Molten Steel

Looks like Mastodon has every political ideology but Georgism

Anyone know of Georgists to follow?

@moltensteel I'm curious, since you mentioned Georgism, have you read Posner and Weyl's Radical Markets? It's not /Georgist/ but it's heavily influenced by George and shares goals and ideals.

@Azure Actually just started reading it today, looks good so far

@moltensteel What about Universal Traditionalism? This ideology argues that traditions of people are generally similar due to the agricultural, plow-based environments most states in the premodern world emerged in, and that any differences are merely the result of unfortunate accumulation of errors over time. This ideology views Universal Tradition as necessary because it binds the human race together, unlike the disparate ethnic, religious and national traditions that divide mankind and...TBC

@BruceJia This is new to me. What do they think about geographic/climate differences?

@moltensteel It depends on what you're talking about, and what aspect of culture is impacted by climate or geography.
***Housing and food are regarded as irrelevant differences simply because certain crops can only grown in certain climates, and a global agricultural monoculture, although deemed feasible, would require a degree of overreach that would involve true state powers, negating Universal Traditionalism's reliance on subsidiarity, or reliance on delegating responsibility to the locality

@moltensteel seeks to create a world-non-Westphalian analog-to-a-state in which Universal Tradition may be safe from its obvious foe, Modernity and its less obvious foes, national, religious and ethnic traditions. It is non-Westphalian because Westphalianism is a modern construct, created at the beginning of the modern era. Think of a world-spanning Holy Roman Empire or a non-colonial British Raj, and you're close to imagining how its administrative structure would work.

@BruceJia @moltensteel Universal Tradition is very definitely bullshit. There's a whole world of variation in agricultural specifics and timings around the world, in food preparation rituals, and so much more.

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