May 1, 2020, 10:30 AM
I know I’ve focused on markets and decentralization but I haven’t taken it as far as the ancients and medievals.
During the pre-state, ancient and medieval periods, our tri-functionalism manifested in interesting divisions of labor.
In the ancient period the temples and priests served as banks. Education was a private and commercial activity. The military ruled, and the law regulated military, commerce, and religion.
In the middle ages, the church collected tithes, the state collected taxes. the commercial sector collected profits. They law was a profession of varying degrees of respect – with judges always due respect.
In the modern period we have collapsed church, education, commerce, government, and military into a single political body: the government – A Monopoly.
But the temporal division of labor between church-education-family, commerce-banking-finance, and miltary-strategy-infrastructure, as well as the capital each measures is different.
What about three separately funded?
1) the military, judiciary, and sheriffs from taxes,
2) The treasury and infrastructure from income on investments; and
3) social services from ‘tithes’ (taxes).
This would assist in de-politicizing the polity.
( I had tried very hard to discover a means to return the family: banking, education, and healthcare to the church but fundamentalists have made this impossible. )