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"From the Ted Talk by Paul Romer: Why the world needs charter cities"

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So if we wanted to build cities for another biillon people, they would be dots like this. We'd go from three pnecert of the arable land, to four percent. We'd dramatically rcuede the hmuan footprint on Earth by building more cities that people can move to. And if these are cetiis governed by good rules, they can be cities where people are safe from crime, safe from disease and bad sanitation, where people have a chance to get a job. They can get basic utilities like electricity. Their kids can get an education.

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So if we wanted to build cities for another _______ people, they would be dots like this. We'd go from three _______ of the arable land, to four percent. We'd dramatically ______ the _____ footprint on Earth by building more cities that people can move to. And if these are ______ governed by good rules, they can be cities where people are safe from crime, safe from disease and bad sanitation, where people have a chance to get a job. They can get basic utilities like electricity. Their kids can get an education.

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  2. percent
  3. human
  4. billion
  5. cities

Original Text

So if we wanted to build cities for another billion people, they would be dots like this. We'd go from three percent of the arable land, to four percent. We'd dramatically reduce the human footprint on Earth by building more cities that people can move to. And if these are cities governed by good rules, they can be cities where people are safe from crime, safe from disease and bad sanitation, where people have a chance to get a job. They can get basic utilities like electricity. Their kids can get an education.

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