The goal of a Free Socialism is to eliminate unethical barriers to voluntary exchange in a way that provides access to capital without reliance on a small wealthy investor class, and in a way that better ensures that when an individual performs labor for another it is not due to physical coercion or fear of not having access to the basic resources necessary for survival. Many feel that a small number of private individuals owning most of the value of the natural resources denies the rest of society their natural inheritance, as a creature that is evolved to depend upon…


Our society is facing two substantial problems that are difficult to resolve in a market where lower prices are nearly universally preferred. The long term environmental impact of goods and services produced through toxic industrial processes is unacceptable, however, the higher cost of more sustainable options can prevent them from competing in the marketplace. This problem is compounded by a diminishing need for labor due to advances in automation, potentially pushing wages lower. …


I’m working on project that would allow Lenny Bruce to speak and those who are offended to launch a free arbitration against him. If Lenny Bruce were to lose the arbitration, participating organizations and individuals would receive a temporary boycott recommendation against Lenny Bruce that the organization or individual would be free to carry out or not. This would allow Lenny Bruce to say what he likes, for him to defend himself in a free public arbitration, and for members of the community to express their disapproval in the form of published terms of cooperation (TOC) and voluntary boycotts.


Anarchists tend to prefer a society that regulates itself through voluntary agreement and that avoids resorting to the use of force. However, proportional selfdefense and expressions of disapproval for injuries to person and property are a necessary part of any practical society. One way to meet these needs is through a system of fair trials, boycott and exile — where those who assert that an injury to person or property was a proportional act of selfdefense can experience boycott and exile themselves if the community should disagree. The system for determining if an injury has occurred and what the remedy…


Authoritarian — based on some having the privilege to command other’s person and property through threats or actual violence against person and property.

Libertarian — based on individual autonomy and attempts at persuading one another to cooperate in mutually beneficial ways without the use of threats or actual violence against person and property- except for the special case of proportional self-defense

Ideological — using a complex system of ideas to direct behavior where the ideas are somewhat abstract, predesigned, and rigid. Can lead to authoritarianism whenever force is applied to achieve compliance.

Post-Ideological — based on allowing a plurality of…


A Sketch For A Free Socialism Part II

If the revenue from rents and the extraction of natural resources generated around $1 trillion per year it could generate a substantial amount of money for the special citizen’s dividends funds if most recipients found it desirable to place their dividend into one of the funds. These funds would only allow participants to pay in up to their citizen’s dividend in order to make sure that profits were spread more widely throughout a society. They may also be allowed to transfer balances between funds and access funds easily similar to money market…


A Sketch For A Free Socialism

Socialism attempts to eliminate the role of the wealthy investor class from a society since the ability to make money from simply having money to invest leads to a society where the vast majority are dependent on a small minority for the allocation of the resources needed for most productive activity to occur. This dependency of the majority on a small minority can resemble an aristocracy — including wealth and power often being transferred through inheritance. Even government, educational, and cultural institutions may become dependent on the wealthy investor class in various ways. Those…


Empirical Observation Zero (EOZ)

There are changing patterns of sensation within awareness where some patterns can be interpreted as referring to other patterns. If you can read this statement then it must be true.

Due to fundamental limitations, such as the Fallacy of Induction and the Mystery of the Origin of Sensory Phenomena, is there anything other than the EOZ and it’s implications that we can be certain of? Do even the rules of logic, computing, science, and math directly follow from the observed phenomena of some patterns referring to others?

All of logic can be derived from conjuntive or…


One of the benefits of Modernist societies is that the effort of designers can often be focused on a smaller number of conventions and detailed designs. This can both lead to very high quality designs and substantial harmony amongst the elements of the designed world. These designs may often be intended for use in the mass production of affordable items that appeal to a vast number of individuals from a diversity of national, religious, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. However, there are drawbacks. …


[Las Musas De Kandinsky by ClassyChassiss on DeviantArt]

Is there a coherent sense in which an individual could be said to be “more evolved”? To be evolved in the biological sense is to be more capable of surviving, flourishing, and reproducing within a particular environmental niche. This is a very relative notion of being evolved or being “fit”. You might make the argument that over time some individuals may appear that are capable of flourishing and reproducing under a relatively larger number of conditions that are likely to occur. …

Jason Stone

Rational Skeptic. Hopeful Seeker.

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