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A Society of Choice

 


The symbol in this cover has a biblical meaning.

The following summary gives a idea about what this large complex work is all about.


This is my attempt to form a set of logical and consistent laws which will give rise to just governments, and hence allow all people to enjoy the highest degree of freedom and equality. In doing this I have also put a strong emphasis on the fact that the system must work and that it can be implemented in a practical gradual manner. {This is important as clearly current national establishments will avoid new laws that will threaten their own power base.} I think I have been reasonably successful in achieving these goals. However, the down side of my system is that it does not support the current status quo of nations and, worse still, it does not support all of the expectations of our western civilized world. Many of the people who have read this work have not liked it at all.

 

The main feature of the system is expressed in its title - ‘Society of Choice’. Thus the system includes a mechanism that allows all people to move so that they can live under ‘the government of their choice’. This means that the world would evolve and change via peoples’ choice rather than by peoples’ voting (voting is weak in the sense that it tends to support short-term ‘populist’ solutions). Thus this system is radically different from the current world.

 

This work has taken me 15 years to work out as one needs to create a detailed system to demonstrate that it will all work and can be implemented. Thus my system is defined at the local (parish/village), municipal (town/shire), city/state, nation and world levels. And at each level, all the essential functions are defined (i.e.  citizenship, education, welfare, information, judicial, industrial form, distribution, voting, land transfer and governmental form). Thus you won’t necessarily find this book terribly easy to comprehend.

 

 

The three major problems with this book are the following:

 

1)         This book could apply just to the formation of a very democratic parish/village. But then the major advantages of this new system would be lost – because the essential “choice mechanism” could not apply. So this system ought to apply to a much larger governmental element. And, as soon as a larger element is considered, the whole system must become much more complex. If you look at the contents of the book (at the end of this page), you will immediately see that is precisely the case. So all potential readers give up very quickly.

 

2)         This book faces the problem of “the ownership of land”, full-on in the first serious chapter of the book. And this chapter is fundamental to the book. But the “the ownership of land” problem is very hard indeed. Almost all people believe in the status quo of national land ownership, and any threat to this concept is unacceptable to these people. But this book does not entirely accept this status quo concept. So this book very quickly becomes unacceptable to most people.

 

3)         This book takes the smallest political element to be a village/parish, with a slightly extended family (living in a house) as the smallest voting element. This was a mistake. In my “Green Living” I correct this mistake and make normal individuals to be the voting elements and a hamlet (of 100 people) to be the smallest political elements. (There are enormously important reasons for keeping voting numbers of an element low. In my “Safe Village Government Element” page I give another solution to this important problem.) So the smallest element, which this “Society of Choice” is based on, is not very practical.

 

So for these reasons it far better to read either my Green Living or A Special Period to stop Climate Change or "The Ultimate Ascent" first. Only later, if you are feeling really keen, should you click on this much more difficult work – my Society of Choice - book”(pdf).

 

This book does provide the essential information on some systems, which I cannot cover sufficiently in my “Green Living” book. This applies particularly to the “Information System” and the “Judicial System” (chapters 5 and 6 of this book).
            In my “Green Living” book I had to define an excessively egalitarian and communistic political system. The details associated with a just capitalistic system were simply too complex to define. This book, in chapters 9 to 16, does provide a reasonably adequate just capitalistic system. But you will find this description to be quite a complex system – it is very hard to be fair to all people.

 

The following are the chapter contents of the book.

 

 

AN OVERVIEW…………………………………………………………………………………..5
i)  How hard is this task;    ii)  The core problem;    iii)  Scope;    iv)  Background and reference;
v)  My writing form;    vi)  A name;

 

1.  WHERE ARE WE GOING.............................................................................................19
1) The nature of the question;  2) Concepts of a ‘better world’;  3) The essential ‘population conflict’; 
4) The good comfortable resolution;  5) What will equality and freedom lead to;  6) So which way?; 
7) My ‘Supreme Justice of God’ law;

 

2.  PRINCIPLES................................................................................................................. 30
1) ‘Principles’, ‘wish-lists’, ‘utopias’, ‘models’ and the ‘real world’;  2) The fundamental - that the system must work; 
3) Equal/simple/logical/just;  4) Freedom - independence;  5) Freedom of choice;
6) Equality - specifics;  7) Summing up in terms of losers;

 

3.  THE STRUCTURE OF LAND AND ‘SOCIETY OF CHOICE’......................................... 42
1) Terms and fundamentals;  2) Levels of structure and consistency;  3) Federal independence; 
4) Entitlement;  5) ‘Society of Choice’;  6) Implementation in the current world;  7) How robust?; 
8) Conclusions;

 

4.  INTO SPACE……. ............................................................................................... 63
1) Why ?;  2) Development;  3) An efficient space travel system;  4) Space-colony construction detail; 
5) Quantities and numbers;

 

