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Politically, I'm what is called a "geolibertarian" and I have mutualist leanings in that I support occupancy and use property norms, mutual credit systems, market-based socialism, and such. However I have doubts certain aspects of it could work, such as anarchism. Perhaps one day it can, but right now I don't believe it would. That said, anarchism would be ideal.
Geolibertarianism, as I understand it, is the combination of two ideologies: Georgism and libertarianism. As a Georgist, I believe that the most legitimate form of taxation is the land value tax(LVT). It is different from the typical property tax but similar. The latter taxes all value of a property: including the buildings, farms, and other human-made improvements to it. An LVT, on the other hand, only taxes the unimproved value of the land and human-based improvements to it are not accounted for.
We posit that land since it is not the result of anyone's labor and exists independently of human existence, cannot be considered the private property of any human. Thus, a tax on it to fund a form of Universal Basic Income(UBI) such as the Citizen's Dividend(as proposed by economist Henry George for whom the ideology of Georgism is named after) is justified in that it gives back value(the value of land) that belongs to the entire human race to the rest of society. As libertarians, well, we generally support as limited government as possible. Since we argue the above logic is justified through the Lockean proviso, we view it as necessary for the government to do, but we generally oppose all other forms of welfare among many other things governments are known to do.
While I stated I have an Associate Degree, I'm working on further education. I want a background in several of the cognitive sciences. So I have an AA in psychology and am working on a double major in Philosophy and Neuroscience and learning computer science as well. My long-term educational goals are to acquire a Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary field of Cognitive Science, which deals with those aforementioned subjects, but also Anthropology, cognitive linguistics, and artificial intelligence - pretty much every subject needed to understand intelligence.