Eliminate ChemtrailsSubmitted by OctoBox on Fri, 08/21/2009 - 17:37
The goal of Counter-Economics is to counter the notion that we get our liberty from the people we abdicate our right to self-rule to.
We "give" and "take" liberty by-way of Voting and Lobbying (in this Economic-Fascist Society)
We NEVER "give" or "take" liberty in a Free-Society.
In a "free-society" the ONLY law is to never interfere with Consumer-Sovereignty -- a ZERO Abdication-Society.
Ludwig von Mises said this in regard to Consumer-Sovereignty
"The capitalists, the enterprisers, and the farmers are instrumental in the conduct of economic affairs. They are at the helm and steer the ship. But they are not free to shape its course. They are not supreme, they are steersmen only, bound to obey unconditionally the captain's orders. The captain is the consumer. (Bureaucracy, "Profit Management," p. 226 )"
Now, by free-will we can give away all our wealth, we just can't force others to do so; other than by consumer-avenues and free-speech.
Counter-Economics (IS) Consumer Sovereignty
What does CS look like?
Only consumers can be taxed and all taxes must be voluntarily (only to last one-year) -- Consumer-Minarchism -OR- consumers are never taxed (save voluntarily) -- Consumer-Individualism.
I've stated before to get out of this present Corporatist Gov't we will need a transition -- to whatever degree it must be toward greater Cosumer-Sovereignty (Consumer Authority).
In the case of a transitionary Consumer-Minarchism (C-Min):
All taxes happen at sales -- a small gov't can "easily" tax a business (less wily then rich or poor civilians who either have to little or can spend their way through loop-holes).
In this C-Min A person could avoid that by shoping in barter communities -- however, the "ease" of most transactions would happen in a similar fashion as now. All taxes must be "direct" -- ZERO Inflationary Taxes
How do we "maintain" Consumer-Sovereignty and a ZERO Abdication Society?
1) Hire (under the table) and Work (under the table) -- BECAUSE only Consumers can be taxed -- never workers or producers
2) Buy Local (when possible) -- ZERO Monopolies in the "long-run" (according to Mises)...."in the long-run"
3) Buy Organic -- ZERO Abdication of Health when there's ZERO Welfarism -- Preventive Medicine is the Rule not the exception
How do we "get into" a Consumer Sovereignty by Counter-Economics?
1) Hire (under the table) and Work (under the table) -- Destroys Tax Base
2) Never by from Corporations who Lobby -- That must be a clear message -- Or buy from the ones who Lobby the least with a caveat that the following year they never Lobby again.
3) Buy ONLY Local Services / Products where Possible -- Until the Corporations Stop Lobbying
4) Buy ONLY organic foods from Local farmers (if that's possible). If not demand, in mobs, that local city leaders create space for farmers markets and have the organics trucked in -- direct
Wow! The same method to maintain a Free-Society is the same method to get into it
How do you "sell" the idea?
1) Develop a very sticky Social-Networking site with LOTS of Social Rewards for Spreading the message -- Think Facebook and "Maffia Wars" or "Vampire Wars"
2) This site must also have a strong Video-Share capability with a STRONG focus (the sole focus) on Education - Entrepreneurialism - and Counter-Economic Networking
3) The site must have a highly accessible database -- Mining Corporate Lobbying and Politician Voting Records
People must be entertained (powerfully so) and enriched (financially) if you want them to spread the message of Counter-Economics feverously.
We'd have a free-society inside 3 years.
1) 24-Team Naval Meritocracy (Central Gov't)
---ZERO Currency Authority
---ZERO Tax Authority
---ZERO Regulatory Authority
---ZERO Judicial Authority
---Hired by a revolving 36-Team Jury (pooled from 1000 similar "experts") who are top-subject matter experts in the fields of: Weaponology, Efficiency Management, Contract Management, Bidding Analysis, Accountancy, Entrepreneurialism, Engineering, Statisticaly Analysis, Communication Analysis, and Military Strategy.
---1% National Sales Tax (their budget)
---Salary is 100% Incentive Based as a sliding % of what's left of their budget. Decided by a revolving 36-Team Jury (pooled from 1000 similar experts as above), based on a rubric to determine key strategic improvements/reductions in: Cost, Communications, Weapon Advancement, Anti-Piracy, Conflict Resolution, Contract Bid Analysis, Staying with U.S Waters, and Search and Rescue.
---One 6-year Term
2) 24-Team Army-Air Guard Meritocracy (each State)
---Same Hiring Strategy
---Similar Incentive Pay
---One 6-Year Term
---3% State-Level Sales Tax
---Same 36-Team Juries
---Goal to guard their own borders and ready search & rescue
3) 24-Team Foreign Debt Accounting Meritocracy
---One 6-Year Term
---3% National Sales Tax
---We pay this until all foreign debt is paid off
---Same 36-Team Juries
---Goal -- pay off foreign debt
---Transfer Payments and All Account handled on Open-Source Forum
This consumer-minarchy will give us the greatest freedom during the transition toward a consumer-individualist society.