|•Conventions (of various forms) may help in providing for
some inclusion - but not enough.
|•This is the so-called Common Model - a mixture of free
trade, universal franchise and democracy, and common law. I suggest that it is hardly surprising that
it generates so much apathy and antipathy.
|•No consent? Is one
cross on one piece of paper every four years or so a transaction system for
genuine consent? No, it will generate
apathy and antipathy - and demands for a third way.
|According to this
representation, the present common model, dominated by contract, convention
and coercion, has no hope of achieving social harmony. Dissatisfaction with both government and
markets is obvious, and is illustrated here. The common model should be
fragmenting and decaying as we speak.
|What are we missing?