In order to help organize my efforts, and the efforts of others interested in these ideas, I am putting together a list of current objectives and challenges with my beliefs consistent with productivism.
A rejection of egalitarianism among society.
I believe egalitarianism and equality is at the core of much of the moral action of people, however it’s a false belief. Egalitarianism fails to deal with animals, property, children, and the diversity among people. Even though we value these things in society, why should they not have more or less political or sovereign rights? Acting on egalitarian premises is as destructive as acting on any type of false premises, such as beliefs not compatible with the laws of nature.
Sovereign and political rights should instead rest in the production of wealth.
An improvement in understanding of constitutional law, drafting, and its implementation
We are still in an infancy of understanding constitutional science (contract theory), where different designs of social contracts (contracts including constitutions, bylaws, and rules of business and organizations) will lead to different outcomes of the resulting organizations and individuals within. Much of political science instead rests on how to manipulate the resources of the governed citizens under our current set of constitutional rules, and not all possible rules. Much of political science also rests on egalitarian premises.
I hope to draft a constitution (or constitutional structure) that is compliant on productivist principles that will be most attractive to many people entering into it.
A practical way to implement corporate entrepreneurship, where employees can have equity in their work.
Pertaining to the business philosophy of entrepreneurship within companies, I believe this is only possible through a better understanding and practical implementation of business contracts between the employer and employee. This will require a combination of business management, accounting, finance, and legal principles to implement successfully.
I think a better understanding and implementation of a productivist constitution will shed light on this goal, since employers, investors, and capitalists want to allocate their resources to those employees and entrepreneurs who will be the most productive with them.
Open Challenges, as I Currently Understand Them
If taxes determine suffrage, what is the best solution to execute it? What is the proper form of taxation? How long should taxes be represented? The years they are collected, or longer?
If productivity is the basis of sovereignty, how can that be best executed and enforced by government? At what point in a child’s life, or the life of anyone who hasn’t been productive, can productivity be determined, especially if the sponsor of that person has the ability to control their actions?
How should the hierarchy of governments be addressed? What powers should superior governments have over inferior governments and vice versa? Should inferior governments have political representation like persons?
Is our current accounting practices good enough to appropriately quantify wealth? Is it subject to manipulation? Can we apply the same principles of measurement on a micro scale (individuals and companies) as we can on a macro scale (communities, governments, world)? Is wealth a naturally universal quantity among civilizations (defined by nature), or only within civilizations (defined by the civilization and individuals within)?
Can we view people as a form of wealth? If people are not sold and bought, we don’t know the market value, but we may be able to use other estimates like present value, since productive persons have a net positive income overtime. If we can properly appraise people as a form of wealth, does that mean that their creation (raising children) should be a form of income, even if those children end up becoming sovereigns? Should people entering into a society pay a tax on their own bodies, if it is determined as a form of wealth to be protected?
How can you implement effective corporate entrepreneurship? How can employee’s have a legal claim to equity of their work, just as shareholders do? Is there a practical solution?
In forming new governments and constitutions, to what extent should common law, constitutional law, and statutory law be adopted from previous governments?
What are the best mechanics of voting and legislative action? Is majority rules proper? Why not 2/3, or more, or less than majority? The extent of consent needed for law making seems like the fundamental balance between short term and long term efficiency. Perhaps a solution is in recognizing property is protected by constitutional law, and any damage or confiscation due to statutory laws must have reparation. However, if so, how can damages be effectively measured and redressed?
How can the division of power best be balanced to prevent tyranny of government officials, while not impeding the efficiency of government?