Update – July 1st 2017: Book manuscript progress

Ok, the structure of the book is now largely set. It has 3 parts ( past, present, future – for want of better titles ), although I may change this to 4 parts, because the first 2 sections of part one aren’t really about the past, they’re about developing the language and reference framework required in order to understand the rest of the book – ie they are a crash course in logic, maths, modelling, and science. Continue reading “Update – July 1st 2017: Book manuscript progress”

A note on terminology: law vs. justice

This probably should have occurred to me to do a long time ago, but for some reason it didn’t, and this may have caused some confusion … but some of you may have noticed that on the one hand I describe Open Empire as “non-hierarchical (aka anarchic)” but on the other hand I also describe it as being about new systems of “law economics and politics”. So … wherever you see the word “law” please do an edit in your head and replace this with the term “justice”.

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Open Empire on “bounty hunters”, detectives, police and other “crime fighters”, plus the patriarchy.

The epic assaults being carried out against the vulnerable around the world at this very moment will determine the fate of our species and the living earth itself.

Source: Ushering in the Closing Chapter of the Human Species – by Kenn Orphan @ www.kennorphan.com

I read this article some time ago, and had made some comments which drew me back to the article, as others had liked those comments; in my revisit, I noticed some new comments by others which drew further replies from me, and that I thought I would share.

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Self-Sovereignty: Making Ecological and Social Justice Possible

[ Republished – 2nd edit: March 20, 2017 – from original article April 2015 ]

author’s note

This general topic is covered repeatly from different angles in different posts, but the intended purpose of this article is just to go straight to the heart of the matter, with respect to the scepticism many people have, as to whether or not an Resources Based Economy is possible in any form.

But to argue the case for an RBE, we must also argue the case for how every other social system attached to the economic system will function in its absence. So this article also deals with how an RBE can deliver justice. Continue reading “Self-Sovereignty: Making Ecological and Social Justice Possible”

Anarchy: principled living without rules or rulers

Anarchy: better to die on your feet than live on your knees
[Republished – 2nd edit: March 16, 2017 – from original article April 2015]

author’s note

I suspect this is one of the biggest questions in people’s minds ( skeptics ), about how we can live in a non-hierarchical, non-authoritarian, completely anarchic world … the mainstream narrative tells us such a thing is impossible, and that anarchy is synonymous with chaos – but nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading “Anarchy: principled living without rules or rulers”