Biological Economics is the process of all unicellular and multicellular existence; its principles form the basis for Natural Law; therefore, the principles of Natural Law are economic principles, which takes precedence (by more than two billion years) over any arbitrary economic ideology currently being espoused.
Approximately 5,000 years ago, an intraspecific kleptoparasitic (hierarchal) form of economic ideology emerged, which combined religious myth (shared beliefs) with the violence of interspecific parasitism and predation, housed within the pretense of hierarchal divine right. A prototype for government formed around this economic paradigm, which was needed to enforce its arbitrary principles; the conflict between the myth of hierarchy and the unalterable principles of biological economics—upon which the human multicellular organism was built—has created a positive feedback loop of violent negative externalities for which fifty centuries of people have unnecessarily suffered.
It is the purpose of this treatise to move the human species back onto its original foundation—biological economics—which will not only be more economically sustainable for the planet, but through the Natural Law of all organisms to seek homeostatic balance, consequently nudge people toward healthier behaviors as well, to the great benefit of their overall life, liberty, and happiness.
The root of all existence is economics; the root of economics is connection.
The root of all suffering is violence; the root of violence is disconnection.
How did economics and violence come to intersect?
- Biological economics is the process of energy conversion—a form of communication—which can only be accomplished through (cellular) labor; each organism must labor to exist, and thus labor represents the sole means of positive value creation.
- Biological economic exchange begins with connection, that enables labor toward maintaining homeostatic balance. Where inequality (imbalance) exists, so do issues with connection and / or labor.
- With every connection, an economic ‘relationship’ is formed (e.g., mutualistic, commensal, parasitic, predatory) and various values (positive and negative) are communicated. As positive values can only be derived through individual labor, negative values represent the parasitic or predatory extraction of individual labor by an outside agent.
- Organisms exercise their liberty through the binary choice to either gravitate toward sources of positive value (positive response), or away from sources of negative value (negative response); prior to these positive or negative responses (taxis), an impetus must form—a ‘belief’ in the potentially positive or negative value behind each choice. At the social / relational (societal) level of human economics, beliefs—when shared—represent ‘wireless’ communication hubs that allow societally disconnected people a means to economically connect.
- The human organism is a product of intraspecific unicellular mutualism; the principles of ‘micro’ economics utilized by the single cell remain unchanged at the multicellular (or ‘macro’ economic) level (because, of course, they evolved from one stage to the other). The human organism is currently in the process of establishing intraspecific mutual interdependence at the ‘global’ (social / relational or societal) level of economics to enable the next stage of its economic development (or ‘evolution’); this is a process that has not been without struggle. The introduction of parasitic and predatory elements has thwarted attempts to establish mutual interconnectedness.
- Intraspecific violence is the mechanism through which parasitic and predatory economic relationships have formed; from its unicellular origins as a chemical / emotional communication of disconnection (a negative response), it evolved into an intricate multicellular defense mechanism against harmful interspecific relationships. The ‘nature’ of eukaryotic cells is constant; the variable is always the environment each organism must navigate, which shapes the beliefs, that lead to the choices, which ultimately define individual liberty. Thus, the intraspecific communication of violence at the social / relational level, however paradoxical, stems from the interrelated mechanisms of self-defense (self-protection) and emotional disconnection.
- Intraspecific violence became interwoven with religious hierarchal ideology at the social / relational economic level 5,000 years ago, where it generated a positive feedback loop of economic kleptoparasitism antithetical to the biological economic paradigm from which the human organism evolved. The chemical / emotional communication of violence is a stopgap defense mechanism and not meant to serve as long-term economic strategy; its misapplication has resulted in measurable negative outcomes at all economic levels (cellular, societal, planetary).
- The biological economic principle of homeostatic balance keeps organisms floating within the narrow parameters required for continued existence. The human organism is no different; it is genetically predisposed to adapt to the environment (‘go with the flow’) rather than to fight or flee it. Adaptations that generate measurable negative (fight or flight) outcomes communicate that the environment itself is toxic to the human organism. If that environment was artificially constructed, then the human species would do well to alter it; logically, humans would look to the Natural Laws upon which organisms came to exist to make those alterations.
