When the United States finished all the formalities, jots and tittles of its written Constitution (1803), it created one of the most profitable documents ever written. The stability and predictability provided by its required (and permitted) legal arrangement fostered an economic environment so sound and stable that it — the United States — shot like a meteor-rising to the status of an economic superpower within 100 years. And it took the Western hemisphere, with its mutually-developing set of trade relations, with it — “GNP skyward.” With time allowed for the delay factor and trickle down (in this case, trickle-across) effect across the globe, it actually took the entire global economy with it — even the East, albeit lopsidedly, and most notably, after 1917, and then 1921 — and then after 1991 when “the [German] wall came down.”
I believe, where I to take the time to document it, I could show that one fairly good, written constitution, with as many mistakes and omissions as it may have, because it represented such great progress at the time. procured for the world an economic “Atlas” (or Hercules) that raised up the entire global economy to new and unimagined levels of productivity. It procured the greatest rise in the general “standard of living” of any single innovation. Here are some sobering and exciting thoughts to imagine. What if every nation — or many of them — had adopted a like constitution?
What if many, and extremely profitable corrections and additions, were made to the Constitution and its international facsimiles? What if they were made almost Ideal?
Another meteoric rise around the corner? It is absolutely plausible. Fact: no written constitution ever produced has this as part of its written text:
“We, the people of this nation, have chosen with great and considerable scrutiny aforethought, as our economic system of choice, a form of humanitarian free market and free trade economics best described as integrated (managed as a whole, integrated unit), greatly innovative and strategic, highly-productive of assets both tangible and otherwise, profit- and progress-seeking through enlightened self-interest, and that of others, which aims at the excellent profitability of the general welfare, and a higher standard of living for all. It seeks through free-market processes, privileges and procedures, and by adherence to the ideal value system, pursues the reduction, and even elimination, of the dependence upon taxes and taxation at all levels of government for yielding revenues.
The ideal value system consists of “Wisdom and understanding, life and joy, profitability and value, gentleness and kindness, excellence and progress, beauty and majesty, truth and integrity, honor and dignity.” This system displays the supreme human values, composed in writing for all in this constitution.
Because profitability proceeds in units of time (as with interest that compounds daily), universal and profitable timekeeping require us to shape our concepts of time, and our system of measuring it as progressively as we might in light of excellent science, linguistics, economics and legal studies.
[This part is not to be put in writing, but is merely an aside: A scholarly and scientific council should be appointed to study and implement the new system of calendar and time keeping, and to do away with the extremely unprofitable and mythological “religious calendar.” This is fine for medieval villagers and toothless pirates. But it divides history (time) in half, foolishly beginning it with the first century of the pre-economics era.
Adam Smith probably began the profitable era of in 1776. The forward contract (later known as “futures”) originated a few years later, around 1830. These are significant for all, not just people of some particular, irrelevant mythology of “Triadic gods.” Excellent science, law, linguistics and economics should decide our way of measuring time (timekeeping), not obscure religion]. [Religion is jacked-up, let’s face it. We need science to keep time instead]. Science is a better gatekeeper of time than toothless, ranting crusaders. That’s my point.
More literary fun and profit shall proceed at this blogpost at a later time, if the gods and goddesses shall permit it.
Other features of the Ideal Constitution: A Mechanism for Progress and Change made to the IC, appointed BY the IC.
In addition to the features mentioned above, the IC will need to specify a mechanism created that procures excellence in the changes [Excellence and progress] created and allowed to the IC itself. This will be by (probably 8) councils of experts [Wisdom and understanding require this]. The changes must be proved “reasonably profitable,” and should be “excellent in procuring profitability.” Each part of the constitution should treat each (other) part systemically, and should proceed by “mutual consent of each part.” It should meet (display benefits in terms of) two criteria of the virtue hendiads, and violate (prove counterproductive in) none of them.
Other features to be added “down the road” include affirmations and descriptions of: Ideal Math-Science; Ideal Economics (called “Integrated Free Market Capitalism”); Ideal Genetics and Physiology; Ideal Education (System); Ideal Logic-Computer Science/ Related Technologies. Ideal Taxation is best described by the numeral ZERO. (More later on the new Math, and math formulae for computing 0 to the 1 millionth power).
The various aspects of ideal culture (The ideal civilization does in fact exist, and insofar as current culture displays progress — here or there — that means it takes small steps in the direction of that ideal civilization, in this or that respect, or area of cultural development) can be delineated down to its kind(s) of music, festival-celebration days (These are eight annually, each celebrating one of the hendiad virtues of the ideal Value System (IVS).
These are highly profitable “days off.” Even more profitably, they would replace, Halloween (National cavity-celebration day wherein we shall praise all manner of dental work), Christmas (Nat’l DUI party day), and Easter — Nat’l dead-people rising day — sometimes called ZOMBIES, sometimes not) complete with chocolate-ruined-by marshmallow, which has in fact also risen from the dead, day.
For the inquisitive, this philosophy “cultural neo-idealism” (Collingwood be praised), does in fact propose to replace (at law) the past (metaphysics — we were created? if so, how? did we evolve? if so, when?) with ethics from THE FUTURE, as the source of transcendence, conveying value and authority to the ideal constitution. We are trading up — swapping the past, the era of less profit, for the future, and trading (controversial, jihad debates) metaphysics for ideal ethics and value theory. This trades religion out for philosophy and the sciences.
This does not mean that I believe that no good answers are available to tough metaphysical questions. It means instead that I think them legally irrelevant, given the (ideal and the) future as the (primary?) source of transcendence and authority, and not the past. The right answers to the metaphysical questions, for my money, begin with the study of complementarity in physics, and of DNA in the life sciences. Life is the answer, well, somewhat. It still needs insurance. And medical. We all need good medical. Yeah, that’s my point. You can’t beat that. Well, it could be cheaper.
Right then. Off you go.