The Smallism Manifesto in Brief
- Remove taxation and replace with a fixed annual fee at a much lower price than taxes. The services provided by taxation are devolved to local services.
- Removing taxes will increase employment. Casual labour will be less troublesome and increase. Gig economy becomes mainstream. Zero hours contracts will be abolished as there is no need for them.
- Removing the current different levels of tax for different types of organisation will mean that all economic units, from people to multinationals will be treated equally and fairly.
- Because there is no inherent advantage to being 'big'; big business spawn smaller specialist units. They then fund research from a collaboration between smaller units, funded by many larger units. This concept of distributed development and risk sharing is key to rapid technology development, and more will be written on this topic later.
- The economic thinking of scale of efficiencies is now starting to be questioned because although the costs by an individual company might be reduced, those costs are necessarily passed on to society. For example, a small business will have a 15% admin overhead, a large company 7%. The cost for that efficiency in the firm is unemployment in society.
- Nealy all Government departments will be redundant. The government will go back to its true purpose of providing resources for the consistent rule of law and defence of the Nation.
- Return the means of production to the community (as opposed to the workers) that has the most to gain from them.
- Convert utility services to profit-making service centres in which those who use them the most are the majority shareholders.
- Take responsibility for local infrastructure. i.e. Electricity (pylons, lines, substations), Sewage (pipelines), Water (pipes, and sources of water where available), gas and oil (storage and distribution where appropriate, pipelines). Create a local service to manage inflows and outflows billing and maintenance contracts).
- Create a local service to manage inflows and outflows billing and maintenance contracts).
- Create a local service to manage inflows and outflows billing (between service areas) and maintenance contracts. This will involve hiring a service manager to look after the service. This person is hired (and fired) by the service users.
- Repeat for all possible services - especially those currently performed by local councils, urgently, Education, Health, roads, and waste.
- Remove local councils and Members of Parliament (MP's). Representation at the micro level by voting at ward level.
- Remove political gerrymandering of boundaries by allowing those on the edges of wards to join a neighbouring ward service.
- National voting is the sum of each of the local ward's vote, while still not true direct democracy it is certainly much closer, and as wards create themselves without gerrymandering the wards will more accurately reflect the desires of the locals.
1. Distributed and redundant development to replace bespoke in-house research and development so brands minimise their risks and costs while maximising the potential rewards.