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Society "It really upsets me to think Tolerant to Difference that those people weren’t put on trial. That justice was never done. I wanted so much to testify against them. But at the same time, I do understand them. They were just trying to make a living.Intolerant to Harm To do well for their families, but all at our expense." Dahlin in Child Slavery pt Equal Constraint 2, BBC World (2007).
Culture"How far your nephew might approve of your "I have said no such thing. I am only resolved to actinterference in his affairs, I cannot tell; but in that manner, which will, in my ownyou have certainly no right to concern opinion, constitute my happiness, withoutyourself in mine." reference to you, or to any person so whollyElizabeth Bennet to Lady Catherine de unconnected with me."Bourgh, c.XIV vol. 3, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Elizabeth Bennet to Lady Catherine deAusten (1813) Bourgh, c.XIV vol. 3, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen (1813) The typical controller: others must comply with me, but me with none. I must be respected, but I need not respect anyone. Reject control. Opportunities are equalised where fulfilment is pursued without harm, and a shared base income gives freedom to all to pursue it.
RespectMutual respect is not differential respect, mutualrespect is equal respect. It is not greater respectfor anyone, but respect for all.
Governance KISS Keep It Simple StupidThe line between private and public sector becomes blurred whenorganisation decision-making becomes decentralised and democratic, andfulfilment is the common purpose. When this happens all organisationsserve us, whether private or public, and we become self-governing.Widespread voluntary contribution requires a shared base income. When ashared income is in common so can other things be shared, like ourideas, our labour and our time.
Education Those parts of education, it is to be observed, for the teaching of which there are no public institutions, are generally the best taught. Wealth of Nations, V, III, II, 353, Adam Smith (1776)For our greatest learning we need to be able todirect our own learning. For this we need open Students should be asked theinstitutions, open information, and open problems that have not beenassessment. solved, not those that have.
Health "Fundamentally, a society that asks questions and has the power to answer them is a healthier society than one that simply accepts what it’s told from a narrow range of experts and institutions. If professional affiliation is no longer a proxy for authority, we need to develop our own gauges of quality. This encourages us to think for ourselves." p191, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson (2007)Enable people with their own unexcellable knowledge of their own symptoms todiscover all they can about their own conditions and access their own treatments.
Environment "It’s not the Earth that’s in peril, it’s us." Earth, BBC (2007)Given the world is one place, damage to one part harms all. Damaging theenvironment harms others and ourselves. This is why the right to aclean, attractive, harmonious environment should be specified as a rightin the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
MediaOpen and free media transmitting in realtime, without an owner-controller agenda.The Media too often eggs on controllerbehaviour, considers every concession aploy, and derides the vision.But it is the vision that is important tochanging the story, and changing the storychanges reality.
FaithFree and open faith, not exclusive religion.We do not need a prescriptive God to have faith orpurpose, we can have faith in ourselves and ouruniverse.Moral rules should never be taken as greater than theprinciple of fulfilment without harm.
EthnicityEthnicity is the strongestlink in extendedcommunities. It is asource of identity with aculture, a people and aland. People should not be deprived of citizenship to the lands with which their ethnicities are associated. A continuous right to reside in one’s homeland gives security when one lives outside it.
BordersOnce fulfilment without harm is the purpose andprinciple of all nations, then all borders can be open.
SecurityWeapons will only become irrelevant when no-one needs them, but this will onlyhappen when the opportunity for growth is shared so everyone can grow. This won’thappen until we share in a base income everyone receives.Obama, by removing America as the grand enemy of non-Western nations (thoughthat’s debatable), diverts the attention of nations onto their own regimes. Withoutan enemy these regimes cannot divert attention from the harm they do their ownpeople and self-destruct.
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