Chapter 09: Footnotes Index

Below are listed the titles and descriptions of all the Footnote Articles in this chapter. Click on a title to access the Footnote Article of the same title. [Chapter Text]

Community-Based Markets: The Labourer is Free But Dispossessed
Advancing technology reduces the labour required on an estate. In consequence, most labourers are jettisoned into regional labour pools without land or means.

Idyllic State: An Agrarian Socio-Economy of Nomads and Farmers
An idyllic society is inherently unstable and hence transitory: not through any systemic flaw, but because of the excessive self-seekingness of an exigent few.

Legal Infrastructure: For Whom is it Necessary? Whom Does it Benefit
A formal legal infrastructure is needed only by regimes that use law as the means to facilitate the containment & exploitation of those ruled by those who rule.

Middleman: An Absorptive Barrier Between Producer and Consumer
Expanding markets threw artisans into competition. Out of the fray emerged an economic class, whom serendipity made rich upon the labours of their former peers.

Noble Capitalist Had The Means To Bring About The Global Market
With his private means, the noble estate-owner has lots of time and money to venture into the world to establish a global market, which only he can capitalise.

Noble Estate: A Socio-Economy Maintained by an Oppressive Hierarchy
The settler fences land thus depriving the wanderer of hunting ground. This triggers conflict in which wanderer eventually dispossesses and subjugates settler.

Theft: A Notion Far From Being The Moral Absolute That Most Suppose
The wanderer's view that what is 'just there' is rightly for the taking is manifest in the modern world, particularly with regard to intellectual property.


© June 2018 Robert John Morton