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The Social Positivists

 the society for the advancement of positive knowledge 

Subsidiarity

SUBSIDIARITY: an organizing principle that states matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent authority.

Political decisions should be taken at a local level if possible, rather than by a central authority. (Wikipedia).

The Three Fronts

Movement over three fronts is needed to generate progress. Generating progress is a legitimate good because progress is defined as the accumulation of value. If what we think has value is what produces progress one cannot be critical of progress without being inconsistent… One cannot verify an inconsistency so by default progess is deemed an absolute good.

The four pillars of progress operate on the three sectors of economics, politics and ecclesiastics.


 

Ecclesiastics

Social Positivisms religious reforms are predicated on: Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Our struggle is against Progressivism, the doctrine that human values take precedence over truth or worse supersedes truth.


 

Politics

The state is about the exercise of power meaning power based on the wants of men without concern for what is verifiable and measurable.

Positivists believe in the devolution of power down to the lowest possible level in conformity to the principle of subsidiarity. There is no scientific justification for steep gradients of power.

If the natural state of people is a flat organization and the state cannot legitimately justifying deviation from this norm this is tantamount to saying the Positive Model of Direct Ownership using Direct Markets, governed by Direct Democracy and capitalized by Direct Funding is the only legitimate political model.


 

Economics

Capitalism is greed-driven. This works out reasonably well most of the time because it is not hard to convince people that being selfish is a good thing.

Communism accentuate empathy and a sense of charity. There are a lot of charitable people but not enough to outweigh the greed and selfishness of the majority. It does not take long for the more generous to become disillusioned at the selfishness of so many.  

It is not that communism is inherently wrong or unworkable, it is that too many greedy persons exist, and they will destroy anything that is open to being exploited.

Capitalism works better than communism because there are more greedy persons than people who will suffer a loss for the sake of the rest of us.

The success of capitalism over socialism is simply a matter of numbers. Capitalism reflects the nature of more persons than socialism does because capitalism paints a less rosy picture of human nature.

The Four Pillars of Progress as applied to economics generates a business model we call a Positive Exchange. See Positive Exchanges for more on a scientifically designed business model


For more on this subject see: Why Capitalism Works