The Behavioral Properties Of Freedom
The Desire For Freedom Versus Security.
Endless Want And Acquisitiveness, and The Role Of Imitation, Envy Status, And The Status Economy.
Property Is Defined Universally, But Shareholder Rights Are Open To Corruption
The Oddity Of The Cognitive Bias In The Consensus And Equality Sentiments
Consensus Is Limited, On Means, and On Ends To Small Numbers Of People With Similar Objectives, Abilities, and Resources
Freedom And The Status Economy
Almost Universally, Humans Don’t Like Status That Is Not Given as a reward for redistribution.
All cultures, all humans, sense and express resentment at ‘excessive returns’ on any type of investment.
Under heroic cultural systems, the hero is granted status and access to opportunity in exchange for his efforts on behalf of the group. As population increases, classes form because enough people exist in each class that they form group status hierarchies, and trade opportunities, and contribute to sustaining the group’s advantages. In effect, a class becomes an organization or bureaucracy whose members attempt to preserve it’s network of opportunities – it’s binding principles. At this point, exchange between classes must form some sort of trade network, and as this happens, classes, as organizations, compete against other classes for status.
The Freedom Seeking Minority Versus The Equality Seeking Majority
The Vast Majority of people to not want freedom, because freedom requires responsibility and risk. When people come to free societies, they either desire the standard of living, or access to opportunity. But they rarely, if ever, desire to contribute to the maintenence of the market order by forgoing opportunities, . In fact, they desire to gain the most using the least contribution.
So the contemporary use of the word freedom is the opposite of the contemporary use of the word equality
Property Is The Human Accounting System And Money And Numbers Increase Our Capacity for Perception, Comparison and Calculation Of Property
The Economic Function Of Freedom
In a division of labor, freedom increases consumption, decreases cost of maintaining the behavior of paying opportunity costs to create the market and contribute to property definitions, but most importantly, increases the process of trial and error – the process of entrepreneurship. Increases in trial and error lead to increases in the division of knowledge and labor, and increases in consumer choice, and decreases in prices.
The Limited Use Of Freedom As A Competitive Strategy Between Groups
If we define freedom as freedom from coercion, then there are only so many strategies that work for different groups with different abilities and resources. Total freedom, which means barbarism, Religion (resistance), Trade, and Force.
Freedom As Return On Investment In The Market, And The Market Is The Social Order
Freedom obtained in exchange for one’s return on one’s investment of forgone opportunities in the property definitions that constitute the local market. This contribution of forgone opportunity costs, is the cost of entry into the market, and the means by which one has access to the market. One can only be as free as the granularity of the property definitions. Profits are signals that convey rewards from the market participants that you have been rewarded for fulfilling their wants and desires. Redistribution is a form of return on the market, but only so long as (only so long as what?)
Freedom is only relevant in a market society. Market societies are superior to alternative societies.