The People’s Charter
The 26 Points
1. We the People are demanding the law of the land apply within parliament with a fully transparent and a just system favouring democracy of the people, whereby the government and police are held to account for their actions against the people.
2. We the People are demanding that members of parliament appointed and acting on behalf of the people shall have no other vested interest other than that of the people.
3. We the People are demanding an end to injustice.
4. We the People are demanding an end to unlawful wars.
5. We the People are demanding banks return all bonus money and immediately return monies borrowed from the public purse. Further to this all people’s monies will be restored to people’s banks, with the power to control money being put back into the hands of the people.
6. We the People are demanding that all Mp’s pay back their expenses claims, any members who are shown to have claimed more than 10,000 in any one year will be sacked unless just cause can be shown as to why it was so excessive.
7. We the People are demanding that banks stop operating as high profit businesses, and stop investing in non sustainable assets. Furthermore that 50% of their gross profits will be directly reinvested to benefit all people and the environment.
8. We the People are demanding an end to mortgages.
9. We the People are demanding access to affordable houses and housing for all
10. We the People are demanding all taxes that are raised from petrol and diesel will be invested in renewable energy
11. We the People are demanding all taxes raised from motorists will be used to invest in cheap affordable green transport.
12. We the People are demanding where public monies are spent, or public assets are sold, full and transparent consultation will take place with the people and in favour of the people’s needs and wishes.
13. We the People are demanding that all future investments of public funds will be for the benefit of all people and the environment
14. We the People are demanding an end to corporate control.
15. We the People are demanding an end to oil exploration
16. We the People are demanding an end to Poverty
17. We the People are demanding that a cap be set on maximum wages, whereby people earning over £100,000 a year will be taxed at 100% on anything above that thresh hold.
18. We the People are demanding that all businesses with a gross profit exceeding 1 million pounds must show that the rest is invested in sustainable growth, or given to the treasury to be reinvested in the country.
19. We the People are demanding that all revenues taken in taxes will be just and fair, furthermore that these taxes will be used to benefit all people and the environment.
20. We the People are demanding investment and a realistic holistic approach to all self sustainable environmental innovations and practices.
21. We the People are demanding jobs for now and the future
22. We the People are demanding a free education for all
23. We the People are demanding an end to Homelessness.
24. We the People are demanding investment into renewable energies.
25. We the People are demanding all industry becomes green, investing in sustainable holistic practices including green energy, methods in sourcing, production and the recycling products from start to finish.
26. We the People are demanding an end to nuclear energy
One problem I have with Hanson’s post is his mihepprasension of libertarian property ethics. He is stating a very specific interpretation, which seems to be based upon Murray Rothbard’s writings, of the libertarian basis for private property rights for land specifically. Rothbard, and others like him, elaborate further in their writings and do write about non-physical property and economic efficiency, which brings me to my second problem with the blog. Efficiency is a subjective term and causes Hanson’s post itself to fall into a definition trap. A cursory glance through his other posts reveals definitions of economic efficiency that is as vague as his interpretation of libertarian property rights. What is efficiency? his described win-win situation for social problems? And who are these situations efficient for ? everyone? his clients? On a final note, Hanson’s summary of libertarian property rights is vague and simplistic but there is much more to them in actual libertarian writings and he may be better off reading them for himself rather than having them summarized by someone else and writing off libertarians as overgrown quick-witted weaklings.