There are a number of nomenclature issues here (I'm reminded of the challenges faced by Pierce and Whitehead), so bear with me as I struggle through language that will undoubtedly repurpose perfectly good words and force them into shapes that will be confusing and confounding to those who know more than I do.
Our fundamental units are the Event and the Meme. An Event is a dynamic relation of dynamic relations. In principle, every relationship is an Event, but in practice only those Events that endure or repeat, which I will call "coherent" Events, are of interest. Thus, if two strangers pass in the night, that is an Event, but an incohere
Part I - The Problem
Lets start at the very beginning (a very good place to start). When we design an economy, we have a few specific problems to solve:
* To identify the best ideas and experiences
* To identify the most capable individuals and groups
* To motivate the most capable individuals to form the most effective groups to deliver the best ideas and experiences
* To allocate resources to the most capable individuals and groups to most effectively deliver the best ideas and experiences
In addition, and crucially importantly, in an environment where some resources are scarce (i.e., there is not enough to go around) also
* To allo
Morality and Ethics.
I will be appropriating the terms morality and ethics in this document. I have selected these terms because they are close to the concepts that I want to address, but because of their long, complex and often contradictory histories, it is worth taking some time to refine what I mean by "morality" and "ethics" to ensure precision.
Morality is the effort to articulate rules for behaviour that are objective and external they come from the outside. Morality is characterized by rules and principles. "Thou shall not kill." Rules that apply regardless of the individual involved and rules that should