When the SpaceX Dragon Capsule touched down last week in the Pacific Ocean after its successful unmanned mission to the International Space Station, it brought back with it from near orbit an increasingly undeniable truth: governments are losing their monopoly over managing certain complex tasks.
The future role of government therefore must be conceived as a combination of the old and the new. Crowdsourcing certain tasks can free governments from the duty to deliver services and instead allow them to focus on facilitating services. At the same time, our new world order will still require governments to check the excesses of the free market and promote a healthy quality of life desired by all citizens.
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