Neo-Sovereignism and the Economy
The first principle of neo-sovereignism states that “it always starts at the agora” therefore it is not realistic to assume and expect that every community, regardless of size, that applies neo-sovereignism will have identical Conclusions and Guidelines, also when it concerns the economy.
Conclusions reached in one neo-sovereign country or community may not be wanted or may even be opposed and violently rejected in an other. Therefore, determining what neo-sovereignism stands for in relation to economics can only happen based on subjective Guideline drafts proposed by individuals and at the agora.
Guidelines concerning the economy are suggested to be along the following norms and values.
- A true free market system is advised and Conclusions determining the restrictions of the market and the practices engaged in must be minimized and need the agora’s consent.
- Taxation in the free market, such as sales taxes and value added taxes, may be undertaken in limited form and with consent of the agora, but, however, can never be imposed on anyone unilaterally, thus, are entirely voluntarily. Doing so would mean the return to dictatorial, tyrannical, republican and monarchical regimes which all have proven to be failed social exercises and this would of course also be in direct contradiction to neo-sovereignism itself. Those contributing to a taxation system must be rewarded accordingly for doing so.
- For companies their profits come first, there’s no viable alternative for them. It’s the essence of their existence. It’s the nature of economics. For individuals people may be of greater importance but any company at some point requires human input so even when profits come first, in a large majority of the cases that profit will not be realized without people (a 100% automated society where robots have taken over all human jobs is projected at least a century into the future). This is one of the prime examples why the agora needs to be consulted continuously and why one community’s set of Conclusions will be rejected in an other. And that is perfectly fine and in line with neo-sovereignism’s principles and what it stands for.