A debate with libertarians

One of the most inspirational political thinkers and someone who positively commented on my economic theory[1], Foster Gamble (categorized as int8), has recently claimed on his blog that Stefan Molyneux (categ. mat8), a well-known libertarian and YouTube celebrity, is “arguably history’s most advanced philosopher.” Gamble, himself an avowed libertarian and anarchist, has been inspired greatly by Molyneux, but Gamble’s beginning was not in imitation of Molyneux’s views like it is today. In 2012, he produced the documentary movie THRIVE (see below) and started his movement based on the philosophy and premises discussed in it. Continue reading

Advice to bureaucrats in favor of an alternative to the current paradigm

The greed, or motivation, for money as a material substance and as a means to an end conflicts with the greed for knowledge (active-mindedness and self-criticism) and the greed for love (love of society, self, or relationships) as ends in themselves. It is not the greed for money that we need, but the greed for relationships with others, that is, the greed for ourselves. Money is rational and not balanced with emotions; money is incomplete. There is no human emotional element inherent to money. Money takes attention away from humans, but emotions center on humans, help make us human, and thus also complete money. Money alone is coming from an artificial apparatus, that is, a machine. But the value of money can lead toward the value of being a human and into the competence for making value – the competence of transcending as a mean to a feeling, transient, and humane end. Continue reading

Emotions, health, and government

It is called psychological resilience when one self-regulates one’s emotions that reflect socially through a self-regulating economy, and all of this is a key to a healthy lifestyle and a friendly society. Extensive research in the HeartMath Institute has shown that the heart is the emotional center of our body. The heart has its own independent neurological net (the little “brain”) and affects our perceptions and intelligence. The synthesis of the heart and the brain of the nervous system produces quantifiable coherence states that positively affect our overall health, strengthen immune systems, and cause various positive changes in behavior and lifestyles (see my presentation). Continue reading

Part II: Advanced Emotional Economics

Emotional economy (E) can only be without taxes, without tariffs, without corruption and material costs, but with a capacity for unlimited trade and with a purchasing power that depends only on reputations and emotions of consumers. It operates by producing a “thank you” and showing your appreciation for a product or service you’ve purchased. This appreciation is what you will allow to be scanned and processed through the economic system. Emotions like appreciation become quantified and are expressed economically, thus affecting the whole society. This way, positive emotions will benefit society, and negative emotions will slow the growth of society’s reputation. Continue reading

Part I: Towards New Economy

In “The Objectivist Ethics” chapter of The Virtue of Selfishness (1964), Ayn Rand wrote: “The principle of trade is the only rational ethical principle for all human relationships, personal and social, private and public, spiritual and material. It is the principle of justice” (p.27, original emphases). Although Rand defined society as a mere collection of individuals, society as an interconnected whole is possible, but it is only possible on the basis of the economic environment in which we all live. This economic environment–our immediate reality–is Capitalism. The soul of Capitalism is its economy, and it wants to be free of any political restrictions. The following is a new kind of a free-market economy, and it is my response to Rand’s words. Continue reading