- Hierarchal economics is built upon a paradigm of violence, inequality, and division (disconnection), and thus will elicit the behaviors necessary to maintain homeostatic balance (and thus survive) within this environment.
- The recommunication of intraspecific violence manifests itself externally through national crime statistics and internally through national health statistics. It is revealed through war, poverty, pollution, racism, drug abuse, and obesity. All are considered third party ‘negative externalities’ within hierarchal economics because supply has been disconnected from demand, which relegates people (and planet) to the role of supply side assets, tools, or resources (of varying ‘use value’) prior to any role as an agent (participant) in the overall economic exchange.
- Hierarchal Economics is based on divine rights (as there are no naturally occurring rights). Religious temples were the first marketplaces for shared beliefs; the market began with the shared belief in a pantheon of gods, then later spread to hierarchal economic beliefs such as property rights, taxation, money as debt (to extract labor), and a hierarchal form of liberty—negative liberty—which reinforces the main principle of hierarchal violence: that the world is free for whoever is strong enough to take it.
- Through hierarchal property rights, disconnections are placed between the laborer and A) the land, B) the value of their labor, C) the products of their labor, D) their economic liberty, E) their shared beliefs, and more. Between every disconnection, financial paywalls are placed, where intermediaries parasitically extract from the labor value generated by the laborer. From a biological economic perspective (where equally created organisms form mutualistic relationships), labor is the only source of value creation, therefore every added cost beyond the labor value needed to produce a good or service (measured in wages) represents a form of value-added taxation on the laborer, which is extracted by hierarchal beneficiaries on the consumer (or ‘demand’) side of the economic exchange.
- The measure of wealth inequality is clear evidence of this parasitic (or ‘one-way’) connection, where positive value is being drained—not ‘cancelled out’—as the peddlers of hierarchal debt money would assert.
- Hierarchal Debt represents a financial hole into which each person must shovel the positive value of their labor. All hierarchal money is derived from debt. The concept of debt evolved to soften the direct threat of hierarchal violence, but still represents a negative value intended to coerce or extract the positive value of labor. If people were allowed—through their Liberty—to own the value of their labor, it would accumulate as credit; instead, it is required to cancel out an imaginary debt owed to an arbitrary master; thus, the history of hierarchal oppression has been allowed to repeat itself instead, for fifty centuries and counting.
- Hierarchal Debt Money is valueless until it parasitically attaches itself to labor; it is floated out into the economy from many sources, where it gets ‘laundered’ through this attachment. Infused with positive labor value, the debt money—now a “store” of positive labor value—is subsequently extracted from the economy through various inflationary mechanisms (profit, inflation, economic rent, price gouging, elastic currency, inelastic demand, supply and demand, economic scarcity, et al.); this is accomplished long before the original debt (which triggered the original release of debt money into the economy) is paid back and allegedly “cancels out.” Inflationary ‘demand’ prices snatch away the laborer’s ‘supply-side’ wage (labor value) and leaves the debt money behind for the laborer, in the form of personal debt or National debt. This practice has raised the cost of living by 2,972% since the Federal Reserve was founded in 1913; currently, average household (personal) debt sits at $143,636, and National Debt—at $32.1 trillion and counting—represents a $250,000 share owed by each U.S. taxpayer; the sum of this debt perfectly measures the amount of Liberty extracted from the American laborer over the last 110 years.
- For the record, taxation is pure labor value. Customer deposits, from which private banks leverage the creation of imaginary hierarchal debt money—is also pure labor value. When federal government pays its bills with National Debt Money, it is the U.S. taxpayer who picks up the tab, using their pure labor value (the ever-increasing interest-only payments currently stand at $606.7 billion per year).
- Natural Law was originally posited by ‘enlightened’ philosophers as a ‘natural’ reaction to the unnatural economics of divine right, though they had no biological foundation to substantiate it at that time. Nevertheless, the ’federalist’ founders of the United States had enough of a shared belief in Natural Law to cite it in their ‘declaration’ of independence from hierarchal rule, and with the establishment of the U.S. Constitution, Natural Law theoretically abrogated the arbitrary laws of hierarchal economics. The founders also managed to interpret many of its principles correctly: they sought connection (‘united’ states), fair labor (not slavery), no income taxation (extraction of labor value), and a single currency (a shared belief that was meant to be owned by all the People—through the Congressional Money Powers). First Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton replaced the hierarchal religious temple with a national public bank designed to collect pure labor value and disseminated it toward the General Welfare.
