Tag: capital

What is the “cost” of maintaining a society?

Broad discussion on community costs, services and taxes is often polarised into two distinct schools of thought. “Property is theft” (Proudhon)   “Private ownership is fundamental to individual freedom” (comment seen posted on a website forum) Perhaps it is time to bring some thinking to the table that is not too strongly aligned with either? What sort of society would…


Old power struggles sprout afresh

Once upon a time, a budding world dictator such as myself would have required a solid dose of soldierly ability, and a rather violent disposition in order to achieve world domination. Actually, you pretty much needed those capabilities just to take over the neighbour’s farm. Today such violence is passe´. If you want to take over a country, a community…