e-incumplia-las-leyes-y-la-propia-constitucion-de-honduras/
5. Death of son persuades Honduran to take to political stage
https://www.ft.com/content/9e26313c-eb0d-11d8-91ae-00000e2511c8

Salem Ben Nasser Al-Ismaily OMAN
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
CEO of the Omani Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development
1. Special Economic Zone at Duqm – SEZAD & PAIPED Partner Up
https://www.duqm.gov.om/sezd/media/news/2014/sezad-amp-paiped-partner-up
2. Oman Sultan assures JPM of Industrial Drive Support
https://www.dailynews.co.tz/news/oman-sultan-assures-jpm-of-industrial-drive-support.aspx#
3. UK Defence Secretary Concludes Visit to Oman – delegation went on tour to the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD)
https://www.defaiya.com/news/Regional%20News/Oman/2020/09/11/uk-defence-secretary-concludes-visit-to-oman
4. Oman- Sultanate to support Tanzanian economy through investments in different sectors – Oman is keen to develop the Bagamoyo Special Economic Zone into a bustling investment area. 
https://menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.aspx?storyid=1095971910&title=Oman-Sultanate-to-support-Tanzanian-economy-through-investments-in-different-sectors

Grover Norquist MASSACHUSETTS
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
1. About Grover Norquist
https://www.atr.org/about-grover
2. Meet the Conservatives Who Campaigned for Apartheid South Africa
https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/meet-conservatives-who-campaigned-apartheid-south-africa/
3. The Incredible Life Of Grover Norquist, The Man Behind The GOP’s Famous Tax Pledge
https://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-grover-norquist-pledge-signers-list-fiscal-cliff-republicans-tax-2012-11?international=true&r=US&IR=T#he-volunteered-for-richard-nixons-campaign-in-1968-3
4. Sarah Elliott, Republicans Overseas UK Chairman made her Territorial Taxation for Individual (TTFI) Americans abroad presentation to Grover Norquist’s Wednesday meeting participants in DC. Grover’s Wednesday meetings are usually attended by over 100 Hill staff members and leaders from national conservative organizations. Grover’s national conservative coalition groups on tax issues are committed to make Citizenship Based Taxation (CBT) obsolete by supporting Congressman Holding’s TTFI bill passage. Thanks Sarah. Thanks Grover.
https://www.facebook.com/republicansoverseas/photos/sarah-elliott-republicans-overseas-uk-chairman-made-her-territorial-taxation-for/982890438561418/
5. Brexit-Loving Koch Acolytes Are Getting Rich Off Climate Change Denial in the UK
https://splinternews.com/brexit-loving-koch-acolytes-are-getting-rich-off-climat-1830537762
6. Grover Norquist: The Soul of the New Machine
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2004/01/grover-norquist-soul-new-machine/
7. Norquist appears to be on fast track to become Pentagon’s No. 2 (Brother)
https://www.rollcall.com/2019/07/24/norquist-appears-to-be-on-fast-track-to-become-pentagons-no-2/

https://twitter.com/TPUSA/status/1179445486228426752?s=20

Octavio Rubén Sánchez Barrientos HONDURAS
Founding Member – ZEDE CAMP
Former Minister for Culture & President Porfirio Lobo’s Chief of Staff 
1. Who Wants to Buy Honduras?
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/magazine/who-wants-to-buy-honduras.html
2. Koreans Reveal Initial Infrastructure Needs for Honduran ZEDEs
https://www.austriancenter.com/koreans-reveal-initial-infrastructure-needs-for-honduran-zedes/
3. Honduras and its libertarian experiment in the Gulf of Fonseca
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Felfaro.net%2Fes%2F201704%2Fcentroamerica%2F20283%2FHonduras-y-su-experimento-libertario-en-el-golfo-de-Fonseca.htm%26prev%3Dsearch%26pto%3Daue&prev=search
4. A ‘coup’ in Honduras? Nonsense.
https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2009/0702/p09s03-coop.html
5.Behind the race to build utopian city-states in the Honduran jungle
https://qz.com/12436/behind-the-race-to-build-utopian-city-states-in-the-honduran-jungle/

Surse Pierpoint PANAMA
General Manager of Colon Import & Export, S.A., President of the Colon Free Trade Users Association, President of Liberty Foundation Panama and Mont Pelerin Society member.
1. Beating Poverty with Free Zones in Panama
http://www.antiguaforum.ufm.edu/success-story-pierpoint
2. Colón Port: Panama’s Free-Trade Experiment
https://panampost.com/elisa-vasquez/2014/10/27/colon-port-panamas-free-trade-experiment/
3. LATIN AMERICA LIBERTY AWARDS HONOR THINK TANKS IN BRAZIL, HONDURAS, VENEZUELA
https://www.atlasnetwork.org/news/article/latin-america-liberty-awards-honor-think-tanks-in-brazil-honduras-venezuela
4. President, Liberty Foundation Panama
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffundacionlibertad.org.pa%2Fhtml%2F

Richard Rahn WASHINGTON DC
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
1. CATO Institute – Former Senior Fellow
https://www.cato.org/people/richard-rahn
2. Saving Honduras by Richard Rahn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/30/richard-rahn-saving-honduras/
3. Editorial Board member, Cayman Financial Review (ceased)
http://caymanianfinancialreview.cay.newsmemory.com/
4. Gloria Alvarez & Richard Rahn Will Be Honored In Vienna!
https://medium.com/freemarketdiaries/gloria-alvarez-richard-rahn-will-be-honored-in-vienna-9ec79e7b8b23
5. Americans Freely Finding Common Bonds with One Another Is Not Racism
http://www.igeg.org/publications-by-richard-w-rahn/americans-freely-finding-common-bonds-with-one-another-is-not-racism/
6. Richard Rahn – DeSmog
https://www.desmogblog.com/richard-rahn

Michael Reagan USA
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
Son of US President Ronald Reagan, radio host.
1. MICHAEL REAGAN: The Proof — Reaganomics Defeats Keynesianomics aka Obamanomics Every Time
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/michael-reagan-the-proof-reaganomics-defeats-keynesianomics-aka-obamanomics-every-time
2. The New Reagan Revolution: How Ronald Reagan’s Principles Can Restore America’s Greatness Paperback
https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Reagan-Revolution-Michael/dp/0312644558
3. Michael Reagan: California turning into Venezuela
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/michael-reagan-california-turning-into-venezuela/article_93d5669b-c12a-5419-a1af-49d13fb8c011.html

