Refresh: What Is Propertarianism?


What is Propertarianism?
A scientific, meaning descriptive, statement of Natural Law.
What is Natural Law?
A fully decidable (universal) Law of Ethics.
What do you mean by ethics?
The law of cooperation and conflict resolution.
What is this law of cooperation and conflict resolution?


In the Negative (Silver Rule, or via-negativa): The requirement to avoid the imposition of costs on that which others have born costs to obtain an interest in, without imposing costs upon that which others have likewise born costs to obtain an interest in.

In the Positive(Golden Rule, or via-positiva): the requirement that we limit our actions to productive, fully informed, warrantied, voluntary transfers, free of the imposition of costs by externality, upon that which others have obtained by the same means.

As determined by the either any change, or the total change in the inventory that all parties both internal and external to the action have born costs to obtain an interest without imposition of costs upon others directly or indirectly by externality.

—“All of ethics can be reduced to [is a subset/special application of] the degree of reciprocity & the the accounting thereof.— James Augustus

Because it is apparently impossible to contradict reciprocity in cooperation (ethics), and as such it provides perfect decidability in all contexts of cooperation at all scales in all times, and under all conditions.

why didn’t we use Natural Law or Reciprocity, or Sovereignty, and why did we use Propertarianism?

We used propertarianism because property, like money, provides the unit of measurement – the test – of changes in state caused by our actions. Property in toto, (that which others have born costs to obtain an interest without imposing costs upon the interests of others) like money, like any standard of measure in any field, provides a perfect test of reciprocity: cooperation.

Natural Law has been ‘tainted’ by various authors, so we had to differentiate ourselves from those previous authors.

Curt Doolittle
The Propertarian Institute
Kiev, Ukraine


Transcendence and Sovereignty Were The Last Pieces

Yep. Transcendence and Sovereignty were the last pieces.

In the end, warriors make rule possible, but Judges rule. In the monopoly of soldiery officers rule, and in the market of cooperation judges rule. Judges and Officers provide the same function under positiva (military) and negativa (market) organizations.

The question is only which method judges use to rule. And there is only one scientific, logical, true, and perfectly decidable method by which judges *can* rule, and that is Reciprocity: The Natural Law of Sovereign Men.

The west has always been poly-narrative. With each class evolving its own narrative. And with each class narrative justifying its role in the natural law of sovereign men. The cult of sovereignty for the aristocracy, the cult of law for the priesthood of the aristocracy, the cult of philosophy for the middle aspirational classes, and the cult of religion for the laboring classes, and the cult of rejection, rebellion, and escape by the undesirable classes.

And in turn, there is only one method of producing Sovereignty, liberty, freedom, and sufficient surplus for subsidy, and this is via the incremental suppression of parasitisms in all its forms, producing sovereign men, and eliminating parasitic men – leaving only means of survival in markets for association, cooperation, reproduction, production, production of commons, and production of polities. The monarchy provides the judge of last resort in war, the judiciary the judge of markets, and the officer corps the commander of the monopoly that is war.

And so, as long as the men willing and able to fight for sovereignty are trained in, and participate in, a local militia, a regional regimental system, and are trained by a national army, in exchange for rights of public speech, access to territorial and capital ownership, and participation in the choice of commons, then because of their arms and their numbers, no usurper can deprive them of sovereignty; and because of their investment and advantage from it, they will preserve their sovereignty, and because of their universal standing in courts of natural law, they will have incentive and peaceful and productive means of preserving their sovereignty, through the incremental suppression of all parasitism of which they are aware. Men must create a market for the suppression of parasitism, by in turn creating a market for cooperation, because of the market for violence that is the result of a large militia of diverse personal but homogenous collective, interests.

There is but one method of obtaining and preserving the sovereignty, necessary for the production of agency, necessary for the transcendence of man, and that is the organization of a franchise (corporation) of warriors of sufficient number, with sufficient incentives, and sufficient institutional means, that the only conditions that prevent conflict and preserve cooperation.

The advantage of this order is that we preserve our original innovation: maneuver (what we call today ooda-loops) because of the distribution of decision making to the lowest possible level of the organization: a market for heroism in battle.

We developed markets in everything, because markets adapt faster and innovate faster than all alternatives. And for a small population of people, the use of excellence(professionals) and technology (excellence), and markets (maneuver) is simply *faster* in all dimensions than all larger and slower alternatives.

He who adapts fastest and best has the advantage. Because the first and last enemy of all is TIME.




1) Numbers render countable objects commensurable
2) Measurements render relations commensurable
3) Physics renders physical causes commensurable.
4) Money renders goods and services commensurable
5) Property renders cooperation (ethics, morals, politics) commensurable
6) Reason renders words and concepts commensurable.


The Mind’s Version of Chronic Pain


people who work long hours, without walking or running, under information saturation, and artificial light saturation in seasonally dark climates will develop majority depressive symptoms in the population, requiring anti-depressant drugs to relieve the pain (depression is pain). Underclass workers will develop chronic pain and require opiates. In other words, we are working ourselves to death, because chronic bodily pain and depression are just two words for the same symptoms produced by the same causes. Your mind can’t feel pain from exhaustion it can only feel depression


A System That Will Work

Apr 20, 2017 12:11pm

Max 24 hour work week, preferably 4 days. Forced retirement savings, 4 hour school day, prohibition on immigration outside of research in physical sciences, tiered medical insurance, zero interest home loans, direct redistribution of liquidity to consumers, end of child support, spousal support, and marital community property, and marital credit and taxation; creation of debt-‘dole’ on the british model. removal of women from the voting pool into a separate house. mandatory service in militia (expansion of national guard’) providing both natural disaster, emergency, medical, and defense capability – with fitness requirement through the age of 60, or heavy penalties. Requirement for strict construction of law, legislation, regulation. Revocation of civil war violations of natural law. Restoration of voluntary association and dissociation. Redistribution of income taxes to the states, which then forward them to the federal government. And total revocation of the federal ability to levy taxes.

As a package it will sell. Incrementally it won’t.


America. The land of… Government is Killing Us.

America: children, totally absent a mother’s attention, housed in and driven to boredom and immobility in schools, causing them extensive developmental brain damage, who then are so desperate for stimulation they cling to consumer goods, only to find later in life that they are alone, unwanted, unuseful, and easily buried and forgotten.

America, the land where ‘decent’ and disciplined (moral) people work their assess off to pay absurd mortgage rates by borrowing from themselves (omfg), so that they can afford to move away from ‘indecent’ undisciplined (immoral) people, rather than paying trivial costs for trivial homes, where indecent people are prohibited from living.

Make industrialization of home production unprofitable. And watch what happens…..

America, the land of lonely people surrounded by consumer goods, taking opiates for physical pain and anti-depressants for mental pain.

People who work long hours, without walking or running, under information saturation, and in artificial light saturation, in seasonally dark climates, will develop majority depressive symptoms in the population.

Let me put it another way: the government is killing us.


The End of the Era of Strategic Patience


Pence said that yesterday, and it sums up our era: conservatives have ended the era of paternal patience. At some point the father decides the child is a net loss if left to his own devices, while the mother preserves motherly blindness, empathy, and hope.

I called the previous generations of conservatives and libertarians the ‘hopeful’ era, and that our era is defined by our loss of hope.

Our loss of hope can be seen in our initial optimism, increasing frustration, last ditch efforts, and finally, our loss of hope, and our development of conviction.