4e Dynamic Flows – Wealth Factors and Gaia$
...at the human/Gaia interface, 050APC
When the people of any Region decided to
join the BPG initiative, the majority agreed to the basic intent of the
overall BPG proposals and to its process and values, stated simply here:
For All of humanity:
To live in harmony within the natural
environment of our Gaian planetary
To live in peace with our human
To have no discrimination such as
gender, race, colour or creed.
accept a share of responsibility for sustainable stewardship of our home,
thereby earn the enjoyment of rights and the freedom
pursue happiness and a meaningful life.
accept the challenge of stewardship
the land and waters of our Region,
foster cooperation with neighbouring Regions,
assess our Regional wealth based on what we need and what we have,
to work toward long term sustainable through optimum population
order to achieve health and happiness within our Regional means.
use democratic processes to choose Regional leaders.
By this agreement the people of the Regions
agree to organize themselves and their government in accordance with UR
regulatory requirements as administered through the BioRegion,
if they are a part of one. Here are
requirements to which they agree:
o To operate a Regional Government in accordance with democratic
o To participate on Regional wealth measurement and reporting;
o To operate a Regional Bank of Gaia (BG-R);
o To accept Gaia$ as the only means of exchange of goods and
services, except direct neighborly barter.
(There was a period of overlap in the early days as the blown bubble
of the debt-based standard and fiat$ drifted into oblivion.)
o To publicly express total Regional wealth as Wealth Per Capita (WPC);
o To hold public training sessions to explain why some ways of
doing things must be vastly different from the way it was done BPC (Before
Paradigm Change). A few of the new
concepts will be, no private land ownership, money will be interest free, and a basic living wage for all who accept
Regional citizenship. The 12 Personal Gaia Principles are
offered as guideline material.
TS Note: While digesting this rather technical section,
it is useful to keep in mind that the basic holistic goal of the dynamic
systems described herein is to eventually supplant many layers of current
government bureaucratic guidelines, and documents.
Human Activity management involves a complex array of
issues driven by a complex animal.
This dynamic society proposal is likely as simple as possible to be
a useful sketch of corrective measures and yet to convey a meaningful
outline in order for others to enable them to participate in developing the
The development of any complex system of guidance,
whether for Spaceship Earth or an office building, requires (1) the concept
idea: (2) the initial design specifications: (3) a design team to fine tune
the specification: (4) a project management department: (5) groups of teams
to construct and assemble the blueprints of system sections. In the case of achieving our destination
of 3D-Optimum, no new physical
products need to be invented. The
Abstract-Reality called BPG will simply be an assembly of documents that
when completed and integrated will take the shape of dynamic democratic
governance. Someone has to do it or it will not get done - and we know
the consequences of failure.
In the BPC (Before Paradigm Change) era the
limitless fiat$ had nothing whatsoever to do with real human wealth. Riane Eisler’s brief statement represents all that humans
really need, repeated here:
wealth is a measurement of a robust ecology
and the general health and happiness of
The Regional wealth system will be
operational when the majority of people are ready: To
accept a share of responsibility for sustainable stewardship of our home; and who, thereby earn the enjoyment of rights and the freedom to pursue
happiness and a meaningful life within a sustainable planet.
Nevertheless, a monetary currency is needed
to facilitate trade and commerce and to enable individuals to have a range
of freedoms in choice and lifestyle.
As in the BPC era, monetary control will continue to be used as a
means of limiting or accelerating human activity.
This section continues with an outline of
Gaia$ systems and flows and then moves to key points about corporations,
and then to population dynamics and to an outline of Wealth Factors, and the balancing act.
Gaia$ - The money system basics in year 050APC
All transactions are conducted electronically,
there is no coin or paper money. [R1]
As mentioned in the earlier section, the Bank of Gaia consists of:
Bank of Gaia
of the United Regions (BG-UR);
Bank of Gaia at each Association Of
Bank of Gaia BioRegional in each BioRegion (BG-BRn);
Regional Bank of Gaia in every
Region (BG-Rn) – the people’s bank.
All of the global Gaia$ money is accounted for by the
BG-UR. However, all of these Gaia$
are assigned to the BG-Rs of the world.
Higher level banks may have Gaia$ for a variety of functions but all
of that money will be assigned from BG-Rs (interest free, of course). That assignment will show up as a debit
(or credit?) in each GB-R ledger.
And some of it may be assigned to corporations and other special
accounts. This idea is expanded a
few pages below.
There are a few basic changes in philosophy within the
new paradigm that are essential to the systems approach. To illustrate why seemingly drastic
changes are necessary, before describing those, here are a few points
described in the MCP Appendix as
a reminder that the power of money, and who controls it, has always been
the nemesis of democracy. Since it
is people of the regions of the world that use money, it must be the
Regional governments of the world that control it.
