Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Divine Economy is a System of Justice!

The basis of civilization is the contract. I am not talking about signing on the line necessarily. I am talking about the implied contracts that are a part of all human cooperation. The contract represents a trust, a trust that all parties are trustworthy. Those who are trustworthy will prosper and they will contribute to the advancement of civilization. Those who are not trustworthy will quickly be outcasts and will need to either change or become depraved.

As you can see the divine economy is a system of justice. The divine economy is a contractual society. It functions in a way that encourages trustworthiness.

It is the contract that becomes a defining entity for the betterment and advancement of human civilization. It is binding and has the capacity to be defined and refined with exacting precision. The degree of precision necessary all depends on the requirements of the situation.

Every arrangement made has this contractual nature. I can promise my friend that I will come and give him a hand moving some furniture. I can borrow money with the promise to pay it back. I can expect that employers pay employees and that the employees show up and do their job.

It is this contractual society that can be refined and which will bring about justice.

There is one standard, not one for people and a different one for government. This duplicity is where our present-day civilization falters. Combine such duplicity with the government as the holder of the reins of the justice system and it becomes clear how perversely favored government becomes. This is an injustice.

The justice system needs to be made independent of government and it needs to hold all parties accountable to the contracts. If areas of agreement are murky then the contracts need to be defined with precision.

The most powerful starting point for the renovation of justice is to define property rights as human rights and to continually refine the property right contracts.

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