The Night Watchman

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.” So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job. Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?” So they created […]


By Jade Small / With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia.¬†Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative. On the face of it, the Spanish town of Marinaleda is indistinguishable from any other […]