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The thing that excites me most (as a realist with a soft spot for anarchy) is the potential for crowdfunding to deliver public goods.

One example is a pitch I saw at DjangoCon, someone was running a kickstarter campaign for a detailed open-source tutorial for some software (if not a public good, open-source is definitely a commons). I just saw another on crowdtilt's [testimonials page](https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns). Apparently some enterprising Dallas residents have come up with a [direct, real-world response](http://i.imgur.com/1LI5U.png) to the ever-present whine, "but who will build the roads!".

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