This little Manifesto is the result of four years of discussion by a group of students reading for their undergraduate degrees at the ancient and elite University of St. Andrews. It is the distillation of the main recommendations of a five hundred thousand word book manuscript called Freeing Growth: Volume 1 which assumes that if we are screwed as the evidence would suggest, then an authoritarian regime is highly likely to be enacted by a panicking population as billions starve, floods of refugees hit our shores, and the price of oil, fresh water and raw materials skyrocket.
If an authoritarian regime is therefore likely inevitable, we asked what is the best form of authoritarianism? What measures would deliver rapid, long term sustainable economic growth? Who should be allowed civil liberties and who ought to be repressed? How do we go about restoring our relationship with God to the centre of our economy? What should be done about the old? Indeed, what should be done about the children?