I enjoyed Ben Powell’s lecture on Somalia, although on my computer the volume was barely audible. Among the points of interest:

–cell phone spectrum is provided competitively without an FCC.
–there is competitive virtual government, in the sense that you choose your legal system by choosing a clan, and clans are not geographically based
–Somalia functions better as a non-state than it did as a state, and it functions better than many of its peers that are states.

Before you comment, please listen to the lecture.