Not Voting In The Market?

Everyone has their own particular likes and dislikes and with food that is no exception.

Although I aspire towards the paleo diet I am far from practicing any particular diet. I try to be wise and eat nutritiously and so when I go to the grocery store or any market that has foods I look around and choose a few items, yet at the same time that means I am not choosing many others. The fact is that everyone visiting that place of commerce is doing the same. As a consequence, the vendors that fail to sell any particular item are getting a clear message. It is not wanted.

The items that sell readily are being voted for and the items that fail to sell are not voted for.

For some odd reason people lose track of the meaning of their vote when it comes to politics. The odd reason that I mentioned is the heavy contemporary indoctrination in the ideology of statism. In that ideology the myth that the State is necessary for humans is what is commonly believed and it is believed because people were and are improperly educated. The fact that humans naturally socially cooperate never enters their ‘education’ because that would explode the myth that the State is necessary (the State is portrayed as a good when it has always been – from the beginning of the history of humankind – a bad).

Translating the concept of voting – from the voluntary and socially cooperative market process to the political realm – would be significantly different in appearance than what we see now. Not voting in a statist world is really voting.Via this kind of voting the depraved and immoral system would fade away since that is increasing how that system is regarded by the majority. If ‘democracy’ was working, instead of being hijacked by the ideology of statism, then the choice of voluntary social cooperation would gain its proper prominence.

According to the divine economy theory this is the direction humankind is moving towards.

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Human Action Theory – Gaining Clarity.

We all do it. I am doing it right now and so are you. We are acting, in different ways, all of us, all of the time. It originates from our thought and there is no disputing that your thought and everyone’s thought is subjective. The action stemming from that thought is also subjective.

Yet the better we understand all of this the more perfectly science can be developed.

And so human action theory is a key for opening the door. I am going to share with you a couple of terms initiated by the great human action scientist, Ludwig von Mises. He introduced the term thymology to refer to the subjective human thought and he introduced the term praxeology to refer to the subjective human action.

According to Mises praxeology is the study of purposeful human action. In the divine economy theory praxeology is defined as the study of purposeful human action by spiritual beings.

At this juncture I think it is valuable to show you what Ludwig von Mises hoped would happen in the future:

“The flowering of human society depends on two factors: the intellectual power of outstanding men to conceive sound social and economic theories, and the ability of these or other men to make these ideologiespalatable to the majority.”

Since “praxeology” and “thymology” are not the most palatable of terms I will do what Mises asked and make them more palatable.

Praxeology is human action theory and thymology is human thought theory.

This is now the starting point for everyone to explore further; no longer is there a terminology barrier. That is a valuable first step since all humans have a logical structure of mind that enables them to grasp ideas and concepts and principles and theory. Making these palatable to the majority expands the potential for the human action theory and the human thought theory to advance – more minds will be engaged.

Are you hungry? Here is food for thought.