believe that all people, no matter what circumstance they are
born into, should be allowed and encouraged to reach their
higest potential. When people reach their potential, the lives
of all people are improved. Making it easier for
other people to reach their potential, creating a
feedback loop. A feedback loop that makes this time
on Earth a little better for us all.
needs is what Smart Capitalism is all about. In meeting a
human need, the smart Capitalist becomes wealthy. The
more profound the need of the people and the greater the need
of the people, the greater the profit. Leveraging his/her
wealth to the continuing improvement to the lot of mankind,
makes him more wealthy still. Then starting a foundation to
give the wealth away for the continuing advantage of mankind
gains, the Smart Capitalist, immortality.
into a positive motivator of men, and men will do good deeds,
allow the Elite to their greed however, and we all suffer.
That is because the Elite (Government) lives by rapine, taking
from the producers and using the money to enlarge the power of
government, and thus the Elite's power.
like a see saw. There is a pivot point about which the two
poles rotate. One rising while the other necessarily goes
down. When the Government's power goes up, the individual's
liberty goes down.
the grease that allows a Society to function." If people
tried to be a little more courteous and utilize the Golden
Rule, everyone's life would improve. Therefore it is in our
personal best interest to be courteous. Because our own life
improves when all lives improve.
do you see your fellow man? Is he/she another mouth to
feed? More weight for the planet to carry? A tool to be
exploited? A greedy, selfish, guy who wants to take advantage
of you? A mechanism that envisions free will, but indeed has
no free will at all? Or as a fellow human being ?
Give risk takers an option
other than crime, (the Smart Capitalist option) and
there will be few criminals.
Give everyone a stake in Society, and there will
be no crime. 'Mencius'
Criminalizing human behavior is the height of absurdity, it
will only create an underground market for that want or need,
with no checks and balances to prevent the worst outcomes
for everyone involved.
Hold our superiors to the same, or better, a higher standard
than they hold us to. If they impose upon us random drug test
they should be tested too. If they subject us to video
surveillance they must be surveiled as well! When the people
begin to see that the Elite are acting virtuous, the people
will begin to act virtuous. Crime will begin to evaporate.
The answer to crime is not to enhance punishment, it is to
encourage a virtuous society. If punishment is the best
answer, why was there crime in ancient Greece, under the laws
of Draco? Draco said that the punishment for any infraction no
matter how minor, should be death. However since death is the
ultimate punishment, it would have to do for great infraction
as well. Rest assured however, that the Elite in ancient
Greece were rarely subjected to the death penalty, that
correction was reserved for the people.
Instead of forcing people to do good through fear, We at
Incapp want to motivate humanity to do good by making it in
mens and womens obvious best intrest. Then they will
We give value to
our possessions in proportion to the effort expelled in
acquiring them. It follows then that when
we are given Liberty without effort, we don't
give our Liberties their true value. Thus we are willing
to give our Liberties up for the State to provide
FOR us. Becoming dependant on the State. When you are
dependant, you are a subject of the State.
it is time to add a fourth branch of government to
Montenesque’s three others. The NUMA, after Numa Pompilus the
lawgiver of Rome. This hypothetical branch would have no
Legislative, Judicial, or War Making powers. All it would be
tasked to do, is be the police of the government. The
overriding legal authority if you will, to enforce the laws
that government sees fit to saddle themselves and the rest of
us with. InCapP believes that government must not pass laws
that apply to the populace but not the Elite.
the Roman Censors. They would strictly enforce the laws the
government has passed, only on government officials, DIRECT
employees, and elected office holders. Only the governors, not
the governed would come under the purview of the NUMA. They
would have broad ranging police powers to investigate,
apprehend, enforce and prosecute the Elite. This could, if
properly applied, stifle the predilection of the rulers to
misuse their power." (exerpt from the
A fourth branch of
government solves the "Principal Agent" dilemma, as it
pertains to government. This new branch would be the overseer
of the Agent (government), for the Principal (governed). It
would not insure that the agent would in fact work in the best
interest of the people, (that is for the people to decide). It
would however, insure that the Agent would not undermine
societal structure by being corrupt. This would allow
government to govern, instead of policing itself.
Without having to
police itself, much of the natural partisan bickering would be
redirected to policy, instead of ad homonym attacks on the
"other." When the question of the legality of both (or more)
parties has been determined, the people’s minds will be at
rest. The Elites minds will be at rest. It is my belief that
were this the state of affairs, more enlightened policy would
ensue. More enlightened policy will result in society evolving
to a more Human Hearted future, and the standard of living
will improve for everyone.
The beauty of Capitalism is that it uses such
a powerful emotion (greed), to impel people to help each
other. To the benefit of everyone. Capitalism is all about
meeting the needs of people. Think of the stated philosophy of
retail Capitalism, “The customer is always right!” This ethos
naturally drives better service to customers... a measure of
the lot of humanity.
The impulse to meet our needs that propels
Capitalism is the natural human want to get a better life.
This can be characterized as greed. No matter what you call it
is a powerful motivating factor. For Capitalism… and against
Socialism and Communism.
That is one of the key points where Socialist
and Communist philosophy falls down. It needs to change
fundamental human attributes else it doesn‘t work. The primary
motivating factor of Socialism and Communism, jealousy, is
only motivating to punish, not advance.
People are people. We are flawed and we fail
all the time. We all want better for ourselves and our
children. No regulation or prohibition of thinking or behavior
will change what we are and how we think. The answer is to
work within the human attributes given by God and use them to
motivate behavior that improves the lot of man. Wanting people
to be different from what and who we are is fruitless. To have
the hubris to seek to change a fundamental attribute of
humanity is as dangerous as it is foolish…