5.  CITIZENSHIP - MONETARY SYSTEM, EDUCATION AND WELFARE ......................... 74
1) Scope and the related problems;  2) The need for a citizenship concept;  3) The general form of solution; 
4) The monetary system;  5) Education  6) Assets and debt in perspective - insurance;  7) Welfare; 
8) The citizenship department;  9) An individual’s life;

 

6.  THE INFORMATION SYSTEM ................................................................................... 103
1) The scope of the problem;  2) The general form of a unified system;  3) Veracity measures; 
4) Public or private?;  5) Reference, payment and patents;  6) The system detail;  7) Conclusions;

 

7.  THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM .............................................................................................121
1) Expectations;  2) The elements of the system;  3) Injury, restitution and witness incentive;  4) The judicial level
of citizenship and the judicial department;  5) Questioning;  6) Procedures and examples; 
7) Summing up;

 

8.  A ‘GREEN’ CITY/VILLAGE FORM OF DWELLING ....................................................140
1) The problems and our purpose;  2) The basic form;  3) Growth facilities;  4) Services; 
5) Organization and control;  6) Construction details;  7) Summing up;

 

9.  CO-OPERATIVES AND THE INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURE ......................................................................160
1) Scope and aims;  2) The problems of present industrial systems;  3) The proposed industrial structure; 
4) A refinary example;  5) The remaining problems;  6) Summing up;

 

10.  EMPLOYMENT MECHANISMS ...............................................................................178
1) Purpose and scope;  2) Current mechanisms and their problems;  3) The basis of our solution; 
4) ‘Recognition’;  5) Hours worked, payment and conflict resolution;  6) The system;  7) Examples; 
8) And so;

 

11.  THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CO-BODIES .................................................................................................197
1) Scope;  2) The purpose of a co-body;  3) Entitlement and identity;  4) Constitution and judge; 
5) Dissolution;  6) Structural limitations;  7) Representation, contact and credit;

 

12.  MARRIAGE ...............................................................................................................210
1) Purpose;  2) The control process;  3) Children;  4) The detailed mechanisms;  5) My accumulated wisdom; 
6) To finish;

 

13.  THE EXECUTIVE ......................................................................................................224
1) Problems and purpose;  2) The general form;  3) The time structure;  4) The ‘size’ problem and the nature
of the elements;  5) The pre-exec;  6) The sub-exec;  7) The post-exec and their reports;  8) Summing up;

 

14.  VOTING .....................................................................................................................235
1) The fundamental problems;  2) Our approach;  3) The basic method;  4) Practical additions;  5) Further control of the ‘commitment index’;  6) Conclusions;

 

15.  MEETINGS ................................................................................................................244
1) The problems;  2) Our solution - an interactive information system;  3) A balance of work;  4) Time and
sequence problems;  5) And so;

 

16.  VARIATIONAL PROBLEMS - COMPANIES AND FIRMS .........................................242
1) The problems;  2) Entitlement change;  3) The annual general meeting (AGM);  4) Companies;  5) Firms;
 6) Concluding remarks on the industrial system;

 

17.  THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM ..................................................................................261
1) Scope and problems;  2) The general form;   3) TRANSPORTATION  -  3.1 The general form;  3.2 Loads, sizes and frequencies;  3.3 The capitals and their associated terminii;  3.4 Construction detail;  3.5 Times and costs;  
4) Packages and freight;  5) The other systems;  6) Summing up;

 

18.  LAND TRANSFER ......................................................................................................290
1) Problems and scope;  2) Our desired ‘change of rent’ effects;  3) A precise mechanism;  4) An example; 
5) Complete resettlement;  6) And so;

 

19.  LAND ENTITLEMENT ..............................................................................................300
1) The problems;  2) The general solution;  3) Territorial contest;  4) Society exercises;  5) Proportion of land benefit
to each level of society?;  6) Conclusions;

 

20.  EQUITY AGREEMENTS ............................................................................................312
1) The nature of ‘equity agreements’;  2) The basic form and the related functions;  3) The valuation company; 
4) The listings company;  5) The finance organising company;  6) Fixed equity agreements; 
7) And so;

 

21.  EGALITARIAN INHERITANCE ..................................................................................324
1) What is just and fair;  2) The general form;  3) Program and example;  4) Entailment and system detail; 
5) My own will?;  6) And so;

 

22.  THE GOVERNMENTAL FORM ..................................................................................339
1) Form and scope;  2) The tasks of government;  3) The sub-exec;  4) The pre-exec;  5) The post-exec; 
6) Judge and stability considerations;

 

23.  WHERE SHALL I GO ? ...............................................................................................348

1) What have we done;  2) We;  3)  You;  4) Me;  5) Bryden’s ‘Sermon on the Rock’;

 

 

 

You might now also like to look back at:

my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website and lists all my webpages).

 

You could look at the whole book: Society of Choice - book”(pdf).

 

Updated on 15/11/2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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