By 050APC all corporations including banks
(BOGs) had been returned to their original sole purpose of performing a
service for the good of the community.
All corporations are now
Regions of the world, through their BG-R,
are the only corporate shareholders.
All Regions have a significant budget for investing in corporations
of their choice. Corporations can be very large or very small and local.
Corporate shares may be held in one, or
dozens, of Regions throughout the world, as is the case of heavy equipment
manufacturers, or of specialty high tech or pharmaceutical products; products
that need a global market to justify development and setup costs. There is a special category for research
institutes whose product is knowledge, usually a branch of a
In a stock market-like forum shares of
corporations can be bought and sold by Regions of the world. Each Region
has a stock trading department.
(There is also a global stock
market-like forum where Regions balance WF data to obtain their maximum
Wealth/Capita. See Balancing Act, below. )
A basic premise for corporations: If they
produce products that individuals or other corporations need and purchase,
they are likely to be supported by shareholders. If they do not sell durable quality
products that can be maintained or serviced, the Region shareholders will
dump them and they will cease to exist.
The purpose of corporations is to provide society with benefits from the
product or service they provide. An
ideal corporation would produce an efficient product for the market once,
and then provide parts and maintenance support for 100 years. Also, automation will be used where
possible. This leads to increased
human leisure time with little or no loss of remuneration. Automation now serves humanity.
Corporations can advertise products in a
Goods & Services, catalogue-like data base. Sales can also be made on line. Anyone in
the BPG world who wants something can find source and price. However, the majority of exchanges are
direct and local.
In all cases where resource extraction takes
place, such as mining, the Region in which the mine is located has a veto
on expansion or major changes to the company mandate in their area. The Regional government must balance
between the gain in revenue through its shares in the company and from the
pay to local employees, against whether to tolerate ecological degradation
to their community, of which they are the stewards. This removes one of the serious problems
of the old paradigm, the absentee
Industrial farming operations are limited to
operations within the Regions of one BioRegion. Specialty food distributors may operate
Companies in the entertainment and arts
industry operate like any other company, and must produce what people want,
or they cease to exist.
Regions with suitable unspoiled nature space
sometimes host corporations catering to tourists.
Work, wages, leisure and happiness;
A few enlightened economists in the BPC years had
pointed out that the capitalist growth economy, with its companion
consumerist society, was extremely inefficient in both energy usage and
resources. In his ’89 book, The World’s Wasted Wealth, Economist
estimated the amount of labor needed to sustain a modern civilization with
basic needed goods and services would require about a 20 hour work week for
adults between 20 to 60 years of age.
Smith recognized the wasted energy, more than 50%, of producing
products with a short time span of usefulness. Another point was that the benefits of
technologies and automation enriched shareholders, not the public. Smith and others also recognized that
non-fossil-fuel agriculture would require significantly more labor than
before. However, they knew that many
adults get satisfaction from doing productive work long into their aging
years, simply for the satisfaction of doing so as a community benefit. Some examples from the BPC era were
volunteer fire departments, disaster relief efforts, or hospital
auxiliaries, and a wide variety of other community services. Another example of volunteerism was the
many packages of free computer software, sometimes the result of a global
cooperative initiative via internet.
These earlier efforts paved the way for the UE design team to begin
its vital work.
Forecasts by those economists of long ago have been
proven to be reasonably accurate, and at 050APC individuals of most Regions
now have significant time for leisure and private pursuits, and report high
scores on the Wealth Factors assessing happiness and well-being [R3].
All adult citizens have an account at BG-R, and most
day-to-day lifestyle and activity choices are much the same as BPC, except
there is no cash currency. Global
standards encourage Regions to give everyone a base amount of money that is
adequate for food and shelter in their particular Geographic area. Regions have latitude in deciding at what
age children receive an individual account at the BG-R.
When a person works for a corporation (whether
industrial, or community agencies such as garbage disposal or the Regional
bank) they are all entitled to a wage at the discretion of the corporation.
All payments to individuals are through their BG-R
account. Regions place a limit on
individual remuneration. The UR guidelines
suggest that the highest wage can be only 10 times more than the lowest
paid employee. Also, the Region will
set a limit for the maximum Gaia$ holdings of any individual. They may continue to work past their
earning-limit but their accumulated income will not increase. Their satisfaction will be derived from
being a valuable member of the community, doing useful work.
The reason for limits to pay and money accumulation is
to strike a balance between the incentive of some individuals to achieve
and live a more affluent life-style, and the greater need of the community
in a closed system of (Regional) money.
The community benefits from individual incentive and hard work of
individuals, but limits prevent the creation of deep differences in rich/poor
divide. Many individuals are quite
happy on the lower income range. All
adult members of the Region receive a basic living wage each month.
