Axioms for a fair society

A model for an incorruptible and self-optimizing SOCIO-ECONOMIC structure for humanity which is fair for all

In the following are the most basic rules derived from a tensegrity-based model of society which are encompassing all activities of individuals within groups. Quality of life embedded within different cultures have been a focus of the author’s life-long studies and are reflected in his writings and in the paradigms he created, such as the MinMaxMan.

Tensegrity results in structural integrity of constructs based on pairs of complemental opposites, such as push-pull, give-take, demand-supply, and the like. The same set of rules, concept, according to the author, also applies to generic concepts and to social movements in particular.

The idea is to avoid a polarization of the fundamental opposite pair of ‘individual-group’ to exclude the extremes of totalitarianism and anarchy. Tensegrity structures are resistant to structural damages and are known to self-optimize.

A further aim is to minimize resources while maximizing individual potential while safe-guarding against structural changes which would bring about a corruption of the system as a whole. Specifically, it joins some of the functionality of capitalism while incorporating the lofty ideas of communism without gliding into totalitarian systems as witnessed in humanity’s past.

The transition to a Fair Society model can be done in peaceful stages. It requires a comprehensive infrastructure for all publicly accessible data. It will result in the prohibition of anonymous business or governmental entities, including holdings, cartels, and political parties. It needs to make a giant effort to gradually eliminate the vast amount of ‘laws’ currently in effect.

There shall be only the following rules, the “Axioms for a Fair Society”:

  1. Any human, and only a human, can own any kind of property except another human.
  2. All ownership of property must be public knowledge.
  3. Every human has a right to a principal and publicly known domicile and has the right to the basic needs for living, none of this may be taxed or withheld.
  4. Property cannot be inherited.
  5. No individual can hold more than 1% of the total of all property value of the continent in which it declared its principal domicile.
  6. All votes are via individual computers and are public knowledge.
  7. Representatives for governmental and business cells and assemblies can only be elected by persons personally known to them.
  8. Any vote can be withdrawn at any time but not be recasted.
  9. Taxes shall exist only on exchange of property and be used ONLY for public government and documentation, scientific research in the public interest, for infrastructures of transportation and communication, as well as for establishing basic food, water, and energy supplies.
  10. The task of a representative is to OPTIMIZE a MINIMAL number of regulations (formerly called ‘laws’) and not ADD to them without consent of the electorate.

About the author: Maximilian J. Sandor, born 1952 in Berlin, is a computer scientist and linguist and was one of the pioneers of the Web in the 90’s. He developed a variety of algorithms and computer languages for robotics and for real-life simulations and has captured his visions of living in different social structures in fictional narratives, initially in one of the first BLOGs of the Internet in 1995 and then in bookform later on. He is the co-founder of the New Civilization Network (1995 until today) which aims to provide platforms for visions of new forms of living together. Sandor’s visions of viable forms of social structures started to form in the 60s through lectures of Adorno and Sartre both of whom he knew in person. Disappointed by the apparent failures of both capitalism and socialism, his aim became to engage computer algorithms to find a way to detect the structural defects of social structures. In the 90s, early versions of the ‘Fair Society model’ similar to the one proposed here had been presented at the Buckminster-Fuller-Institute in Santa Barbara and at the Krishnamurti-Education Center in Ojai, California. Sandor, now living in Brazil, reformulated this concept in 2019 at a time of the severe clashes of social-political paradigms that we now witness worldwide.

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