I actually read Silverberg this time: he was talking about how people want to declare something and have it happen, and he started with a town in Florida that declared there would be no evil in their boundaries.
James Patrick Kelly did the second half of his Free piece, spending a lot of time on whether things that are free will give you things that area paid.
I liked three stories this time:
1. "The Emperor of Mars" by Allen Steele -- a handyman on a Mars mission has a mental breakdown and when he leaves, there's a surprise.
2. "Petopia" by Benjamin Crowell -- in a poverty-stricken part of Africa*, a young woman finds an electronic pet. Her brother figures out how to make it serve them.
3. "Voyage to the Moon" by Peter Friend -- an astronomer is allowed to go to the moon to get a flower for his Majesty, but when he gets up there on his house pod, there's a cover.
* fledgist caught this -- it really felt like India to me, but he says probably Mali and he's much more likely to know than I am.