According to this manifesto, there exactly four functions of government: To protect people's health and property To oversee natural utilities, and one-of-a-kind goods (these topics are related via Georgism) To neutrally promote the creation and availability of information To maintain a national currency This section will cover #4. After this post, the manifesto will have … Continue reading Proper Sovereignty Manifesto, Part 4: Currency
I am a brave explorer. I discover a new continent. To my surprise, the land mass is completely uninhabited, and I am the first human to set foot on this new earth. I mark my discovery on a map. A year later, replicas of the map have circled the world. I attempt to establish a … Continue reading Proper Sovereignty Manifesto, part 3: Information
Time has not treated Henry George well. He was the most famous economist in the world. In 1906, his books were more well known than Shakespeare’s plays, even among the members of the British Parliament. It goes without saying that he was the best-selling American writer of his era. About 200,000 people attended his funeral. … Continue reading Proper Sovereignty Manifesto, Part 2: Georgism
This is the first in a series of posts with the intent of laying out my political philosophy. At least, the starting point of my political philosophy. That is to say, what it was three years ago when I wrote this manifesto in my head. Rather than provide my take on every single debated issue, … Continue reading Proper Sovereignty Manifesto, Part 1: Coercion
This post was written by the same guest author as part 1. My previous post was the first of a two-part series, and I highly recommend that you read that one first before you read this one. In the first post, I laid out the rules and operations behind my model that illustrates how societies adopt … Continue reading When one side of history becomes the right side of history: an analysis
I get jubilant whenever I discover an ideology I was previously unaware of, no matter how loony it is.
This was written by a a different author than usual; it is a contribution from the editor. It is the first of a two-part series. Part 2 Have you ever felt an inner sense of social momentum? In microcosm, this sense can be the feeling that a group project is moving inexplicably towards one direction … Continue reading When one side of history becomes the right side of history: a systemic model