Mark Skousen USA
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
Economist, Author, former President of the Foundation for Economic Education, former CIA Economic Analyst.
1. Will Technology Cause Massive Unemployment? The Lessons of History
https://www.markskousen.com/will-technology-cause-massive-unemployment-the-lessons-of-history/
2. The 2019 Global Financial Summit Cruise
https://cruises.moneyshow.com/the-2019-global-financial-summit-cruise/
3. Global Financial Summit – The Birthplace of Austrian Economics Cruise (2017) with Dr Barbara Kolm
https://cruises.moneyshow.com/freedom-fest-budapest-passau/
4. Public Bailouts an option to save the economy (European Resource Bank webinar)
https://europeanresourcebank.org/6th-webinar-public-bailouts-an-option-to-save-the-economy/
5. Tribute to my uncle, W. Cleon Skousen
http://mskousen.com/2003/01/tribute-to-my-uncle-w-cleon-skousen/
6. The #1 Lesson I Learned in Miami Last Week (Mont Pelerin Society)
https://www.markskousen.com/the-1-lesson-i-learned-in-miami-last-week/
7. A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street – Austrian economics for investors
http://riosmauricio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Skousen_A-Viennese-Waltz-Down-Wall-Street_Austrian-Economics-for-Investors.pdf

Loren A. Smith USA
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
Judge, US Court of Federal Campaigns, President Reagan campaign advisor and defence attorney for President Nixon in the Watergate scandal.
1. United States Court of Federal Claims – Judge Loren A. Smith
https://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/loren-smith
2. Libertarian judge and magician advises Honduras on the legal system of the “model cities”
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https://ofraneh.wordpress.com/tag/loren-smith/&prev=search&pto=aue
3. ADMINISTRATIVE DISCRETION, JUDICIAL REVIEW, AND THE GLOOMY WORLD OF JUDGE SMITH
https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2942&context=dlj
4. Using Federal Courts To Attack Community and Environmental Protections
https://www.theusconstitution.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/19980401-Issue-Brief-CRC-Takings-Project.pdf
5. The original documents are located in Box 45, folder “President – Campaign Unauthorized Campaign Committees” of the Philip Buchen Files at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.
https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/0019/4520778.pdf

Faith Whittlesey
Founding member – ZEDE CAMP
1. Faith Whittlesey, Conservative Voice and Reagan Aide, Dies at 79
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/obituaries/faith-whittlesey-conservative-voice-and-reagan-aide-dies-at-79.html
2. ABROAD AT HOME; KEEPING THE FAITH
https://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/22/opinion/abroad-at-home-keeping-the-faith.html
3. WHITTLESEY, FAITH RYAN: Files, 1983-1985 –REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/sites/default/files/archives/textual/smof/whittles.pdf
4.Group of Catholic advisers signs on with Trump
https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/group-catholic-advisers-signs-trump
5. Ron Paul Is Launching His Own Foreign Policy Institute
https://www.businessinsider.in/Ron-Paul-Is-Launching-His-Own-Foreign-Policy-Institute/articleshow/21180135.cms

Imagine…

…if unproven experimental right-wing think tank theory is implemented without any ethical, social or environmental safeguarding or public representation?

… if Honduran ex-President ‘Pepe Lobo’ Porfirio Lobo Sosa, had handpicked a 21 member global Committee of Best Practices (CAMP) and appointed the Hayek Institute’s Dr Barbara Kolm as the President of the CAMP Committee and head of ZEDE Board of Trustees. This is the same President Lobo whose wife is currently in prison serving 58-years for corruption, and whose son is in prison in the USA serving 24 years for narcotics crimes.

… if the same Honduran President Lobo forced through the ZEDE legislation by removing opposing judges in a secretive midnight session in what was referred to as a ‘Technical Coup‘. Initially, the Honduran judiciary ruled ZEDEs as unconstitutional with judges voting 4:1 against the required constitutional change. However, legislation was passed once ‘Pepe Lobo’ sacked the four opposing judges and later the one judge supporting ZEDEs was made Attorney General.

… if the mastermind of modern Charter Cities, Paul Romer, had withdrawn from the project due to Dr Barbara Kolm’s CAMP refusing to implement a Transparency Commission. (Although Professor Lan Cao’s Charter City report in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, page 743, suggests that Romer’s departure may have been in protest to the extrajudicial murder of two human rights lawyers opposing such schemes, and states that “Romer withdrew from the reform shortly after the assassination of a Honduran human rights attorney, who was responsible for bringing a constitutional challenge to the RED legislation prompting the questionable removal of four Supreme Court justices who posed a threat to the reform”. REDs were a precursor to ZEDEs.

…if the Honduran Government had handed the powers of a pseudo-Congress to the ZEDE Committee of Best Practices, in effect making them the unelected dictators within the new jurisdiction (and without a plebiscite).

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https://www.tsc.gob.hn/web/leyes/Ratificar_ZEDE_2014.pdf

Imagine

… if the current Honduran President, Juan Orlando Hernández, who gave the Roatan project final approval in May 2020, has been auctioning-off ZEDE investment opportunities on the global money marketplace. Notably, Hernandez himself is under investigation for narcotic crimes, and his brother, Tony, has been convicted in the USA for major cocaine and gun trafficking and is linked to notorious Mexican cartel boss ‘El Chapo’ Joaquín Guzmán Loera.

ZEDE Government and Governance

The model for government and governance within the Roatán ZEDE is exceptionally lean, in line with libertarian ideals.

The Committee of Best Practices (CAMP) has oversight and control over all aspects of life in a ZEDE, for example, new residents in the ZEDE have to be proposed by the local ZEDE Roatán Committee and approved by CAMP. The local committee can propose new laws and regulation however it appears CAMP has the right of veto. Dr Tom W. Bell of the CATO Institute and ULEX, likens CAMP to the US Congress, the obvious difference being that the US Congress consists of elected officials rather than an international panel of vested interests appointed directly, in the case of Honduras, by a President with apparent links to organised crime. Undaunted, Chair of ZEDE CAMP, Dr Barbara Kolm is extremely clear on her view of that the singular role of government is the provision of the rule of law.

