Most prefer to think that Socioeconomics is a political issue. This doesn’t seem to distinguish many that contend that their approach is more scientific or philosophical. The idea that Socioeconomics is a result of more intended organization as opposed to more impulsive responses that are influenced by natural dispositions and/or pre-existing social norms is much more common; especially in the more well known ideologies. It’s observed that social norms feed back into emerging ideologies as a normative influence. This is part and parcel of the growth of emerging ideologies; as the partial agreement bridges small amounts of ideological change in individuals. There is also the aspect of financial coercion to consider. Movements often require some amount of funding for the purpose of the production of propaganda. The growth of political movements is essentially measured by the number of followers that the movement gains. During the growth process, the alignment with existing ideologies has a significant, normative outcome that becomes more significant over time.
For instance, Peter Joseph on the left (ironically) is aligning somewhat to the left wing; and the solutions that he advocates are no exception. This is a function of the growth of the movement; as the movement is endeavoring to appeal to the more progressive left. It has even taken on the aspect of siding with the public sector in order to socialize administration. This is to entice working together toward the goal of administering a more coherent socioeconomic system.
Here is an interview with Peter that makes this pretty clear.
On the right of the image (just as ironic) is Stefan Molyneaux. He tends to align with the more conservative right. This of course includes siding with the private sector as he loudly and proudly… tells upon the mountain. The growth of Anarcho-Capitalism is significantly reliant upon appealing to the right; as the founding principles align with it to some degree. The feedback thus produces a clear right wing influence.
Here’s an interesting Zeitgeist production that Stefan Molyneaux was heavily involved in.
The most interesting part of this is how the social norms have created a near mirror of the current socioeconomic structure. It’s almost as though Zeitgeist has become a two party movement. The normative feedback is so pronounced that it could actually be absorbing the movement to an alarming degree.
The understanding that Socioeconomics is a process that involves predisposition and normative attractors as opposed to social enticement, may be one of the more important aspects to concentrate upon; for concerns about sustainability. Replacing more empirical expressions of the properties of nature with ideological tweaks; for the purpose of aligning to some degree with a proposed following could result in the loss of the purity of the movement. This could also destroy the effectiveness of it. Having a more coherent understanding of the manner in which social structures form and evolve is likely to produce predictive value.
This is a clear testament to the lack of effect that political movements tend to have. The entirety of our written history is full of stories similar to this. Systemic change comes when systems or sub-systems are driven into extinction. All of the issues that we are facing are factors that will likely shape the socioeconomic change that will result in the coming decades. The metrics by which we judge the appeal of the socioeconomic system are likely to change with distribution of high technology, higher learning and ecological concerns; but not likely before the effects become painfully obvious. The notion that a substantive percentage of the population would become aware and active to prevent such occurrences and align to cognitively coordinate to build a better future is a fairytale that I’m tired of hearing. It’s just not tenable. It seems that the best that we can do is to consider the issues and try to provide models that may be of use in the future; when the desperation coerces real change.