Institutional Commons List

As far as I know we classify institutions in this spectrum:

Commons (organize to preserve)
… Monuments (parks, monuments, spaces)
… Roads, airways and waters
….Territory and boundaries
… Territorial assets and resources

Informal Institutions: )
… Metaphysical value judgements (unconscious)
… Norms and habits
… Normative Property rights allocations
….Traditions (marriage etc)
….Crafts and Professions
… Civic Societies
….Education, sciences, arts and Letters

Formal Institutions
… Economic(banking and money)
… Religous (myth, festival, and ritual),
….Forceful(Military, legal, Political)

Institutions that require human organization to persist them across generations.

Ask historians about what men have done.
Ask economists about why men do it.
Ask philosophers whether what men say may be true.

We usually are pretty terrible at crossing boundaries.

Reason: (understandable) We can subjectively test and empathize with (follow) the sequence of decisions given the limits of the speaker. Not internally consistent, nor externally correspondent, nor fully accounted, nor morally constrained.

Rationalism (philosophy): internally consistent but not externally correspondent, fully accounted or morally constrained.

Empiricism: Science: internally consistent and externally correspondent, but not morally constrained, fully accounted.

Testimony: internally consistent, externally correspondent fully accounted and morally constrained.

3 responses to “Institutional Commons List”

  1. […] Propertarian law evolves by incremental suppression of new forms of parasitism, where the judge discovered common law provides the least time lapse between the invention of parasitism and the construction of law prohibiting it. Strictly constructed law follows from the first principle of non-imposition of costs against demonstrated property, we can use this method of construction to specify contracts, as long as the later (contract) does not infringe upon the former (law). One can think of strict construction as the programming of law and of contracts, where those may refer to other documents, use libraries of operational definitions, define actionable clauses and conditions upon which the involved parties execute those clauses. Market Government refers to the Voluntary Organization of Commons by trade between houses of government, where this trade takes place only when all houses of government agree with the terms. Each of the three classes into which humans divide form a house of market government. Commons refer to material goods and services as well as norms of behavior to which people must comply, in contrast with private goods, humans want to preserve commons, not to consume them, in case of consumption, humans lack incentives to invest in them. (List of commons: […]

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