FMRSMadrid – Barbara Kolm Interview: The State of Liberty in Europe 2016
7:02 | Dr Barbara Kolm talks about the role of government

Under the oversight of CAMP, NeWay Capital LLC and Honduras Próspera have emerged as the investment vehicle and the development company. The CEO of both companies, Erick Brimen is a Babson College graduate who works closely with Babson Global Inc’s Shanker Singham as you may remember from Case 1 – The Tabula Rasa – A Clean Slate. Interestingly both NeWay Capital and Próspera Honduras have almost identical Boards and Advisory Boards, rather peculiar given the different functions they perform.

International Advisory Boards

Click here for links to read more about NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras LLC International Advisory Board Members

Shanker Singham UK
Babson Global Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project leader
Advisory Board – International Trade & Development – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
Advisor – TUM
1. “Shanker Singham works to create Enterprise Cities, zones with regulatory autonomy from their host governments. He brings decades of experience to his role as Managing Director of the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project at Babson Global, where he works with entrepreneurs and government officials to establish the pre-conditions required for developing cities to flourish.”
https://www.seasteading.org/podcast-enterprise-cities-with-shanker-singham/
2. Brexit’s Catholic Mr Fixit
https://catholicherald.co.uk/brexits-catholic-mr-fixit/
3. Center for International Private Enterprise – The Promise of Enterprise Cities (2014) by Shanker Singham
https://www.cipe.org/legacy/publication-docs/FS_070114_SS_enterprise.pdf
4. Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
https://truthonthemarket.com/2014/09/19/enterprise-cities-competition-and-economic-growth/
5. Local Governments Are Changing the World
https://www.cato-unbound.org/print-issue/2378
6. Revealed: Legatum’s “extraordinary” secretive monthly meetings with Brexit minister. A controversial think tank that argued for a hard Brexit and has been linked with Russian intelligence had monthly meetings with a leading Brexit minister.
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/revealed-legatum-s-extraordinary-secretive-monthly-meetings-with-brexit/

https://soundcloud.com/freetalklive/edgington-post-shanker-singham

Joel Bomgar MISSISSIPPI
Advisory Board – Policy & Industry – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
Advisory Board – ULEX
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
1. House Floor Votes 2018 – Week 9
https://joelbomgar.com/538-2/
2. Meet Joel Bomgar: A New Wave of Liberty Legislators
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu-PzzGDHN0
3. Roatan Ventures, LLC
https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ms/1207060
4. “Bomgar has already spent a hefty sum supporting House Speaker Philip Gunn’s agenda to dismantle Mississippi’s public education system.”
http://cottonmouthblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/some-of-republican-caucus-fights-back.html
5. Introducing the “Prospera Platform”
https://www.facebook.com/electjoelbomgar/videos/introducing-the-prospera-platform/915549845532755/
6. NRA Awards Joel Bomgar Highest Rating
https://joelbomgar.com/nra-awards-joel-bomgar-highest-rating/
7. Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Economic Council and Mississippi Public Universities Launch Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge (Bomgar on Steering Committee)
https://www.usm.edu/news/2014/release/gov-phil-bryant-mississippi-economic-council-and-mississippi-public-universities-launch-blue.php
8. Bomgar is CATO 200 Institute donor.
https://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/cato-annual-report-2018.pdf

Shayjay Booshan LONDON
Advisory Board – Próspera Honduras
1. Customizable Communities Could Be the Key to the Future of Urban Housing
https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/future-of-urban-housing/
2. Realizing Architecture’s Disruptive Potential
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328727064_Realizing_Architecture%27s_Disruptive_Potential
3. Free Private Cities Architecture Symposium
https://freeprivatecitiesarchitecture.splashthat.com/

https://twitter.com/bitcoinclubmt/status/1260961469241470978?s=20

Michael Castle Miller
Advisory Board – NeWay Capital
1. Can free zones fix the global refugee crisis? 
https://www.fdiintelligence.com/article/75843?saveConsentPreferences=success
2. Miller, Michael R. Castle. “THE CIUDADES MODELO PROJECT: TESTING THE LEGALITY OF PAUL ROMER’S CHARTER CITIES CONCEPT BY ANALYZING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE HONDURAN ZONES FOR EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.” Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution 22, no. 2 (2015): 271-312. (Requires registration to view)
http://www.jstor.org/stable/26208396.
3. Refugee Cities – Michael Castle Miller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLoKSWrUNUs
4. The Practice of Special Economic Zones: Michael Castle Miller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l6F3UURucc&feature=emb_title

Paul Critchlow NEW YORK
Advisory Board – Public Finance & Strategy – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
1. Formerly a Vice Chairman at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Paul Critchlow celebrated his 70th birthday as a summer intern at Pfizer Inc.
https://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/speakers/5530
2. Thornburgh talking with Paul Critchlow, Robin Ross, and Jay Waldman at Republican National Convention
https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt:1517.0001.0002/from_search/-442
3. Three Mile Island: 36 years ago, the accident few had planned for
https://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2015/03/three_mile_island_36_years_ago.html
4. Paul Critchlow – profile
https://www.unomaha.edu/news/events/vietnam-war-lessons-and-legacies/participants/paul-critchlow.php
5. Merrill Lynch, Protection Rackets and the “P.R. Firm from Hell”
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2017/10/merrill-lynch-protection-rackets-and-the-pr-firm-from-hell/

Steve Dauphin ALABAMA
Advisory Board – NeWay Capital
1. Red Sea Farms teams with Kirchner Group
http://www.fruitnet.com/eurofruit/article/181628/red-sea-farms-teams-with-kirchner
2. The Antigua Forum – invited attendee
http://www.antiguaforum.ufm.edu/participants
3. Steve Dauphin speaks at University Cities Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hSyYPRjvMU
4. UK, Lexington Host First University Cities Conference
https://uknow.uky.edu/uk-happenings/uk-lexington-host-first-university-cities-conference

