I would implement all seven pillars of localism, some of which are included in your comments here. Even if we START with government power decentralized (thus limited and under the thumb of the market) the only way to KEEP it like that is to raise the barriers to centralization within the seven pillars. http://www.amazon.com/Localism-A-Philosophy-Government-ebook...
Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)
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