Geo-Mutualist Panarchism: A Synopsis

By William Schnack

Evolution of Consent

I propose a vision of society called “geo-mutualist panarchism.” This view is a combination of the mutualism of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, the classical liberalism of Henry George, and the panarchism of Paul Emile de Puydt, supplemented with libertarian and classical liberal theories of law and jurisprudence, and socialist approaches toward worker self-management and social involvement in decision-making. What would such a society look like?

In line with the panarchy of Paul Emile de Puydt, everyone would be able to choose to participate in whatever society it may be, governmental or anarchistic, without moving location, with the only limit to their success being economic viability. Democrats can subscribe to a democratic system of social management, Republicans to theirs, and the same of more radical communists or nationalists, and even of my beloved anarchists.

I support a treatise between these groups, with two balancing rules: the non-aggression principle and the principle of fair regard (as I propose in an essay of the same name on my site). Any disputes will be handled by interpretation of these principles by a jury chosen by lot, with proportional representation between all constituents.


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