Apallarchy

Freedom from Rulers

Apallarchy refers to the state of a society being freely constituted with a governing body that serves the people. It also refer to a society or group of people that rejects unjustified hierarchy.[1]
Promoting an individual’s right to do and act as he or she see fit, as long as it doesn’t infringe on anybody else’s right to do the same.

The State is not Society.
The people are Society and the State its Servants!

The word originates from the latin words apallaghí- (‘exemption’, ‘freedom from’) and ‘archy’ (rule, government). It is a new political philosophy which advocates societies based on voluntary associations with a state that support the lowest number of common needs (compare with ‘LCD’, “Least Common Denominator) of the people.

In practical terms, Apallarchy refers to the curtailment of traditional forms of government and institutions. The state should concentrate on serving the people as effectively as possible, refraining from interaction with society and unnecessary influence, staying as lean as possible.

Apallarchy is a pirate ideology in the sense that it is inspired by the philosophy of the pirates of the “Golden Age of Piracy”, where people organized in capitalistic enterprises with all participants having a part of the corporations profits and everybody having equal rights to the benefits. They had a democratic system to elect their leaders and they did not recognize the sovereignty of the state over the rights of the individual. Furthermore all were welcome to join the crew regardless of race, social standing or gender.
Appallarchy is egalitarian; denouncing racism, gender bias and recognizing the rights of the LGBT-community.

With inspiration from science; evolution and mathematics, it lists the common needs as:

  • Survival
  • Progress
  • Individual freedom

“Survival” means that all members of society should have access to food and, in colder countries, shelter. This regardless of where they are located and whether they work or not. It is a social safety net that stifles the criminal impulses of the poor, which most often are fueled by desperation. Contrary to many welfare systems, which have strict rules for eligibility and bureaucratic demands on the recipients, Apallarchism prefer general systems like Universal Basic Income (UBI). This to avoid state control and influence over the citizens.

Health care should also be universally free of charge and avoid unnecessary controls and prolonged waiting times. People with special needs should have access to extra benefits to allow them equal opportunities when possible.

“Progress” is ensured by free educational opportunities. When reaching higher educational levels, with limited resources, all applicants are accepted but not all will manage to pass the exams. Those who doesn’t will have to change to vocational schools or be satisfied with the levels they reached before starting higher education. UBI will ensure that all can afford to study, keeping student loans to a minimum.

Ensuring “Individual freedom” means keeping state demands of the citizens to a minimum, always striving to keep benefit requirements as general as possible, avoiding targeted actions when possible. 
Appallarchy is egalitarian; denouncing racism, gender bias and recognizing the rights of the LGBT-community.

The economy of an Apallarchic society is an open capitalistic society. Allowing capitalists to accumulate wealth while striving to progress. As workers have their basic needs ensured, they are free to negotiate their terms from a position of strength visavi the employers. This will naturally cap the earning potential of capitalists while making unions obsolete (even if unionization is allowed). 

With the main income of the state being value added tax (VAT) and a flat tax on incomes, avoiding the immeasurable complexity of progressive taxation, avoiding marginal effects and detrimental influences on job creation.