Good Government

is to seek maximum benefit for all
(not some at the expense of others)

Democracy offers two choices: Right or Left, Blue or Red, Rich or Poor, Powerful or Powerless. The result is confrontation, stalemate and ultimately dysfunctionality. As long as government represents sectional interests, each seeking advantage at the expense of the other, we will never have Good Government. And indeed, the widespread failure of governments to meet the basic needs of a free society is now widely recognized.

Of the many issues presently confronting our society, two stand out for particular attention.

Currently uppermost in many people's minds is the disconnect between work and reward. Most people work hard all their lives, contributing usefully to the collectivity, yet end up with little or nothing for their old age, while others produce nothing of real value for anybody, yet so manipulate the power of shadow-finance and governance that they can retire early as millionaires. This lack of any meaningful relationship between work and reward has produced gross inequalities of wealth, a major source of concern and social injustice. Can we measure work, and so relate work and reward? Surprise. We're already doing it; we just need to spread it. And there's more...

In order to maximize productivity and so produce better goods at lower prices, industry needs secure, long-term investment. Our banking/financial system does not provide this. Banks are private institutions whose sole object is to make money for their shareholders. They will lend you money in good times, but they want your house as security, and if the economy turns down, they recall the loan just when you need it most. Seriously lacking is the availability of adequate, and secure investment with which industry can maximize its research, development and productivity, and thus its competitiveness. Secure investment... is this Germany's Secret Weapon?

The Economics of Prosperity

20 pages, pdf format
Regional Development Banks established specifically to provide longterm investment for industry and infrastructure can create jobs and industries NOW, with genuine, repayable investment loans.

The absence of a fair and sustainable work-reward relationship creates inflation and monetary instability. Job-evaluated pay is already a reality in major companies. The combination of Pay, Profit and Price Evaluation can guarantee a fair day's pay, rising productivity, full employment, and a stable monetary unit.

Maximizing productivity must become a nationwide objective, especially in government as the nation's biggest employer and its least productive.

Politics as we know it today consists of two "sides": Red and Blue, Socialism and Conservatism, each trying to secure gains for its own supporters at the expense of the others. The result is confrontation, stalemate and ultimately dysfunctionality, while government takes an ever-increasing share of citizens' hard-earned incomes.

Government popularity is at an all-time low, as is confidence that it can solve our current problems of recession, growing environmental degradation, and the dramatic failure of our banking and financial systems. The need is clear for a fundamental re-invention of politics, based not on sectional advantage but on a policy of mutual respect, clearly defined fairness and justice, and maximum liberty for all, administered by a financially disciplined government.

15 pages pdf format

No people should give government power over them, without first setting conditions on the use of that power. Such is the purpose of Constitution.

Governments govern people, constitutions govern governments, by establishing procedures, obligations, and perhaps most importantly, limitations on the powers of government.

If we are not to drift slowly and surely, ever deeper into debt and dictatorship, the issues of Constitution, its Provisions, its Supreme Status in the process of governance, and the provision for periodic and necessary Amendment must be given urgent and serious consideration.

13 pages pdf format

Constitution: a wider analysis.
Constitution: History, Theory and Practice

The Banking System Un-Masked
How the banks have brought down themselves,
our economy and our government.

No Government, President or Monarch, no institution of Law or Enforcement should be created or be allowed to exist and to function, no one should have power over others, unless and until that power and the conditions of its use have been fully, clearly and strictly defined.

Financial Reform for Stability, Growth and Prosperity.
Yes it’s possible, and it’s not rocket science.
The Rocky Road to Prosperity

Where there is Injury, there must be Protection.
Where there is no Injury,
there is neither cause nor justification
for the interference of law and the exercise of its power.

Protection without Oppression

Freedom is the freedom to limit or eliminate the freedom of others.
Liberty is freedom which is defined so as to permit maximum latitude of action,
yet without restricting that of others, thus allowing maximum liberty and creativity.

The purpose of Government is to maximize liberty by preventing men from injuring one another.
If there is injury, the law must act to prevent it.
Without injury, there can be no law.
The processes of law and administration must be executed with the same level of productive efficiency
that the law should demand of private sector business and industry.

Thomas Jefferson summarized these ideals in his first Inaugural Address given on March 4th, 1801:

“A wise and frugal Government,
which shall restrain men from injuring one another
yet leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement,
and which shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned:
this is the sum of good Government necessary to complete the circle of our felicities”.

Only in Liberty will the flower of Civilization unfold. And liberty, true and full liberty, will be achieved only when all of the people, including those in Government, understand, accept, and support with full knowledge and conviction the Principle that in the enjoyment of liberty each must respect, never infringe the liberty of others.

A One-page Constitution for Liberty

Editor Michael Sartorius

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