Jan Michael Dieckman Carlson HONDURAS
Advisory Board – Local Politics and Strategy – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
Local Council Member – Próspera Roatan
1. Linked-in
https://hn.linkedin.com/in/mikedieckmann/es-es?challengeId=AQGuRl8FNYmhGAAAAXSZbjlrhAKWwJ0lCYWLh1rx2RPf92dZica96xG5dhOgGhmSI6vuTXm2nsceM7AH7g-A0eXaoqVFRkeaZA&submissionId=49618916-2a6a-3516-7c1a-02524bfa8347
2. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – (US $4,286,200.00 for contract for delivery of education services).
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.sefin.gob.hn/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/DECRETO-N12-2014.pdf&prev=search&pto=aue
3. Aspen Global Leadership Network, Central America Leadership Initiative, Fellowship Class Name: Class VI: Sixnificance
https://agln.aspeninstitute.org/profile/2978
4. Informe de Progreso Educativo Honduras 2017 – Educación
https://www.thedialogue.org/wp-conte, ant/uploads/2017/07/InformedeProgresoEducativo2017.pdf
5. Jan Michael Dieckmann with First Lady of Honduras, Carolina Maduro de Villeda, at the Taiwanese Embassy in Honduras
https://www.taiwanembassy.org/hn/post/2850.html

Jeff Singer BAHRAIN
Advisory Board – Development, Finance & Governance – NeWay Capital & Próspra Honduras
1. Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group appoints a new Group CEO
http://www.kanoo.com/news-events/yba-kanoo-appoints-new-group-ceo/
2. Bahrain’s Kanoo Group plans to change legal structure with the time
https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/Bahrains_Kanoo_Group_plans_to_change_legal_structure_with_the_time-SNG_166769070/
3. Jeff Singer completes successful four years as CEO of NASDAQ Dubai to take up new position at DIFC Authority; Hamed Ali is appointed Chief Operating Officer
https://www.nasdaqdubai.com/press/jeff-singer-completes-successful-four-years-as-ceo-of-nasdaq-dubai-to-take-up-new-position-at-difc-a

Oliver Porter GEORGIA USA
Advisory Board – City Management – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
1. For 14 years, leaders preached the power of the private sectorevangelizing the model to a slew of start-up cities. But after years of outsourcing the bulk of its workforce, Sandy Springs decided this week to bring most of those workers in-house.
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/sandy-springs-first-cityhood-changes-how-does-business/cRX2YPFDVzWgUtNE7c4h9L/
2. The Contract City Concept: How Public/Private Partnerships Can Save Michigan Cities with Oliver Porter
https://www.mackinac.org/EVT-INI20130605
3. How Oliver Porter created a privately run city
https://liberty-intl.org/2015/11/10/how-oliver-porter-created-a-privately-run-city/
4. The Man Who Outsourced the Government
https://fee.org/articles/the-man-who-outsourced-the-government/
5. Sandy Springs founder joins privatized city-state project in Honduras
https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2020/08/01/sandy-springs-founder-joins-privatized-city-state-project-in-honduras/

Patrick Schumacher LONDON
Advisory Board – Urban Development & Design – NeWay Capital & Próspra Honduras
1. FREE PRIVATE CITIES ARCHITECTURE SYMPOSIUM JULY 18 2020 https://freeprivatecitiesarchitecture.splashthat.com/
2. Zaha Hadid’s successor: my blueprint for the future
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/sep/11/zaha-hadid-architects-patrik-schumacher-blueprint-future-parametricism
3. “It is time to stop listening to Patrik Schumacher”
https://www.dezeen.com/2016/11/28/opinion-phineas-harper-stop-listening-patrik-schumacher-deregulated-privatised-city/
4. Patrik Schumacher comes under fire for statements on privatization
https://www.curbed.com/2016/11/29/13774746/zaha-hadid-patrik-schumacher-legacy

Chirag Shah DUBAI
Advisory Board – Development, Finance & Governance – NeWay Capital & Próspra Honduras
1.Global Business Forum Latin America 2019 Panama – Speaker profile
http://gbflatinamerica.com/speakers/chirag-shah
2. Dubai International Financial Centre Highlights the Significant Role of International Financial Centres in Economic Growth at City Week 2015
https://www.difc.ae/newsroom/news/dubai-international-financial-centre-highlights-significant-role-international-financial-centres-economic-growth-city-week-2015/
3. Chirag explica cómo funciona Dubai!!! Jamás antes explicado 😮 Chirag Shah explains how Dubai works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2kF2c5lVN4&feature=youtu.be&t=46

Jonathan Swanson PUERTO RICO
Advisory Board – Governance and Technology – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
Advisor – Pronomos Capital
1. How this White House intern landed a job in the West Wing as Deputy Associate Director of the National Economic Council, and then founded a venture-backed company worth millions
https://hackyourwealth.com/jonathan-swanson-thumbtack
2. Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/24/upshot/tech-envisions-the-ultimate-start-up-an-entire-city.html
3. Demand for Charter Cities During Covid-19 Pandemic Grows Exponential – People Desire Semi-Autonomous Zones
https://news.bitcoin.com/demand-for-charter-cities-during-covid-19-pandemic-grows-exponential-people-desire-semi-autonomous-zones/

https://twitter.com/swaaanson/status/1207756903905988623?s=20

Ott Vatter ESTONIA
Advisory Board – E-Governance – NeWay Capital and Próspera Honduras
1. One Country’s Uber-Convenient, Incredibly Invasive Digital ID System – Residents of Estonia use their digital identities to vote, fill prescriptions and start businesses. Proponents say the system solves one of the internet’s thorniest issues, but cybersecurity and privacy advocates have raised concerns.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-digitization-of-your-identity-11557403060
2. Life in Estonia. Winter 2020   (pages 11-14)
https://issuu.com/eas-estonia/docs/life_in_estonia_no53_issuu
3. Why Estonia pioneered digital identity
https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/why-estonia-pioneered-digital-identity
4. Digitizing the State | Ott Vatter, Deputy Director at e-Residency
https://youtu.be/wiifuZ4YJWI
5. A Brexit refuge: The Baltic nation offering hope to UK startups
https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/a-brexit-refuge-the-baltic-nation-offering-hope-to-uk-startups
6. With voter ID plans criticised, what election technology alternatives are there?
https://www.verdict.co.uk/voting-technology-id/

Uwe Brandes WASHINGTON DC
Advisory Board – Urban Planning & Design – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
1.Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young. Infrastructure 2013: Global Priorities, Global Insights. Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2013. – Principal Researcher & Advisor
https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Infrastructure_2013/$FILE/Infrastructure_2013.pdf
2. US Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Ewe Brandes
https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/bio/uwe-brandes
3. World Resources Institute – Helping cities make big ideas happen. Uwe Brandes profile.
https://wrirosscities.org/profile/uwe-s-brandes

