As explained earlier, the name Mordan is derived from a book by Dutch SF author Tais Teng. However, a proper etymology for this name is still lacking. Though I have proposed that “Mordan” might refer to the island of Saint-Martin, I have yet figured out a better and more satisfying etymology. Continue reading Mardonius
Earlier we developed the theory of public property as a special case of co-ownership. Property includes the rights of usus, fructus and abusus. This piece will discuss the nature of the everyman’s right or the freedom to roam within the theory of land as common property. Continue reading Everyman’s right
In this document we outline the principles of public policy. These principles are:
- equitable society
- permanent education
Here we will give a short overview of Mordan Property Law. Since this is still a proposal, we restricts this discussion the essential features of Mordan Property Law. We will cover three topics: immovable property, movable property and animals.
All land is the inalienable property of the people. Though the government will be responsible to manage this on behalf of the people, it will be incorrect to refer to land as “state” or “government property”.
With the exception of animals (see below) the law on movable property will not differ much from most terrestrial legal sytems. Full ownership of both personal and capital goods will possible and expropriation is not allowed without due cause and adequate compensation.
Under Mordan law animals cannot be owned by humans, as they are not things but sentient beings. Nevertheless people can keep, under certain limitations, animals. However, this relation will be a type of guardianship rather than ownership.
Since animals are not property, they cannot be sized for the settlement of debts. The forfeiture of animals is only possible for the sake of animal welfare or public health.
Adjective: Mordan (example: the Mordan constitution)
Inhabitant: Mordan (example: two Mordans walk on the street)
Zelfstandig naamwoord: Mordan (dus niet Mordanië)
Bijvoegelijk naamwoord: Mordaans
Substantif: La Mordan
Substantiv: (die) Mordan
State-owned enterprises are a central feature of state capitalism. Though there are many reasons why the state would own certain businesses, in a state capitalist society the prime function of a SOE is to generate revenue for the government. Continue reading The Mordan Domestic Investment Fund
For several I have been working on a draft version of the constitution of the Humanist Republic of Mordan. Recently I have revisited the draft constitution, and it is mostly complete.
I intend to have finished the draft constitution by October 4, 2015. The purpose of this document is to serve as the starting point of the constitutional debate. The draft constitution is not meant as the definitive constitution, as people will be able to suggest amendments.
During the coming months, I will discuss several provisions of the constitution on this site. You are invited to contribute to these discussions.