PROPERTY – FOR THE 1000TH TIME
February 21st, 2019 4:06 PM
(Not going to repeat every single refutation here. If you encounter one where you think you ‘got me’ it won’t happen. sorry. Just ask how we handle it.)
DEMAND FOR POSSESSION, PROPERTY, PROPERTY RIGHTS.
1) Cooperation provides disproportionate returns necessary for survival
2) Division of labor multiplies disproportionate returns on cooperation.
3) Reciprocity incentivizes cooperation. Cheating disincentivizes cooperation.
4) Humans engage in both retaliation, and altruistic (costly) punishment of cheaters in order to preserve the disproportionate returns on cooperation and cooperation at scale.
5) Morality consists of reciprocity within the local limits of proportionality. Man is amoral and acts in hist interests it is just nearly always in his better long term interests to act morally.
6) Law evolved to prevent retaliation cycles, to standardize means of conflict resolution, to maintain maximum returns for the majority of the polity, and to increase the revenues of taxing authorities.
7) Law uses a single measure: demonstrated investment which we call interests or ‘property’ to resolve conflicts and preserve the peace (returns on cooperation), and a single test: reciprocity. Ths law is called ‘tort’ or ‘natural law’.
8) Law evolves through the continuous evolutionary suppression of violations of reciprocity, through the continuous discovery of findings of law. It is a purely empirical process.
9) All social science can be expressed in terms of identification, acquisition, transformation, transfer, consumption, and loss of interests in property.
10) All human cognition can be expressed as reward system responses to that same identification, acquisition, transformation, transfer, consumption, and loss of interests in property.
Ergo PROPERTARIANISM consist of a universal language of linguistic, psychological, and social sciences that makes use of a standard of measure we commonly call property.
“Property” refers to:
1) MEASUREMENT: A category of measurements, within that category we call weights and measures, that provides commensurability and therefore decidability, over the use of all possible human interests, in matters of conflict over those interests, where those interests satisfy any demonstrated human demand.
Property consists in that series:
1) POSSESSION(IN FACT): That which I have acted to prevent others from consumption or use.
2) PROPERTY(NORMATIVE: That which you and I agree not to use or consume from one another.
3) PROPERTY RIGHTS(INSURED): that which a third party will insure we do not use or consume from one another.
Rights include no less than:
1) Constituo – Homesteading: Convert into property through bearing a cost of transformation.
2) Transitus – Transit: passage through 3d space.
3) Usus - Use: setting up a stall.
4) Fructus – Fruits: (blackberries, wood, profits)
5) Mancipio – Emancipation: (sale, transfer)
6) Abusus – Abuse: (Consumption or Destruction) Opposite of Constituo.
Property includes any INTEREST we observe by:
1) DEFENSE: Men are willing to defend with violence
2) INVESTMENT: Have a demonstrable investment in
3) NON-IMPOSITION: Acquired that investment without imposing a cost on others. (via john Zebley)
WHERE Interests are demonstrated by:
… 0) Origination (Homesteading, “Constituo”)
… 1) Productive (no blackmail etc)
… 2) Fully informed (no asymmetric knowledge)
… 3) Warrantied (responsible fo asymmetric knowledge)
… 4) Voluntary transfer (non coercive)
AND IN BOTH CASES, WHERE
… 5) Such action is free of violation of the same by externality. (unharmful)
Man demonstrates interest and defends the following categories of his means of production:
1) MEANS OF PRODUCTION OF EXISTENCE
Personal property: “Things an individual has a Monopoly Of Control over the use of.”
– Physical Body
– Actions and Time
– Memories, Concepts and Identities: tools that enable us to plan and act. In the consumer economy this includes brands.
– Knowledge ties (skills, crafts)
– Several Property: Those things we claim a monopoly of control over.
2) MEANS OF PRODUCTION OF REPRODUCTION
Means of Reproduction: ârelationships with others and tools of relationships upon which we reciprocally depend.â
– Mates (access to sex/reproduction)
– Children (genetic reproduction)
– Familial Relations (security)
– Consanguineous Relations (tribal and family ties)
– Racial property (racial ties)
– Status and Class (reputation)
3). MEANS OF PRIVATE PRODUCTION
– Non-Familial Relations (utility)
– Organizational ties (work)
– Shares in property: Recorded And Quantified Shareholder Property (claims for partial ownership)
– Monopoly Property such as intellectual property. (grants of limited monopoly within a geography)
– Trademarks and Brands (prohibitions on fraudulent transfers within a geography).
4). MEANS OF COMMONS PRODUCTION
- Institutional Property: âThose objects into which we have invested our forgone opportunities, our efforts, or our material assets, in order to aggregate capital from multiple individuals for mutual gain.â
Informal (Normative) Institutions: Our norms: manners, ethics and morals. Informal institutional property is nearly impossible to quantify and price. The costs are subjective and consists of forgone opportunities.
Formal (Procedural) Institutions: Our institutions: Religion (including the secular religion), Government, Laws. Formal institutional property is easy to price. costs are visible. And the productivity of the social order is at least marginally measurable.
Territory and attendant resources.