Infrastructure Monopoly in the Mini-Government

A mini-government (migov) will have monopoly control as well as total ownership of the following:

  • Communication cables, towers and networks
  • Electrical grids
  • Gas piping
  • Land (including air space, underground space and water bodies)
  • Mail delivery
  • Transportation Infrastructure (including roads, rail tracks, seaports, airports)
  • Sewage systems
  • Water piping

Each of the listed services will have its very own social enterprise to handle it. The price of these services will be set by the market, and not the government. The social enterprise will show its pricing mechanism and cost structure with the public.

Citizens who wish to improve the infrastructural services are welcome to form teams to volunteer their time and expertise. The final decision will be made by the committee of the respective Social Enterprise.


Land

Land requires special mention since it has some special qualities.

1) The government is the sole owner of the land in the country. Individuals and organizations can lease land for both short and long periods from the land social enterprise, however, they will never owe it.

2) Land leases are expected to yield the most revenue, and therefore will help to raise funds for investing in other infrastructural services, as well as projects to increase usable land such as land reclamation or underground tunneling.

3) Being in control of land and other infrastructure means that the government has the power to reshape the country including upgrading to new technology infrastructure. It will not be held hostage by business or individual interests.

4) Land that has been forcibly reacquired before the contract expires will be countered as a breach of contract. The government will have to compensate the evicted tenants with another site which has to be at least as good as the original site, plus compensate for moving expenses. If the tenants are dissatisfied with the compensation, they can seek recourse through the legal system.


Advanced infrastructure

The following services are advanced infrastructure, and is best left for other social enterprises, businesses or charities to handle.

  • Food production
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Private Transportation (e.g. taxis, helicopters)
  • Power Generation
  • Telecommunications and Internet Services
  • Water Production