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Commons via Externality of Teaching Sacredness 
[S]acred rituals (church/temple in particular) reward us with the pack response (spirituality/elation) and inclusive signals in exchange for learning the skill of suppression of our impulses. The most aggressive and demanding ritual is that of islam’s m…
British vs American vs German Cultural Rules
[L]eft the video on, and ended up listening to Brits debate policy all night, and it is very clear that there is a difference between the moral structure of British argument and the LEGAL structure of american argument. In my dreams I kept arguing with pe…
Moral
Amoral (non-cooperative)Objectively Moral (necessary for formation of a cooperative polity)Normatively Moral (adaptations for structures of reproduction / production /Commons) Assuming a moral norm may be moral, if not amoral, or immoral.Contractua…
Violence is the Resource from Which Institutions of Property are Constructed.
**[W]e must use violence to create the conceptual, normative, legal, and territorial institutions of property. If we do not possess sufficient violence then we cannot maintain the conceptual, normative, legal, and territorial institutions of property. The…
Religion Compatible With Natural Law is Not 'False'
[W]e cannot claim a religion is false if it is compatible and not in conflict with natural law. We can claim it is literature: myth. And that the literature contains truths so far as those truths consist of statements reducible to natural law. To re…
Have we made a catastrophic mistake with our democratic monopoly?
[H]ave we made a catastrophic mistake? Why have we forced all into individualism instead of separated the individualistic from the collectivist? Why must we have either a communist or capitalist order? Must we have a monopoly social democratic order? If w…
Men Will Follow Rational Incentives - Women Not So.
(by Eli Harman) [V]oting either directs violence, or it is a substitute for violence. But the actual violence, supplied to carry the vote into effect, will be supplied by men. And the potential violence, which may prevent the vote being carried i…
We Must Rule
[W]e must rule. We must restore our tradition of rule. We must rule not because we are right, or best, but because everyone else is demonstrably worse. We must rule because without our rule, humanity has no example to draw from that is not the cancer of t…
Ukraine. An Unpleasant Verdict on Her Future
[I] have been speaking or presenting to Ukrainians a lot of late, and I've come to understand that the damage done by Russia to her people and these people, to the Chinese by law, policy, and influence, to the Indians by education and influence, to the we…
Non-Descriptive, Non-Operational Definitions, Are One Of The Reasons for the Failure of Libertarianism
[N]on-descriptive definitions are part of the reason for the failure of libertarianism. With descriptive definitions rather than vague obscurantist "principles" the philosophical vacuousness of the movement is readily exposed.The reason these debates stil…