Having read through the information we have provided in Case 1 – The Tabula Rasa about Babson Global Inc, we now put that into context with the information covered in this section we find ourselves asking questions about the logical and ethical structure of the entire ZED project. Looking at even just one section of the organisational chart there appears to be no other conclusions other than that there is:

  • Clear and fundamental conflicts of interest and people in multiple roles
  • Serious concerns about lack of international oversight into what is effectively nation- building
  • Substantially more focus on making huge profits for investors than benefiting the indigenous peoples
  • No clear plan for failsafe environmental protection
  • Total lack of meaningful representation for the indigenous peoples
  • Erosion of fundamental human rights
  • Questions regarding how International Law will apply
  • Serious concerns about how Freedom of Speech for independent journalists and campaigners will be affected
  • The current composition of CAMP is unknown
  • Serious concerns about the removal of transparency commission
  • Serious concerns about how ZEDEs will be used totally bypass the EU’s Tax Avoidance Directive
  • Involvment of Honduran official that are or have been under US Federal investigation for involvement in the narcotics trade
  • Serious questions about the entire risk and communication strategies

Final National Lawyers Guild ZEDE Report

“Instead of fulfilling its obligations to care for its citizens, Honduras is relinquishing those duties to international investors who are focused on increasing profits, not providing for economic and personal security. The international community must monitor for a potential human rights disaster created when the Honduran government privatizes the state functions that serve as its core organizing principles and obligations.”

Report of the National Lawyers Guild Delegation Investigation of Zones for Economic Development and Employment in Honduras

NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras LLC Board and Executive Team

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Erick Brimen WASHINGTON DC
CEO – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
Council Member – ZEDE Roatan
1. Erick Brimen – Entrepreneur
https://www.erickbrimen.com/
2. Erick Brimen, Shanker Singham on “Developing Enterprise Cities”
https://freedomfest2015.sched.com/event/3XuQ/erick-brimen-shanker-singham-developing-enterprise-cities
3. Edginton Post Show – Erick Brimen & Shanker Singham 15 July 2011 discussing the Enterprise Cities Project
https://www.mixcloud.com/freetalklive/edgington-post-shanker-singham-erick-brimen-15-07-11/
4. Erick Brimen is a Partner at NeWAY Capital, focused on alternative real estate strategies that drive socioeconomic development. In parallel to alternative real estate, Mr. Brimen leads the firm’s efforts on blockchain technologies as they relate both to the firm’s fund structuring efforts, and in exploring ways in which blockchain and crypto currency innovations are best deployed to enhance real estate functionality and overall value of investments.
https://www.bordierconference.com/speakers/erick-a-brimen/
5. 08/02/15: Investing Inspiration and Enlightenment from Freedom Fest
https://realestateguysradio.com/b080215-investing-inspiration-and-enlightenment-from-freedom-fest/

Nick Dranias ARIZONA
General Councel – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
CLO/Trustee – Próspera Arbitration Centre Standing Competence and Ethics Committee
1. Nick Dranias is a policy advisor and research fellow for The Heartland Institute.
https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who-we-are/nick-dranias
2. Atlas Network People – Nick Dranias
https://www.atlasnetwork.org/about/people/nick-dranias
3. “Put simply, public disclosure of a rare and valuable supplier of lethal-injection drugs chills other current and potential suppliers, and facilitates the escalating ‘guerilla war against the death penalty,’” wrote Nick Dranias, senior litigation counsel for the Arizona attorney general, in a brief submitted Friday.
https://www.texastribune.org/2018/07/23/texas-supreme-court-execution-drug-rehearing/
4. ALEC Push for Constitutional Convention Hits a Roadblock of Infighting, Legal Questions
https://billmoyers.com/story/alec-constitutional-convention/
5.Arizona legislation would ban bargaining with public workers
https://www.eastvalleytribune.com/money/arizona-legislation-would-ban-bargaining-with-public-workers/article_e8bdeaae-4d26-11e1-a50a-001871e3ce6c.html
6. New Report Exposes Extreme ALEC Agenda in Arizona
https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/04/12045/new-report-exposes-extreme-alec-agenda-arizona

Gabriel Delgado Ayau GUATEMALA
Partner, CRO & Advisory Board Próspera Honduras
Partner & Chief Development Officer NeWay Captial
Council Member ZEDE Roatan
1. Liberty Fest 2017- Offshore companies – Company without borders
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=https://milionerstwo.pl/liberty-fest-2017-spolki-offshore-firma-bez-granic/&prev=search&pto=aue
2. Fellow of the sixth class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
https://agln.aspeninstitute.org/profile/2982
3. How to Grow a City: A Look Inside Honduran ZEDEs
https://www.americasquarterly.org/blog/how-to-grow-a-city-a-look-inside-honduran-zedes/
4. IDEAS OF FREEDOM Our mission is the teaching and dissemination of the ethical, legal and economic principles of a society of free and responsible people. Francisco Marroquín University.
https://newmedia.ufm.edu/tag/coraje/
5. Grandfather, Manuel, was first Latin American to be President of Mont Pelerin Society. Richard Rahn has written a tribute to Manuel Delgado.
https://www.discovery.org/a/3814/
6. What Would It Be Like to Live in a Town Run by Investors?
“Areas would be managed by developers and investors, under an appointed technical secretary and the ational Committee of Best Practices, but residential areas could also be organized by homeowner associations or condo-style boards, Delgado says. Still, the main accountability of the ZEDE management will be to investors.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-10-16/what-would-it-be-like-to-live-in-a-town-run-by-investors

Tom Murcott WASHINGTON DC
Executive Director – Próspera Honduras
Development Officer/Advisory Board – NeWay Capital
1. Cornerstone Capital Group
https://www.events.pfsglobal.com/tom-murcott
2. Piedmont Fund Services
https://www.events.pfsglobal.com/tom-murcott
3. GLobal cities of the future Pt1 – Property Council of Australia 2010 Gale International’s Tom Murcott previews the international business district Songdo in Korea – “the most expensive private real estate development in history”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4_wTMnHgKc

https://twitter.com/TomMurcott/status/1037341603747254273?s=20

Chief Operating Officer 
Nicholas Jenkins WASHINGTON DC

Chief of Staff 
Trey Goff WASHINGTON DC

Chief of Strategy 
Nathan McNeill WASHINGTON DC

Deputy General Counsel
Humberto N Macias HONDURAS

Director
Rodrigo Quercia BRAZIL

Próspera’s proposition for the Roatán ZEDE can best be explained by this *must watch* presentation on a Bay Islands local television special by Erick Brimen, CEO of NeWay Capital and Próspera Honduras. Watch from timestamp 17:08.

