Libertarianism is an intellectual, empirical and analytic movement, and conservatism is a sentimental, moral, and analogistic movement.
The difference in the language of the movements has partly to do with the production cycles that conservatives (human capital and norms) and libertarians (economic production) each emphasize. We use arguments that reflect the temporal bias of our political and reproductive preferences.
Which is why I argue that political exchanges between conservatives(warriors/long term risk abatement), libertarians(investors/medium term production), and progressives (mothers/short-term consumption) are necessary in order to make use of the perceptive and cognitive differences of the division of inter-temporal knowledge and labor. Each of us is temporally spectrum biased (and in the case of progressives: spectrum blind.)
Propertarianism suggests that innovation in anglo classical liberal institutions and law are necessary under total enfranchisement – both as a means of dividing power(negative), AND to make use of all available information (positive).
There is no reason that we cannot create a market for commons just as we create a market for private consumption in goods and services. There is no reason except the existing monopoly government that the socialists put into place as a means of destroying our division of inter-temporal knowledge and labor.
So, that is the central hypothesis I work from: that while we only NEED rule of law, under the one principle of non-imposition of costs, articulated in law as positive property rights, managed by an independent judiciary, decided by a jury of one’s peers – that we also prefer and possibly need, the production of commons.
And that while we are universally governed by rule law, and only law, that we can construct markets for the production of commons. And that the ‘legislature’ then is eliminated from all of politics. No law can be created, only discovered. And that the government need only concern itself with governance of the production and maintenance of commons.
This is, I believe, the next evolution of classical liberalism, and the means of eliminating majority tyranny, and perhaps all tyranny.
Anarchy is not the answer, and we were merely useful idiots for libertine anarchists as we were for neo-conservatives, socialists and communists..
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
Well it means you have something to fight for, instead of something just to fight against.
It means that propertarianism is the first intellectual, analytic, scientific, fully rational means of arguing our ancient, unique, high trust / rapid growth model of civilization.
It also means though, that I tend to see sentimental expression and moralizing as a regressive and damaging means of expressing our preferences. In other words, it might feel good to express your sentiments, but it doesn’t change anything except your emotional state.
So I ask you to try to learn Propertarianism by following me and Eli Harman (Eli is much easier to understand). And I ask you to be patient because it will take one year or more to swallow the “Very, Very, Very, Big Red Pill” that is Propertarianism, one bite at a time.
The Propertarian Institute
SUGGESTED TO FOLLOW OR FRIEND:
Curt Doolittle (Ukraine) – Propertarianism and Institutions.
Eli Harman (Alaska) – (How do I position Eli? Poet? New-Nietzche?)
Michael Phillip (NZ) – Philosophy of Science (Michael is a critic of unscientific thought)
Skye Stewart (Maine) – Skye pans for gold in the intellectual stream.
My site: www.propertarianism.com – I sketch work here on Facebook and post the better pieces to the site a few times a month.
The Propertarian Forum propertarianforum.wordpress.com
HBD_Chick’s blog on marriage patterns.
Any Red Pill.
Any of the top 100 econ blogs.
Roman Skaskiw (My ‘Boss’ – What I should and should not be doing at any given moment)
Ayelam Valentine Agaliba (UK / Ghana) – Critical Rationalism / African Politics (Philosophy advisor to whom I am forever grateful)
Karl Brooks (has recently begun correcting for argumentative clarity and seems to ‘grok it’ all.)
Johannes Meixner (Grammar, sentence and sense editor)
Don Finnegan (my other boss, soul mate, who inspired me to take my work public)
And the dozens of others I haven’t mentioned but who help me every day. (You know who you are. smile emoticon )
I try to keep a current ‘short list’. It’s the first section at the top of the page:
I read pretty much every single economist’s blog every day, every paper at SSRN that’s relevant. And some books – although I usually limit myself to empirical works in the social sciences.