|Posted on May 16, 2012 at 3:15 AM|
Growing Brazilian ( http://www.pliber.org.br ) and Argentine Liberal-Libertarians ( http://www.liberallibertario.org/home/ ) meet at conference to discuss among other topics how government regulation begins when they coercively regulate new parties and suppress rights movements, vowing to soon have the 'last election without a liberal-libertarian candidate' in what by 2012 is a spectacular public information and petition campaign in the region.
While academics claim that government coercive policing and regulation is needed to suppress wild free enterprise, even police are turning to private groups to compare and better methods and crush internal abuses.
LIO Libertarians and fans say they’re having concrete successes spreading the Gilson libertarian model of ‘open accountable voluntary certification, not backroom coercive regulation’ also extended by Libertarian thinkers such as Dr. Mary Ruwart, USLP education director and author of the enlightening ‘Healing Our World’ free at Libertarian Book Club at www.LibertarianBookClub.org . LIO curator and past co-ordinator Michael Gilson (“MG” was a regulatory and management systems consultant for many years, travelling to many countries to spread his ideas and libertarian tools of voluntary dialogue and action in general with senior officials, union, and business leaders; and promoting the now common concept of ‘best practices’ and continual improvement.
This has been summarized by MG as the Libertarian 3 C’s helping dialogue on voluntary options:
1. Clarity of Label: Many statutes actually prohibit useful info that follow from common law user inspection
2. Co-op Certification: Not one monopoly coercive agency but many transparent on-task groups
3. Comprehensive Re-insurance: Insurers themselves insured performing autonomous third part inspection
Even as this model has been spreading, many Libertarians are focused first on the prime regulator of the political process—coercive rules on independent political parties—as e.g. a grinding long-term battle in the US, and in Argentina a massive campaign for “the last election without liberals and libertarians.”
Since 1971 LIO has sponsored informationals culminating in a massive meetings in the mid-80’s of management consultants to spread private certification such as by the www.ISO.org which brings many groups together to develop open and self-correcting basic and best practice standards that now the agencies themselves have begun to use, or e.g. www.CALEA.org (a private group that sets standards for police), www.UL.com working on independent product safety testing (that also helps people target regulations that mandate unsafe practices to accommodate inattentive or corrupt regulators and criminal corporations out to preference by statute their shoddy products) ; participative approaches open to the consumer; legalization and spread of both mass and specialty consumer organizations or services to rate services such as Angie’s list at www.AngiesList.com or the growth of consumer comment sections such as at www.amazon.org to rate vendors, increasing popularity of factory, service restaurants, and other facility consumer tours so users can see what is going on.
Essential has been the push for increased citizen regulation and user participation in public programs. When we began most countries hid their laws, punished people for making suggestions, and favored state monopolies. Even in the US statutes are passed that prohibit evaluation by success outcomes, and many academics still deride the Libertarian push to challenge services and get basic consumer information. Included have been the Libertarian push for e.g citizen academies ( e.g. http://www.scgov.net/planninganddevelopment/neighborhoodservices/NeighborhoodUniversity.asp to better citizen understanding and bring clear definitions of process; initiatives to oblige local governments to clarify operations and involve citizens; legalize private options from roads to cell phones to home schools, use the internet to post standards, statutes, success data, and suggestion links; or meet with regulators on ways to promote accountability; and worldwide efforts to promote transparency, sunshine and sunset laws, whistleblower protection, and simple tax information transparency such as the worldwide taxpayer union efforts ( http://www.worldtaxpayers.org ;).
Many people do not realize that regulation, originally conceived as a convenience to determine current standards and minimal safe practice for courts, have in many instances blossomed into agencies that promote and imposed fascist model of enterprise management, typically reduce common-law safety to accommodate political donors, and boast of good deeds that are actually the result of industrial progress. Many companies have adopted two systems of regulation—one to satisfy behind-the times regulators, and one to advance actual best practice. In addition, unlike the libertarian certification model, regulations despite growth of public comment opportunities are typically uninsured, unaccountable and often hide regimes of bribery and corruption. In some cases, as in the US until Libertarians led a campaign, consumers could be arrested for comparative pricing in stores: many industries such as medicine keep costs hidden from users with predictable mismanagement and waste by statute or policy while regulators and academics prattle about the ills of lack of market data they help create. LIO Libertarians have helped you champion work to:
1. Re-open home standards and use, and regulatory transparency/user friendliness
2. Remove legal blocks to open, re-insured certifications and open or private voluntary options
3. Re-structure for more informative voluntary labels with interlocking inspection and certification by unions-consumer, industry, insurers, etc. vs. when used clear ‘buyer beware’ situations not concealed by statutes.
Libertarian approaches are seeping into the culture. Many communities have gotten rid of complex licenses and permits-- that enriched officials or merely extended bureaucracies-- for private certification, spot or periodic checks by maintenance companies reported to agencies at no taxpayer cost, or nothing at all where certification was evident.
1. Government agencies themselves are adopting private certification and open review by users
2. Companies are adopting SPC, ‘six sigma’ and beyond processes and meeting on best practice sharing
3. The spreading culture of transparency is routing corruption while legalizing co-ops, consumer groups, etc.
Much remains to be done. LIO urges teams forming to use such tools to help:
- Identify areas of betterment and potential best practices elsewhere,
- Meet with officials and coalition groups, and
- Help inform the public to promote dialogue.
o Check the links above
o Websearch ‘best practice’ and seek open information as to price, quality, etc.
o Research how other groups, governments or industry members solve the problem