Próspera aims to not be limited to one location on Roatan, and Brimen sees his project not only expanding around Crawfish Rock, but thought the island and beyond.The idea is to have multiple hubs thought the island that voluntarily annex,” said Brimen. “We don’t own it all; in fact we don’t have to own it for it to become incorporated.”

This TV presentation conflicts with Brimen’s speech to the Crawfish Rock inhabitants a few days later where, surrounded by armed guards, he threatens locals with expropriation. His armed guards then engage in a scuffle with local municipal police.

This directive, sent to Roatán residents by Próspera ZEDE, ordering all Roatán residents to apply for paid ZEDE citizenships on their own land is the cause of the unrest.

In July 2020, four Garifuna youth leaders and protestors were forcibly removed from their homes by State Security Services and have not been seen since. Honduras is a country where protestors are regularly ‘disappeared’ by authorities. This context makes the following phone call by Erick Brimen to the mother of a ZEDE protestor, threatening to have her daughter arrested for writing a letter of complaint about Próspera, particularly worrying:

Despite reassurances that local Hondurans will be employed wherever possible, there are currently no indications that long term training programs and resources will be sufficient to raise skill levels high enough for this new cutting edge hypercapitalist society. The only commitment is that 90% of day-labour will be Honduran.

Whilst the ZEDE Syndicate claim they will raise living standards of the local population, they are in fact only offering salaries 10% higher than the rest of Honduras, which for poverty-stricken people is unlikely to cover the cost of the annual residency fee and mandatory personal indemnity insurance. If either of these ‘existence taxes’ within the ZEDE are not paid then Hayeks recommendation of using market forces to drive these people off their own land will become reality, as he had proposed to the British Government as a solution for ridding Gibraltar of it’s local inhabitants in 1944.

ULEX

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Tom Bell
1. Your Next Government? From the nation state to stateless nations, TOM W. BELL, Chapman University
https://assets.cambridge.org/97811071/61467/frontmatter/9781107161467_frontmatter.pdf

GEBEL, Titus
Partner – NeWay Capital
Investor – Próspera Honduras
Advisor and former Chief Legal Officer – ULEX
1. Entrepreneur Gebel launches an independent private city on the Honduran island of Roatán
https://www.svobospol.cz/2020/05/27/entrepreneur-gebel-launches-an-independent-private-city-on-the-honduran-island-of-roatan/
2. Free Private Cities
https://www.freeprivatecities.com
3. Will ‘prosperity zones’ bring wider benefits to Honduras?
https://www.fdiintelligence.com/article/76384
4. Niche company aims to become natural resource heavyweight
https://www.dw.com/en/niche-company-aims-to-become-natural-resource-heavyweight/a-6261786
5. If you don’t like the way your country is run, build your own Utopia
https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/arts-and-culture/if-you-dont-like-the-way-your-country-is-run-just-found-a-new-one-20181203-h18nb6
6. Titus Gebel Discusses His Legal Proposals for Free Private Cities
https://mises.org/library/titus-gebel-discusses-his-legal-proposals-free-private-cities
7. Free Private Cities: Making Governments Compete For You
https://www.amazon.com/Free-Private-Cities-Governments-Compete/dp/1724391380/?tag=misesinsti-20 (note review from Nick Dranias)
8. Free Private Cities – Crypto’s Need a Safe Haven
https://youtu.be/XTsTYh334yE

Patri Friedman
Advisory Board ULEX
1. The Hottest New Thing in Seasteading Is Land
https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/silicon-valley-seasteaders-go-looking-for-low-tax-sites-on-land#!/homepage
2. The Hottest New Thing in Seasteading Is LandPatri Friedman started Pronomos Capital, with more money from Peter Thiel, to establish mini-city-states.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-20/silicon-valley-seasteaders-go-looking-for-low-tax-sites-on-land
3. SeaSteading- Building on the Platform of the Oceans: Patri Friedman at TEDxSF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maLAMwhTjHk
4. Former “Seasteaders” Come Ashore To Start Libertarian Utopias In Honduran Jungle
https://www.fastcompany.com/1678720/former-seasteaders-come-ashore-to-start-libertarian-utopias-in-honduran-jungle

Joel Bomgar MISSISSIPPI
Advisory Board – Policy & Industry – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
Advisory Board – ULEX
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
1. House Floor Votes 2018 – Week 9
https://joelbomgar.com/538-2/
2. Meet Joel Bomgar: A New Wave of Liberty Legislators
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu-PzzGDHN0
3. Roatan Ventures, LLC
https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ms/1207060
4. “Bomgar has already spent a hefty sum supporting House Speaker Philip Gunn’s agenda to dismantle Mississippi’s public education system.”
http://cottonmouthblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/some-of-republican-caucus-fights-back.html
5. Introducing the “Prospera Platform”
https://www.facebook.com/electjoelbomgar/videos/introducing-the-prospera-platform/915549845532755/
6. NRA Awards Joel Bomgar Highest Rating
https://joelbomgar.com/nra-awards-joel-bomgar-highest-rating/
7. Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Economic Council and Mississippi Public Universities Launch Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge (Bomgar on Steering Committee)
https://www.usm.edu/news/2014/release/gov-phil-bryant-mississippi-economic-council-and-mississippi-public-universities-launch-blue.php
8. Bomgar is CATO 200 Institute donor.
https://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/cato-annual-report-2018.pdf

Advisor
Joseph McKinney COLOMBIA

Advisor
Matt McKibbin TEXAS

Advisor
Michael Elliot

Advisor
James Anderson

The ZEDE Roatan Charter enables the leaseholder of the ZEDE, in this case, Próspera Honduras LLC, to create their own civil and commercial laws. Justice in ZEDEs is based on a system being called ‘baseball arbitration’ whereby each party appoints an arbiter, then the arbiters select a third arbiter to work as an adjudicator.

