Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Consent

I believe we should have local power combined with the four freedoms of movement (people, goods, services, and capital). Gradually all natural resources should be viewed as universally owned on a custodial basis. This doesn't mean state-run, but it would mean the transition of monetisable assets into Sovereign and Community Wealth Funds. It would mean a Universal Basic Income as a dividend on our common wealth. It would still mean private property, but justified by a sustainable system with foundational opportunity. The essence of democracy is consent of the governed. Consent is loaned, and can be withdrawn. That is only possible if you can vote with your feet, and only reasonable if the area of control is small. Pragmatism means transitional constraints of the four freedoms makes sense, but structural separation is the definition of Apartheid.
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