"[T]here are, at bottom, basically two ways to order social affairs, Coercively, through the mechanisms of the state -- what we can call political society. And voluntarily, through the private interaction of individuals and associations -- what we can call civil society. ... In a civil society, you make the decision. In a political society, someone else does. ... Civil society is based on reason, eloquence, and persuasion, which is to say voluntarism. Political society, on the other hand, is based on force." ~ Ed Crane
My name’s Michael Fielding, I’ve lived on the Earth through 22 orbits and recently graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Computer Science. I’ve begun my big adventure, currently living in the Caribbean aboard my boat, Sovereignty. Right now I’m in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and I plan to stay for a few months to really explore the island and the culture.
I’m a full-time thinker and adventurer. I love experiencing new things and new places. I try to see the world as objectively as possible and enjoy writing out my ideas. I also love learning, my interests include economics, philosophy, physics, space, technology and more.