4.3, The good news (euangelion) regarding production

I am quite fond of the notion of gospel, good news. I (the better me who now thinks he speak) long for it. But, and this is a very weighty but, I (the actual me in the in-between of production of the better me) am very cautious, even suspicious, about the false prophet–he who proclaims …

4.2, The Hierarchical Ranking

Here we mark the hierarchical ordering of virtues and goods. We are interested in production of both. In 4.1 we distinguished between virtue (moral good) and goods (material good). We noted some of distinguishable characteristics between the two. Below a table of difference. But first, the similarities: neither virtue nor goods are given. They must …

4.1, The Necessity of Production

It is one of the great tragedies of the production of the recent past that it has resulted in such excess that production feels or seems unnecessary. So “we” make all kinds of demands on producers when we can find and identify them. We hang weights around their necks in the form of restriction and …

4, A Series Begins

Here at Puritanical Libertarianism we find ourselves in the awkward position of mostly talking to ourselves. The Puritanical Libertarian writes to remind himself. The reminding is necessary because the distractions are many. Reminding is a form of repetition. And repetition is the temporal being’s way of getting at reality. That which is most regular is …

Coercion, Public Opinion, Response

How does a small group (a) maintain coercive control over a much larger group (b)? First, there is public opinion. (a) cannot treat (b) uniformly. (a) must decipher within (b) sub-classes. If (a) can create animosity or division between sub-classes in (b), we will call them (b1), (b2) and (b3), then (a) can divide the …

On capital goods and virtue

In economics a capital good is to be distinguished from a consumer good by the role a capital good plays in the production of a consumer good. Fair enough. We have the classic distinction between means and ends, and it is one of those fundamental distinctions without which naught in thought (thought always requires distinction–subject/object, …

1.4: Expectations about production process

We will begin with the production process of anything and move into the production process of beautiful soul-art specifically. Production requires material (material cause). The material is not feeling as much as that which is the source of the shape of feeling. This is character. Production requires a producer (efficient cause). The efficient cause of …

On progress

It is an interesting question as to what those who want progress think its possibility lies in, what its conditions are. Stated briefly, the economic crisis of 1920-21 was overcome with much greater speed than the economic crisis of 1929. What was the difference? The role of government. The speediest way through economic crisis is …

On production and virtue

Production is everything for the following conditions: incomplete, imperfect, needy, wanting, dissatisfied. There are of course interesting questions about just what needs production but that something does is necessary for those in any of the above categories. It is typical to find individuals bickering and arguing over earthly goods. We Puritanical Libertarians think the spaces …

Production, distribution and consumption

Each production, distribution and consumption are always on going. The categories indeed are useful and meaningful but in reality the three activities are deeply intertwined. He who has control of one has control over all. Imagine two possibilities: first, what is produced, distributed and consumed is determined by voluntary contract. Control is localized, decentralized and …