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OSE Solution

OSE proposed that tax burden is removed by creation of the Open Sector - efficient enterprises for providing goods and services which the government is otherwise tasked with. As an open sector, radically efficient, collaborative, transparent, equitable enterprise - mission-based to the point of redistributing surplus to subsidize poorer members of the community - is a good start. This addresses the ambiguity and indirectness of taxation - you don't know what you are paying for and you are often not the beneficiary.

Rollout: 10% total tax rate for every individual and company would be a good start, period. No other taxes. Once achieved, we could look for ways to transition even this 10% into the open sector. The hard work would lie in cultivating armies of morally intelligent entrepreneurs as the agents of Open Sector creation. Currently such entrepreneurs are in short supply.

Government without Taxes

MJ Critique

  • Leveling of the playing field, and consequently - mutually assured abundance - is a prerequisite for any libertarian or geolibertarian program. This assumption is not met in a scarcity-based economic system of today, and thus the libertarian program is broken, requiring a modification. Thus, we are in agreement on the usefulness of a market-based solution, but not based on the current market. The missing aspect of that market is Moral Intelligence.
  • Rent is proposed as the universal solution. This seems to miss, once again, that the playing field is not level. Renting is problematic - just like buying things - for those who are at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
  • Seemst that the Open Sector addresses the issue of tax, where low cost is the first solution, and the second solution is surplus value generated from paying customers is used to subsidize poorer customers - instead of the surplus value going to stockholders. This is essentially doubly- Non-Redistributive - therefore good: first, people do not pay taxes but pay directly; second, honest Open Sector enterprise gets the gains, not stockholders. The difficulty of this paradigm, however, is that this requires morally-intelligent open sector agents to execute the enterprise. OSE's solution is to develop such morally-intelligent entrepreneurs, and it is OSE's core educational activity.
  • In summary, the elephant in the room is that there are few ethics in economics and the level playing field does not exist. The solution is psychosocial evolution of humans, manifest in an abundance-based economic model - not an implementation of scarcity economics in a different form.

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