Political law

Politics is about getting others to do what you want when you want it while having others pay the transactions cost for getting what you want when you want it. Politics is also about turning public resources into pools of funding that sustains the political oligarchy and the individuals that carry out their policies in the form of a bureaucracy.

Politics exists outside of government. It is truly organic unlike the artificial rules and institutions that comprise government. For people practice politics everyday. Parents practice politics in their children and the children, as they get older, form their own rules for getting what they want from parents.  People manipulate, cajole, promise, bribe, and beat others to get what they want.

Politics is violent ….

Government merely carries out rules that the winner in the political arena imposes on all others. Government is a black box; it is static.

Politics is dynamic; always in flux. It recognizes only one rule: dominate the environment by any means that maintains the dominant argument. Political law is about the creation or dismantling of rules that allow a country’s ruling elite to control and disseminate resources for its ultimate benefit.

Political law, then, represents the settlement of political violence, whether that violence is caused buy multiple oligarch factions fighting for control of government or businesses pushing back on the control oligarchs exert over the private sector.  Valid political law should concern itself only with what it can recover for those who hold capital…

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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