I have been trying to think through a precise answer to the question;
"How would your system differ from feudalism?"
Since there are many meanings to the word feudalism, I'm going to stick to a simple meaning where "A lord was in broad terms a noble who held land, a vassal was a person who was granted possession of the land by the lord, and the land was known as a fief. In exchange for the use of the fief and the protection of the lord, the vassal would provide some sort of service to the lord.
This is all my opinion based on my observations.
1. We have a perverted version of property rights in America.
2. In effect we have very week if any property rights left.
3. If I own River Stone, how could I grant anyone rights that don't exist?
4. So we limp along hoping the place doesn't get confiscated for some political reason.
5. People come to River Stone to contribute with expectation of reward.
6. We would have to be aligned on the quality of life we expect from "River Stoning" together.
7. Since I can't really predict the future I assume the reward for contributing would be a mutually agreed upon dollar amount, other value such as housing, food, medical benefits, transportation and retirement funds. I would not grant or sell land.
8. There's nothing political or ideological in that mix.
9. All those who become a part of the team are bound by the laws of the land - right or wrong.
10. Our purpose is to profit and prosper to the best of our ability NOT defy the laws of the land by violating those laws.
11. River Stone is an alternative to surrendering citizenship, packing up and moving to another country where things might change only to have that solution become worse than what we have here. After all they don't call it globalism for nothing.
12 We will rely on our ability to focus on solutions that bring prosperity.
13. We will not focus or expend our energy and resources on fighting the system. Because it's going to fail anyway.
14. I expect that if a person or family comes to River Stone they should expect to leave better off than when they came. Otherwise why bother coming?
15. Since I can't fulfill my visions for River Stone without a team, my long term plan is to bequest River Stone to those who demonstrate an appropriate love for it's success. Since I'm 62 years old that time could be anywhere between day one and say 10 to 15 years.
16. Once I'm gone the beneficiaries will bear the burden of success or failure. I will have left them with the tools to prevail. It will be up to them to use them wisely.
“Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a central bank, and he can rob a country and the world.”