ULEX, a team of legal professionals headed up by the CATO Institute’s charismatic Professor Tom Bell, is developing the legislative code and also the tool used to initiate ‘baseball arbitration’. An ‘independent’ arbitration service, Próspera Arbitration Center (PAC), has been established with an international panel of arbiters to adjudicate on legal disputes. Juries and the right of appeal, do not exist in ZEDEs.

1:20 | Baseball Arbitration explained

It is important to recognise, as stated in the video above, that this system is designed so that the losing party in any dispute pays. Working-class people of the ZEDE are in effect being frozen-out of legal representation due to the cost, and complexity of employing these highly skilled international resources. This is an extremely important fact when you are a subsistence farmer or fisherman fighting the might of the ZEDE organisation to retain your traditional indigenous landowner rights.

Professor Tom Bell explains the concept of Startup Cities Institute

In 2013, Professor Tom W. Bell, Adjunct Scholar and Policy Director at the CATO Institute, described his vision for creating a new form of legislature, called ULEX.  The ULEX online platform of reference laws for the ZEDE jurisdictions and has been approved by the CAMP or ‘Congress’ as Tom Bell described it.

The modular functionality of ULEX effectively allows businesses, organisations or individuals to ‘cherry-pick’ sections of law from almost any country and incorporate these into the’organic’ legal framework of any ZEDE to suit their particular purposes. Whilst this may appear to be an easy legal tool, there are risks involved in terms of lack of holistic continuity in contrast to a system which has evolved over time with appropriate scrutiny and change control. It may also be more open to abuse and could diminish the rights of the indigenous population even further.

Professor Tom Bell…..judge the ULEX law system for yourself

Professor Tom Bell describes the ULEX concept (2018)

This ULEX vision is now a reality, and the ULEX system has been selected as the legal framework for ZEDEs, with Roatan earmarked as the testbed for this experiment. In the following video, Professor Tom Bell explains from timestamp 4:00 the progress of ULEX and his roles with multiple organisations. The latest version of the ULEX opensource legislation, mandated by the ZEDE Common-Law code, can be found on GitHub https://github.com/proftomwbell/Ulex/tree/master/versions/1.2.

Given the number of years that ULEX has been in development, at first glance there are some notable omissions as detailed in the Report of the National Lawyers Guild Delegation Investigation of Zones for Economic Development and Employment in Honduras, details the failings of the ZEDE legal framework, including key omissions, including:

  • Indigenous landowner rights
  • Anti-sex-discrimination laws
  • Racial and religious discrimination
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Disability rights
  • Universal suffrage
  • Anti-money laundering legislation
  • Privacy
  • The right of appeal on Próspera Arbitration Centre rulings

On deeper inspection we have discovered that many of the links in the new ULEX Roatan Legal Code trace to Wayback Machine, an automated web archive used to retrieve deleted pages. For example, section 2.6.2. Wards: ULC, Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act (1997).

Wayback archive:

Page not found on Uniform Law Commission website:

Is this a legal system that you would like to live under? The Centre for International Environment Law are not convinced.

Decentralization post COVID-19: Ulex, Holocracy, DAOstack |Tom W. Bell, Brian Robertson, Matan Field

Timestamp: 04:15 | Professor Tom Bell showcases the ULEX system and promotes his book Your Next Government? From the Nation State to Stateless Nations.

Próspera Arbitration Centre (PAC) – a Kangaroo Court?

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CEO
Humberto N Macias HONDURAS
Deputy Legal Counsel for NeWay Capital and Honduras Próspera LLC

Commercial Arbiter
Dr Pablo Palma Calderón GERMANY & CHILE

Tort/Other Senior Arbiter
John Gemmill ARIZONA

Eviction Arbiter
Ilya Shapiro WASHINGTON DC

Civil Penalty (Quasi-Criminal) Senior Arbiter
Kenneth Mangum ARIZONA

Hazardous Activity Arbiter
Mark Higgins AUSTRALIA 

Energy and Resources Arbiter
Martin Klapper AUSTRALIA 

Senior Arbiter
John Pellander ARIZONA

A new company has been established to provide arbitration and judicial services within the Roatan ZEDE, Próspera Arbitration Centre (PAC). The autonomy of PAC is at best questionable as the CEO, Humberto Macias, is Deputy Legal Counsel for both NeWay Capital LLC (the ZEDE investment vehicle) and Honduras Próspera (the ZEDE leaseholder). One of the arbiters, Australian mining and resources barrister, Martin Klapper, is an ambassador for Titus Gebel’s Free Private Cities.

A PAC Standing Competence and Ethics Committee (SCEC) has been established, with responsibilities including, “Receiving and adjudicating complaints filed by members of the public concerning the conduct of Artibers and Senior Arbiters in active service”. The SCEC is comprised entirely of PAC arbiters with one notable exception – Nick Dranias, who is the General Legal Counsel both Honduras Próspera LLC and NeWay Capital LLC.

This conflicted PAC structure has been approved by Dr Kolm’s Committee of Best Practices and is a cause for great concern for the local residents being forcibly incorporated into the ZEDE.

“What is the legal status of Roatán Próspera and how can it guarantee continuity?

The Próspera ZEDE was legally established on December 29, 2017, as a public-private partnership with a renewable 50-year term. In doing so, the government of Honduras allowed Honduras Próspera LLC, incorporated in Delaware, to promote and organize the 60-acre parcel of land that it acquired on Roatán. “https://econamericas.com/2020/07/first-charter-city-honduras-prospera-revives-zedes/

Próspera Roatan Committee

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Tristan Monterroso ROATÁN, HONDURAS
Roatán ZEDE Technical Secretary (Governor/Overseer)
1. Hondurans Take ‘Deep Dive’ Into Global Online Marketplace
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hondurans-take-deep-dive-into-global-online-marketplace-300628333.html
2. North Bay Foundation
https://www.northbayfoundation.com/about
3. The Institute for Excellence: Spotlight on Virginia
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/institute-excellence-spotlight-virginia-erick-a-brimen
4. Solution to our immigration crisis begins well south of the border
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2018/7/6/18465955/solution-to-our-immigration-crisis-begins-well-south-of-the-border
5. Victoriosos – Pastor Tristan Monterroso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR4gmTN0Ctk
6. Pastor Tristan Monterroso Preparate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAr9X7-cg4M