- Public Banks (and publicly created money) have been used many times throughout U.S. history: the First Bank (1791-1811), Second Bank (1816-1836), National Currency and Legal Tender Acts (1862-1864), the War Finance Corporation (1918), the Home Owners Loan Corporation (1933), the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (1932-1957), and the G.I. Bill (1944), for instance.
- Importantly, property rights, gun rights, and states’ rights (that protected slavery for a time) were enumerated within constitutional amendments only, because they represented the compromises made to secure everyone’s allegiance under one flag. Thus, hierarchal economics became woven into the fabric of American society, where the United States (compared to all developed countries) ranks highest in health care costs, incarceration, gun violence, years at war, wealth inequality, waste, and more; our economic policies have propelled the human species into the unique and unsustainable category of the world’s only super predators.
A) Establish a Natural Law based on the biological economics that successfully produced the human species, B) clearly demonstrate where current economics deviates from Natural Law, C) citing principles of Natural Law—upon which the Declaration of Independence was predicated and the U.S. Constitution was prefaced (making it a living document capable of evolving along with the people it serves)—bring charges against the Federal Government for its failure to secure the ‘Equal Protection’ of everyone under its administration.
- Biological economics asserts that liberty is the mechanism through which each person chooses their connections; beliefs drive those connections. Therefore—through the promise of Liberty—beliefs, choices, and the shared beliefs that lead Americans to connect are all the property of the people who share those beliefs and choices.
- Currently, the only belief all Americans share is the expectation that money holds value; it is also the only shared belief to which the People hold legal title, through their federal government’s Congressional Money Powers. To correctly practice the ‘positive’ Liberty of biological economics, a mutualistic form of economic connection must be secured; the recommendation is to center this connection around the People’s shared belief in money.
- To secure the Blessings of Liberty verified by Natural Law, each person must be allowed to own (and take ownership) of their choices, and thus would retain an ownership ‘share’ in all the means and mediums to which they choose to economically connect. Where shared means and mediums of connection intersect basic human needs (which are essential to each person’s Life), they create a short list which perfectly embodies what the founders broadly referred to as the General Welfare; not only does the ‘General Welfare’ serve as the only constitutionally allowable financial expenditure granted to Congress, but it is also the only constitutionally allowable excuse to tax the labor value of the American people.
- The following infrastructure represents the means and mediums of connection most essential to the General Welfare: banks, transportation (roads, rails, and runways), energy, communication, education, government, agriculture, housing, and health care. The recommendation of this treatise is to utilize American tax money (real labor value) as an investment in all the essential means and mediums of connection, loaned out through local branches of a National Public Bank, whose main branch is housed within the U.S. Treasury. These ‘loans’ would be paid back by the American people, for the American people, through their rent, utility bills, etc. These would not be ‘self-liquidating loans because the labor value is real, thus when the loans are paid back, the money does not need to be cancelled, but can be dispersed equally among all stakeholders and serve as universal retirement dividends (to replace social security).
- This plan would tie our fates together (connection), reward labor value (by turning taxation into an investment that is returned) and help preserve the planet’s ‘ecosystem’ (through all the latest green and clean infrastructural innovations). Natural Law predicts that the communication of mutualism will dissipate the negative externalities of external and internal violence by replacing the positive feedback loop created by disconnection with a negative feedback loop created by connection; this would bring down the cost of government, the cost of living, and the cost of violence to a much healthier (and sustainable) level.
Natural Law is economic law. The role of government is to manage economics; it has no other purpose. The size of government—measured in armies and prisons, health care and welfare—is indicative of the functional (or dysfunctional) nature of the economics being administrated. The United States Government was constitutionally founded on Natural Law and therefore pledged to manage its economics upon those principles. America’s founders specifically asserted Natural Law to establish precedence over hierarchal divine right (and thus its brand of economics) and thereby abrogate it. These points cannot be stated enough.