This napkin drawing shows a map of Honduras. The dot is where a brand new city would be built, free of the country's ills.
This napkin drawing shows a map of Honduras. The dot is where a brand new city would be built, free of the country's ills. Jacob Goldstein/NPR
We'll be on This American Life this weekend, with a story from our trip to Honduras. As we wrote recently:
The big idea is that a poor country should take a small part of its territory and say: We're going to build a new city here. And in this new city, we're going to get rid of our existing laws and rules, and bring in the best laws we can find from around the world. Get help from foreign countries. Maybe the UK could serve as a court of appeals. Maybe Canada could send in a few Mounties to help set up a police force.
Our story is about what happened when Honduras decided to give this idea a shot. To listen to the show, check out TAL's Ways to Listen page.