Generic Property is a dual referral, invoking the twofold meaning of 'property'.
First, it represents the earth as 'common property'. All life we know off is wholly dependant upon the existence of earth. The planet and it's resources should therefore be philosophically regarded and cared for as the property of everyone(That is, if you're not the battle-sworn anarchist but the sociable one). This statement will need further support. Here's the link to the progress of the ethical foundations. Please contribute in any way you can.
Second, it refers to the property that has been the most generically prevalent to the uninterrupted system of life: Continuity. It's the definition, the metaphysical reason and purpose of the gargantuan but delicate space-time carbon structure we call life. We will also need a lot more groundwork for this idea. Check the progress on these metaphysical foundations and contribute.
Ordinary people, members of the non-elite, have been extorted and abused ever since society moved from tribalism. Today, the international financial systems and our unrepresentative governments are the oppressor. The disheartened electorate of the world can now start organizing itself. With the internet as medium, a potential for autonomous, libertarian-socialist market engineering becomes reality. The free market arguably doesn't exist, but we can possibly co-engineer our environment, our markets, in a way that does produce the theoretical competitive equilibrium: 100% consumer surplus.
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The Free People
Freedom could arguably be the one value people desire most universally across the globe. Freedom requires for the individual to be unrestricted in its bid for autonomy. Restrictions always originate in other humans and have been non-consensual for most people throughout the ages.
Because restrictions without consensus have often concluded in the form of pillaging hordes and tyrant kings, people have long pursued consensus in their restrictions on freedom. Freedom is inherently connected to politics, it can both be enhanced or diminished by political evolution. Most people today accept theoretical democracy as the form of government exhibiting the most potential for consensus in these freedom impairing conditions.
A democratic system should exhibit most political accountability, because legitimate power lies directly with the general electorate through the popular vote. Theoretically, it will therefore always serve the needs of the general electorate and be held accountable for failing to do so. It constitutes the source of Western pride. The idea is rooted in such fundamental human values that even governments like those of China and Russia legitimize their power through democratic ideals. It is why the Western electorate has collectively felt the moral responsibility to liberate the oppressed around the world.
This 'liberation' however was achieved by two general means: violence and coercion or economic integration and dependability. The first means are generally not favoured by the electorate, they are only willing to engage herein when concrete threats appear (current examples could be the Islamic State or Ebola). Economic integration and dependability however, are generally experienced by the electorate as a peaceful and constructive means to share their freedom.
The Free Market
This experience stems from another theoretical ideal: the highly appreciated free market. The simple theory concludes with an equilibrium that maximizes productive output and consumer, or electorate, surplus.
Subsequent theory on international trade has shaped Western foreign policy for decades, and still does. It has authorized the expansive and exploitative economic conduct of Western enterprises around the globe.
Today, every economist agrees that this theoretical ideal is not represented by any contemporary economy. Although the free market mechanism is regarded as an theoretical ideal by every respectable economist, there is however a disagreement as to why the theory far from represents reality.
Socialist economists hold a naturally occurring incentive to exploit monopoly opportunities as the source of the divergence between the theoretical and real equilibrium. Libertarian economists see political interventionism as the main source of monopoly power that causes the equilibrium to shift.
The conclusion of the electorate seems that the current situation, an unregulated stock and commodities world market with regional restrictions and social security interventions, is the best possible compromise between these two schools of thought.
The Elected Monopolist
The compromise the general electorate makes here, frustrates both its ideals of democracy and of the free market. In both cases the electorate seeks to maximize its power and surplus. In both cases it fails miserably.
It fails to really claim supreme political power by electing representatives in what is called either a representative democracy or democratic republic. Political power in this indirect democracy is exercised through elected officials. These elected officials, through their positions, are often confronted with opportunities of enormous financial proportions.
Sources of monopoly power can all be categorised as either or both financial and political in nature. It is however an accepted idea that a democracy of any reasonable size is unable to be fully direct. It is simply not possible for every individual of the electorate to have an active, direct and identic participation in the political decision making.
The ekectorate has been incapable to govern itself directly due to practical restrictions. The most evident restriction to direct democracy has since the slow emergence of the first modern democracies in the 17th and 18th century been the disability to efficiently communicate. Industrialization during the 19th century brought enormous efficiency upgrades in the communicative abilities of the electorate and it has since been able to add more individuals to its collective and claim more power than ever before.
At the dawn of our third millennium however, out of the capital commodities bubble brought about by decades of rampant stock market speculation, the internet arose with its communication infrastructure currently reaching up to 85% of households in the more developed economies.
The impact the existence of this network has on the long term development of the human species can only be gargantuan. The whole of human development is characterised by the level of social integration and the ability to effectively communicate. One would therefore expect that the internet in hindsight will turn out to be a major turning point in the human political evolution.
The impact the internet has had on politics so far, although of considerable significance, has not yet been of the magnitude one would suspect such a network to have on the human political organization. While it did have an enormous impact on both social and organizational levels, it has thus far failed to claim any direct influence on the political legitimation of power.
The human perception of reality
As long as the electorate fails to really grasp that within the use of internet lies the opportunity for direct and complete democratic power, the entrenched political and financial elite can successfully continue their conservative bid for power. For this, a primary on-line goal of this elite has been management of the human perception of reality.
First they tried boasting the on-line presence of their traditional television and newspaper media outlets. Competition from the free media keeps blowing them away.
Then a period of systematic, academic, a-priori annulment of any information found on the web followed (when Wikipedia was still frowned upon in schools and universities).
In a matter of years however both such attempts proved to be futile in steering the free individuals inhabiting the network. The entrenched elite changed tactics, consistently promoting the internet as an entertainment rather than organizational necessity. Heavy investments in entertainment business followed and halfway the second decade of our millennium the internet is primarily used by most people for just this cause.
The on-line entertainment industry has grown to proportions beyond imagination, partly due to the fact that the products this industry sells are often for free. Although oblivious copyright-lawyers are trying to prevent this, their efforts remain fruitless in any general sense. Even better, these failed efforts feed the growing delusion of the electorate that consuming this free entertainment is the pinnacle of defending their internet freedom.
The result has been an increasingly indifferent and intellectually numb electorate. Despite or even thanks to this however, individuals with a strong drive for truth and continuity have been steadily growing in numbers. Alternative media coverage and alternative world perception is seemingly growing faster than ever. Conventional authority in various fields is popularly questioned to an ever greater extent. Explanations of human catastrophes like 9/11 or MH17 are a bit more critically examined by the public, medical doctors are questioned a little sooner and butter is slowly regarded healthy again.
Empowerment through Organized Autonomous Consumerism(OAC)
Once the consumer electorate succeeds in organizing itself, once it finds a platform, it can start claiming power by directing its aggregate consumption.
It can aim to endorse and facilitate enterprises that mainly generate surplus for labour and consumer factors rather than investment factors.
It can punish business guilty of using consumer-unfriendly tools like information asymmetry to maximize profits.
When the number of participating individuals grows in size, the power of their collective will grow analogously. Such dynamic attempts to enhance consumer interests can possibly be much faster and more effective than attempts made within the political policy sphere.
Generic Property is an attempt to initiate such an organization. Power can be achieved by two general means through the OAC concept.
Consumer behaviour is influenced by community reviews. Acclaimed products and services are generally favoured while making consumer decisions. This forces business to focus on real price and quality, focus on their product, rather than fictitious price and quality(commercials)
The boycott of targeted products and services aims to financially shock corporations deemed harmful or immoral by the community. This step can only be made once we can find a solution to, a media platform that facilitates the democratic decision making process and transparency of information.