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Resources:  The Rational Manfesto

A manifesto is a public declaration of the opinions, policies and goals of a group. The Rational Anarchist Manifesto lays out the principles and practices of The Rational Anarchist Society. Rational Anarchists promote free markets and reject the need for the state and renounce the creation of social costs. The state is an ethical absurdity.

Rationalists subscribe to the philosophy of Rationalism. Rationalists of necessity believe the world is rational and conceptual and knowable. Rationalists believe not only that humankind has innate knowledge but also that all of reality is inherently ethical; it is good. Rationality and ethics are coherent. Reason is reflected in mathematics and contains a quantitative correlate. The quantification of reason is based on the economic value of our choices as defined and established in a free market; a market that tends towards what is a measurable ethical good. 

Dominionism is considered by some to mean mankind has authority over the world. This interpretation is in error. Humans are not restricted to Dominion over matter or the physical world our authority extends to reality itself. We create reality in that we assign value to our experience. Reality is applied reason. Reality is conceptual and is composed of information. The world makes sense because or to the degree, the information we subscribe to makes sense. The confusion that surrounds the idea of Dominionism may be due to the fact we do not have dominion over others nor over reason itself. Rationality must conform to the logic of information and to the internal coherency of the information. We cannot make contradictory ideas make sense. This is where our reason becomes subject to reality. Where our concepts are inconsistent, our world is incoherent. Reality conforms to and is created by the laws of logic and communication. We cannot understand what we cannot communicate.

The world is not Natural it is rational and ethical; natural law does not exist as objective reality what exists is information and information that is good is consistent and this gives us a consistent reality. Reason must always prevail in that reason is governed by information. We can make our own choices but we cannot make choices inconsistent with reason and logic. These choices are incoherent. Incoherent ideas produce a reality that is divisive. Rationality is defined by the logical rules created by God not nature.

Reality is conceptual but our concepts have to be rational. We cannot have concepts that contradict each other. Truth permits but only one option. There is only one way to think coherently. The choices we make allow new ones but eliminate others. There is only one way our values will come together without contradiction.

Rationality is expressed in economics and an free market. It is within the context of free and ethical markets that choices exist. The freedom to chose must be confined to making the best or most rational choice. Rationality requires the free market determine the value of our choices.

Rationalists believe political power resides or ought to reside in a free market. Rationalists believe there is a way to live and do business that is more equitable and just than what Global Free Trade Agreements offer.

Legal markets contain liabilities as well as assets. Debt is not rational. Anarchist Exchanges are organizations based on rational principles, they are ethically coherent and free of debt and social costs.

Exchanges do not require and are inherently incompatible with the regulatory oversight of the state. Regulations always betray favouritism. Some persons will always end up paying costs created by others in a regulatory environment. Regulations always create costs for society.

Free enterprise requires regulations and the state. Free enterprise is not congruent with a free market. Regulations generate conflicts over property rights. The free enterprise system is the economic equivalent of a survival of the fittest schema. Capitalism is an evolutionary doctrine in which only the fit survive. Free enterprise is amoral and imposes costs onto free markets.

The Golden Rule is a First Order Principle. To do unto others, as you would have them do unto you is inherently rational. Rationality demands we each pay our own costs. The Golden Rule rejects social costs and interventions by the state.

Right and wrong is defined by the coherence of our concepts. We cannot unilaterally impose our values on others. The Golden Rule precludes that. Rationalists believe the value of the planet provides an objective guide to our commitment to reason. Rationality is defined by the degree at which we as a people do that which generates prosperity and inversely reduce social costs. This refers to the degree to which we as entrepreneurs exercise responsibility not only over the planet but reality itself. As social costs decline, prosperity increases.

Right and wrong are defined by the impact actions have on a community and the planet in a more general sense. Secular morality rests on social mores and legal statements with no objective framework. Entrepreneurs require freedom of choice and the absence of authoritarianism. Rationality cannot be legislated. No one can define what is right for others or even what is right in every context. Our individual actions in context define right from wrong. Legal markets cannot provide mankind with a conceptually congruent society. We need a more objective foundation on which to build an ethical and prosperous society.

Right actions are aligned with the operations of the free market. Wrong actions lead to a decline in value and an increase in conflict. Wrong actions pit one part of the community against the other. The state is the source of all social costs. Anarchist Exchanges are entrepreneur operated free markets that utilize a currency issued by entrepreneurs in response to market pressures.