I’m currently compiling the content from my past articles and books into a pair of new works:
This is a collection of essays on the problems of the capitalist economic system and surrounding Western culture. It is primarily an analysis of the low-level functions that drive the free market system, and the macroeconomic effects that result. While looking at while those fundamental mechanisms are unjust and unethical, it also explains why they are irrational, thus countering the argument that capitalism is even cold rationality. The book also looks at specific recent events, including an explanation of why tackling inequality is not a nicety, but a fundamental necessity to ending the depression. Other essays look at the justice system, capitalism and feminism, the interaction of religion and consumerism, and the failures of contentious consumerism. It is designed to be an organic work to which selected articles may be added in future, possibly by other authors.
The Asgard Manifesto
With the prerequisite of analysing the flaws of the Capitalist system out of the way, The Asgard Manifesto proposes new economic, legal and social systems. It can at its base be considered a form of libertarian socialism, but with a significant amount of development. The economic system is based primarily on a modified market system, borrowing the parts of capitalism that do work, but with elements of decentralised, democratic planning to direct investment. Primarily, it reduces the dependency on private ownership, but also avoids the monolithic state. It introduces an integrated political system based, again a hybrid, taking into account popular opinion, but also expert and specialist knowledge in a blend of democracy and technocracy. Fundamentally, it uses a network of independent bodies to allow leadership on individual issues, but no central monopoly of power. The book also suggests changes to our society on a lower level, working towards tighter, yet more organic communities. Finally, multiple options for transition are suggested, to allow progress on multiple fronts.
Both of these works will initially be available to read online, via this website. After initial feedback, they will be published as e-books and finally in limited print.
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