PRIVATE GOVERNMENT IN LATE-MEDIEVAL GENOA

Late medieval / early modern Genoa is an example of government services "owned" and budgeted by private investors. Historian Matteo Salonia, a lecturer at King's College (London), broke new libertarian ground with his recent book, Genoa’s Freedom: Entrepreneurship, Republicanism, and the Spanish Atlanticby Matteo Salonia (Lexington Books, 2017); 214 pages.  I was delighted to write a book review for Future of Freedom Foundation.
 
I encourage you to explore some of his remarkable findings in the following sources:
 
Future of Freedom Foundation book review by Lawrence M. Ludlow
https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/private-government-in-genoa/
 
Tom Woods Show interview
https://tomwoods.com/ep-955-genoa-a-forgotten-history-of-liberty-growth-...
 
Matteo Salonia's book:
https://www.amazon.com/Genoas-Freedom-Entrepreneurship-Republicanism-Ent...