This is intended to be a serious record of economic and technical practices that individuals can use to promote free scholarship and critical inquiry in their present or future communities.
It is hoped that first-time contributors will propose their own detailed, pragmatic models for an actual community designed to promote these activities, addressing, if appropriate:
- location, facilities
- duration; seasonality
- scale, scope
- relation to technologies
- legal structure
- comparison with existing institutions
Non-novel debate concerning the basic merits of the secular monastery project is somewhat discouraged: The opposition already amply pervades ordinary life, while general support of the concept is assumed and therefore not considered a valuable contribution.
Debate on the merits of specific proposals is strongly encouraged!