I woke up from a dream and thought to myself, "Why don't we get to found cities anymore?"
Back in the day, people founded new cities all the time. They bought land, or got it from the railroads or the government, and they founded a city. They made their laws, elected officials, set the rules..a new city.
The problem is that, back then, lots of people founded cities for the wrong reason. It wasn't to make a nice community or to be fair to everyone...it was to make a lot of money. People fought for property rights, and the really rich people got to make the rules.
But why can't we found cities today in different ways? Why can't we find some land, and found a city where the main purpose is not to make lots of money, but to be creative and fair? There is lots of land in America. I know that because I once spent a month riding trains around the US. There are vast stretches of open land.
Why can't we found new cities? Why can't we try different ways?