Erick Brimen WASHINGTON DC
CEO – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
Council Member – ZEDE Roatan
1. Erick Brimen – Entrepreneur
https://www.erickbrimen.com/
2. Erick Brimen, Shanker Singham on “Developing Enterprise Cities”
https://freedomfest2015.sched.com/event/3XuQ/erick-brimen-shanker-singham-developing-enterprise-cities
3. Edginton Post Show – Erick Brimen & Shanker Singham 15 July 2011 discussing the Enterprise Cities Project
https://www.mixcloud.com/freetalklive/edgington-post-shanker-singham-erick-brimen-15-07-11/
4. Erick Brimen is a Partner at NeWAY Capital, focused on alternative real estate strategies that drive socioeconomic development. In parallel to alternative real estate, Mr. Brimen leads the firm’s efforts on blockchain technologies as they relate both to the firm’s fund structuring efforts, and in exploring ways in which blockchain and crypto currency innovations are best deployed to enhance real estate functionality and overall value of investments.
https://www.bordierconference.com/speakers/erick-a-brimen/
5. 08/02/15: Investing Inspiration and Enlightenment from Freedom Fest
https://realestateguysradio.com/b080215-investing-inspiration-and-enlightenment-from-freedom-fest/

Jan Michael Dieckman Carlson HONDURAS
Advisory Board – Local Politics and Strategy – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
Local Council Member – Próspera Roatan
1. Linked-in
https://hn.linkedin.com/in/mikedieckmann/es-es?challengeId=AQGuRl8FNYmhGAAAAXSZbjlrhAKWwJ0lCYWLh1rx2RPf92dZica96xG5dhOgGhmSI6vuTXm2nsceM7AH7g-A0eXaoqVFRkeaZA&submissionId=49618916-2a6a-3516-7c1a-02524bfa8347
2. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – (US $4,286,200.00 for contract for delivery of education services).
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.sefin.gob.hn/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/DECRETO-N12-2014.pdf&prev=search&pto=aue
3. Aspen Global Leadership Network, Central America Leadership Initiative, Fellowship Class Name: Class VI: Sixnificance
https://agln.aspeninstitute.org/profile/2978
4. Informe de Progreso Educativo Honduras 2017 – Educación
https://www.thedialogue.org/wp-conte, ant/uploads/2017/07/InformedeProgresoEducativo2017.pdf
5. Jan Michael Dieckmann with First Lady of Honduras, Carolina Maduro de Villeda, at the Taiwanese Embassy in Honduras
https://www.taiwanembassy.org/hn/post/2850.html

Gabriel Delgado Ayau GUATEMALA
Partner, CRO & Advisory Board Próspera Honduras
Partner & Chief Development Officer NeWay Captial
Council Member ZEDE Roatan
1. Liberty Fest 2017- Offshore companies – Company without borders
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=https://milionerstwo.pl/liberty-fest-2017-spolki-offshore-firma-bez-granic/&prev=search&pto=aue
2. Fellow of the sixth class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
https://agln.aspeninstitute.org/profile/2982
3. How to Grow a City: A Look Inside Honduran ZEDEs
https://www.americasquarterly.org/blog/how-to-grow-a-city-a-look-inside-honduran-zedes/
4. IDEAS OF FREEDOM Our mission is the teaching and dissemination of the ethical, legal and economic principles of a society of free and responsible people. Francisco Marroquín University.
https://newmedia.ufm.edu/tag/coraje/
5. Grandfather, Manuel, was first Latin American to be President of Mont Pelerin Society. Richard Rahn has written a tribute to Manuel Delgado.
https://www.discovery.org/a/3814/
6. What Would It Be Like to Live in a Town Run by Investors?
“Areas would be managed by developers and investors, under an appointed technical secretary and the ational Committee of Best Practices, but residential areas could also be organized by homeowner associations or condo-style boards, Delgado says. Still, the main accountability of the ZEDE management will be to investors.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-10-16/what-would-it-be-like-to-live-in-a-town-run-by-investors

Oliver Porter GEORGIA USA
Advisory Board – City Management – NeWay Capital & Próspera Honduras
1. For 14 years, leaders preached the power of the private sectorevangelizing the model to a slew of start-up cities. But after years of outsourcing the bulk of its workforce, Sandy Springs decided this week to bring most of those workers in-house.
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/sandy-springs-first-cityhood-changes-how-does-business/cRX2YPFDVzWgUtNE7c4h9L/
2. The Contract City Concept: How Public/Private Partnerships Can Save Michigan Cities with Oliver Porter
https://www.mackinac.org/EVT-INI20130605
3. How Oliver Porter created a privately run city
https://liberty-intl.org/2015/11/10/how-oliver-porter-created-a-privately-run-city/
4. The Man Who Outsourced the Government
https://fee.org/articles/the-man-who-outsourced-the-government/
5. Sandy Springs founder joins privatized city-state project in Honduras
https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2020/08/01/sandy-springs-founder-joins-privatized-city-state-project-in-honduras/

Tom Murcott WASHINGTON DC
Executive Director – Próspera Honduras
Development Officer/Advisory Board – NeWay Capital
1. Cornerstone Capital Group
https://www.events.pfsglobal.com/tom-murcott
2. Piedmont Fund Services
https://www.events.pfsglobal.com/tom-murcott
3. GLobal cities of the future Pt1 – Property Council of Australia 2010 Gale International’s Tom Murcott previews the international business district Songdo in Korea – “the most expensive private real estate development in history”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4_wTMnHgKc

https://twitter.com/TomMurcott/status/1037341603747254273?s=20

The Technical Secretary plays a key role in society within a ZEDE. Likened to an ‘overseer’ by Mark Klugmann, this colonial-style governor has the ability to create new laws and regulations, and sign contracts with service providers for the zone. In the case of ZEDE Roatan, the Technical Secretary, Tristan Monterroso, a local pastor, real estate agent and friend of the CEO of the ZEDE leaseholder, Eric Brimen.

There is little to write about this committee as there seems to be no transparency.

Extract: Roatan ZEDE Charter/Bill of Rights 2019

NEXT…

Case 3

The Three Displacements of the Garifuna – Slavery, Exile & Neocolonialism

We highlight the tragic impact of the Tabula Rasa and Enterprise Cities on the indigenous Garifuna people on the island of Roatán, Honduras.

These people and their supporters are being forced from their land so that an Enterprise City can be built on their unspoiled island, and in some cases being assassinated or ‘disappeared’, for daring to reject the Tabula Rasa vision.

Shining City Upon a Hill