Category: P04-Law

  • State – Business Alliances

    STATE BUSINESS ALLIANCES Forms of subsidy to companies that engage in international trade produces multipliers. The math has been done. That’s why it continues. In fact, throughout history, the state-biz partnership in international trade has been a requirement at worst, and the central source of economic competition at best. The problem with state-business relations occurs […]

  • Sequence: Criteria for Membership

    If you respect life, limb, property, commons, norm, and law, you obtain the insurance of juridical defense: rule of law. If you produce income, pay taxes, you gain access to membership in the Jury. If you acquire property, you marry, and you have children, you gain access to membership in the house of common people. If […]

  • Law

    Nov 11, 2016 10:38pm Humans create commands, legislation, and regulations. Laws, both physical and natural (cooperation), we can only discover. We cannot any more create a law of cooperation (natural law) than we can a law of nature (physical laws). The only difference between physical laws and natural laws is that since we have memories, […]

  • The Evolution of Slaveries

    THE EVOLUTION OF SLAVERY Slavery exists wherever exit, and return to subsistence, is practically impossible. Slavery: violence slave Serfdom: land slave Employee: wage slave Consumer: credit slave Citizen: tax slave The only freedom is food, water, and shelter, self-sufficiency, with participation in the market purely voluntary. And only commissions on transactions payment for the commons. […]

  • You Dont Have The Right To Spread Ignorance

    YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPREAD IGNORANCE ( Nick Heywood and Curt Doolittle ) Why do you have the right to ignorance? Well, there is a difference between enjoying the luxury of ignorance at other’s expense, and distributing ignorance by your words and deeds. And there is a difference between general knowledge that allows […]

  • AI Ethics

    (ethics of artificial intelligence) Humans evolved such that changes in state of property (inventory/capital) produce chemical rewards and punishments that we call emotions. These rewards and punishments evolved to assist in the evolution of a more primitive state of evolution that in turn, evolved to respond to chemical stimuli – changes in chemical state. Artificial […]

  • None Of Us Is Equal

    We are unequal. We grant each other the pretense of equality in order to discover the truth, through discourse and debate, that is free of error, bias, suggestion, obscurantism, and deceit. We grant each other equality under the law to assist one another in cooperating productively and without conflict and retaliation across our various stations […]

  • Deconflating Slavery

    DECONFLATING THE PEJORATIVE: ‘SLAVERY’ My criticism is of chattel slavery, and this is an other example of the problem of conflation and ideal types instead of spectra. – Hard Labor Slavery (‘the mines’ etc – throw them away.) – Chattel Slavery (involuntary, labor, parasitism) – Punishment Slavery (prisoners) – Debt Slavery (Bonded [restitution]) – Civic […]

  • Natural Law Means A Simple Law.

    When arguing under natural law it is not so important that you master all the contracts (legislations) and processes (regulations). The reason being that legislations and regulations are always open to revision or refutation if they violate the One Law. So while many layers of contract and regulation may result in conformity to the One […]

  • Q&A: War and Interventionism

    —“Q&A: I am curious to know how war and interventionism would be dealt with within a propertarian polity. Anarchists are obviously dogmatically supportive of “non-interventionism” but do you find this a viable position?”— Great question. We can address the general topic of war on one hand, and the criteria for moral war on the other. […]

  • Expert Opinion May Influence Fact, But Not Contract

    Expert opinion may clarify facts, but says not thing about cooperation. Gay marriage is not a matter of fact but a matter of contract. The government forced an involuntary contract (again). My opinion is that 1) constructively, marriage consists of (a) reciprocal power of attorney (b) formation of a corporation into which both parties contribute […]

  • Tips on Strict Construction

    TIPS ON STRICT CONSTRUCTION Strict construction, in operational language, is extremely difficult, because it requires you have procedural understanding of the subject. Strictly constructed propertarian arguments SHOULDN’T be terribly difficult because each operation is subjectively testable by you. What I’ve seen from others efforts, is an attempt to mix non-operational moral language with feigned attempts […]

  • Law Is Synonymous With Morality If All Moral Rules Are Reducible To Property Rights

    (important piece) [T]here is no distinction between legal and moral (criminal, ethical, moral) content in disputes. This fallacy is a central problem of the logic of libertarian property theory. The first question is whether we compensate people for defense of property rights (criminal ethical and moral) or expect them to pay those costs even if […]