Vortex Archer : the history of freeorder, an arrow in flight
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explorersfoundation.org/archer.html — a vortex is a region of Explorers Foundation research and investment.
The purpose of this discussion is so that we may take heart from the work that has been done, and continues all around us. We need stories, and there is a great one in the emergence of freeorder. We that we can each play our part in its continuation — the flight of the arrow of liberty, creativity, and reason.
* The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has been and remains one of the great foundation stones for the emergence of freeorder, now accelerating all over the world. This video ••• tells the story.
V Phoenicia, the strategy of gifts left on beaches as a way to begin trade relations with strangers:
* See modern employment of this idea by Mark Frazier, Openworld, Inc. “Phoenician traders used this approach to establish the world’s first network of free economic zones.” Openworld
> Spain, 9-11th centuries, the city of Toledo a civil edge of the Moslem/Christian confluence. Toledo
> The Netherlands, 17th Century
> The American Colonies, Conceived in Liberty, by Murray N. Rothbard
V William Vassall, 1645, Plymouth, Liberty of Conscience
* In 1645, Plymouth, Massachusetts, "... William Vassall, a leading merchant, presented to the General Court of Plymouth as well as to that of Massachusetts Bay a petition for complete religious liberty—to grant 'full and free tolerance of religion to all men that will preserve the civil peace and submit unto the government.' … 'All men' meant exactly that, including Familists, Roman Catholics, and Jews." —Murray N. Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty, Vol. 1, Ch. 36.
V Dorothy Carpenter’s biography of William Vassall •••

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* “William Vassall whose contribution was to point the way to religious harmony in both Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth. But, as visionaries often do when they are far ahead of their time, he seemed to achieve only turmoil. The important thing to us was that he sowed seeds that would someday ripen and help to create the kind of nation that he had in mind — a nation that would welcome “all men that would preserve the civil peace, and submit unto Government,” and there would be “no limitation or exception against Turk, Jew, Papist, Arian, Socinian, Nicholaytan, Familist, or any other...”

* This story does not begin with the founding of the United States, an event far along the course of the arrow.
V Boland and Haywood - development of special economic zones, China, UAE.
* For more on this see Openworld
V Events of Significance (timeline)
> Mont Pelerin Society: founding meeting, 1947
* William Voker Fund makes it’s first investment in liberty.
> Fifth Institute on Freecom and Competitive Enterprise, 1958 - references will be found here in a few days 3/6/17 07:28
* Miller & Drexler publish on Agoric Systems, 2000 - references will be found here in a few days 3/6/17 07:28
* Don Lavoie publishes on the work of Miller & Drexler
V Pioneering Ventures: 20th century collectors and distributors of ideas, and connectors of people
* Mont Pelerin Society, 1947
* Institute of Economic Affairs, London
* The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has been and remains one of the great foundation stones for the emergence of freeorder, now accelerating all over the world. This video ••• tells the story.
* Institute for Humane Studies
* Rampart College and The Freedom School, Larkspur, Colorado
> Glyphs
> Books
V Topics to be developed
V Mont Pelerin Society
* The Road from Mont Pèlerin: The Making of the Neoliberal Thought Collective, With a New Preface, by Philip Mirowski
* The arrow and the archer are perceived only by looking backwards through time, often with astonishment at the revelation.
* The emergence of novel ideas, often with the support of conversations sometimes extensively distibuted in space and time.
V Evolution of forms of agreement allowing for the accumulation and management of capital.
V Evolution of mechanisms of exchange and economic calculation
* See Mulligan
* See Gene Heck on the transmission of new forms of business association from Islam to the West.
V See Maitland on the origin of trusts. … and elsewhere on Islamic waqfs.
V Good book on Maitland’s work listed here:
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F.W. Maitland and the Making of the Modern World (Published originally in Making of the Modern World, by Alan Macfarlane, Palgrave 2002)
* http://explorersfoundation.org/glyphery/180.html — a list of Macfarlane books for download without charge. Thank you, Alan.
> Notes
> Participants in this vortex

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