This article is a primer to our manifesto The Mordan Ideology, which will published during 2015. This text is subject for revision.
The social-economic reforms we want to introduce in the Humanist Republic of Mordan, can be summarized as follows:
- Debt-free money
- Land-value tax
- Basic income
- Self-employment and cooperatives
- 21-hour-work week
Continue reading Overview proposed social-economic reforms
The Mordan court system will consist of three tiers:
- Federal District Courts – courts of first instance
- Federal Courts of Appeal
- Federal Court of Cassation and the Federal Constitutional Court – acting as supreme courts
Continue reading The Mordan Federal Court System (Outline)
In other posts we have discussed the ideas behind a basic income. Here we will propose a general outline of a system for a basic income guarantee. Basically there are two types of basic income: Continue reading General outline of a basic income
Automation is a bless and a curse. On one hand it liberates humans from dangerous, monotonous and boring work, while on the other hand it takes jobs from people and hence their source of income. The latter is not without consequences. Continue reading Automation: challenges and solutions
Below an outline of our proposal for a penal code. The proposed code is under construction and will with crimes, while lesser offences (calles contraventions) are treated in the offences code.
In the comment section you could propose specific provisions for this code, but recall that those should fit into our commitment to secular, liberal humanism. More specific we do not believe in victimless crimes, i.e. a crime should impose harm on either individuals or on society at large.
Continue reading Outline Penal Code
The production of safe drinking water takes several steps to remove all kind of unwanted substance out of water. One important step is disinfection, i.e. killing (possible) pathogens in water. Continue reading Water disinfection
Recently we discussed self-defense, our position is that people have a right to self-defense but that self-defense is restricted by proportionality and subsidiarity. The next question is subsequently what tools are acceptable for self-defense?
Continue reading Less-lethal Weapons
A works council is a body which represents the employees of a business. Such bodies are common in Europe, where they are mandatory in several countries. We are in favour of introducing such councils in space settlements. Continue reading Works Councils
Self-governance is one of the key principles of classical republican thought. In line with our commitment to classical republicanism we are in favour of self-employment, whether it is through sole proprietorship, partnerships or cooperatives. Ideally being an employee should be a temporary phase between school and self-employment. Continue reading Employee-Shareholders
When multiple sovereign communities will be established at the 4th or 5th Sun-Earth Lagrange points (SEL), there will be a need for an intergovernmental platform. The leaders of the several Space Settlements will regularly meet to discuss their common interests and to settle their own disputes.
We propose the establishment of the Association of Lagrangian Nations (ALN). This organization will not be a military alliance, nor will it be a free-trade area. Rather it will be the Lagrangian alternative for the united nations, but with several key differences. Continue reading The Association of Lagrangian Nations