Human happiness data indicates that the amount of money
one earns is not nearly as important as the satisfaction of being a
contributing useful member of society and a general feeling of community
spirit. Happiness can be derived as
a private entrepreneur, or within an industrial corporation, or in care for
the aged, or looking after community gardens, or to doing personal pursuits
for a few years.
Jubilee [R4]: One of the controversial issues
considered as Regions agreed to become a Dynamic Society was whether to give credit for property and
fiat$ holdings from BPC. While some
regions made exceptions, the UE guideline recommendation was to take
guidance from biblical wisdom and to declare that entrance to the paradigm
change era to be equivalent to Jubilee.
In ancient times, recurring Jubilee (about each 50 years) meant that
land was returned to the commons, slaves were freed and debts were
The need for Jubilee even in biblical times is a
striking example how unregulated human economic systems eventually played
out like a Monopoly game.
Distributed wealth ends when a few individuals have it all. Continued occasional Jubilee might have
avoided the historic economic bubbles, bursts and depressions and
associated wars that occurred in the centuries BPC. In the APC years temporary wealth
anomalies are detected early and neutralized through regulation and
For many years BPC there were many people who would
simply move illegally to another country for a wide variety of
reasons. Most of these illegal
immigrants were eventually able to get jobs and become part of their new
community. This practice virtually
ended APC because each Region’s Gaia$ were the only means of exchange, and
only citizens of the Region had access to Gaia$. However, individuals could legally
immigrate to another area with due process and the agreement of the two
involved Regional governments. In a
Dynamic Society, each Region must have control over its human
population. In the overpopulated
world at the end of the BPC era, many tough choices had to be made.
Gone are the days of holdups for cash and bank
robberies. Gone are the days of
tycoons or despots stashing money in foreign bank accounts. Bank records and accounts are audited by
third party auditors on a regular basis, with open access to all accounts.
accept a share of responsibility for sustainable stewardship of our home;
thereby earn the enjoyment of rights and the freedom
pursue happiness and a meaningful life.
When the majority of people of a Region agreed to join
the Dynamic Society movement,
they agreed that human fertility must be one of the controllable variables
and that positive human population growth may (likely) need to change to
negative growth in order to achieve 3D-Optimum
In the early years there were, however, many whose historic culture
or religion conflicted with idea of procreation limits being set by the
community. Human nature is such that
the argument for long-term future well-being does not provide a high level
of motivation for, perhaps the majority of individuals (80/20 rule). But when the issue is expressed in terms
of their short-term financial well-being, and also that of their immediate
friends and neighbours in the per-capita-dynamic
society, it would generally bring the issue into clearer focus as a, my rights VS my neighbours rights, issue. The 12 step Gaia Principles also helped many people learn to accept the
needed changes of the new paradigm.
To some degree, techniques for convincing individuals to
accept the fertility guidelines was a reluctant acceptance to agree to the
principle of, “Mutual Coercion Mutually Agreed Upon" [R5] as suggested by a wise writer named Hardin. This meant that on critical paradigm
changing issues where individuals have a problem to comply with a specific
needed change, it was mutually acceptable to
suggest community group therapy to help encourage individuals to accept the
sometimes uncomfortable new social guidelines for the good of all.
In Regions where WF analysis indicated a very low
wealth per capita (very many people, very little wealth), these Regions
usually had a the most rigorous population
reduction target of 1.0 birth per female.
Eventual, when the target of 3d-Optimum has been reached,
replacement level of about 2.2 births per female would be the guideline.
A key factor in rapid general acceptance of
fertility guidelines was that, to be accepted into the Dynamic Societies the majority of Regional voters agreed to
enforce gender equality and holistic education. Within a very few years these changes
helped women basically take charge of procreation choices. After all, it is mostly a motherhood
issue. This was not uncommon in some
much earlier societies, and was a return to customs of very many centuries
ago, before paternalistic religions diminished the female [R6] leadership role in society: or in the aboriginal based seventh generational considerations
in policy making.
Another positive factor was that most Regions
considered the proper raising of a child to be a valuable community asset,
and compliant mothers were paid a salary, beyond basic, for their service
to the community.
Any region that does not accept the BDG program
will be unable to trade with other regions, and soon nature’s cull will
limit population. [R7]
Wealth Factor (WF) importance
WF data is one of the key sources of information going
into the State Of Gaia
reports. These reports are critical
to decision-making in the wheelhouse of civilization: decisions needed to
choose appropriate heading and rate-of-change toward 3D-Optimum – a sustainable human civilization on our small blue
As pointed out in the previous section there are
two underlying interacting dynamic systems at play within the Dynamic Society, each requiring
The first is the primary system of gross HA (Human-Activity) to be regulated
toward optimum. When optimised in
both total population and in resource throughput, the rate of change in population
and in resource throughput will be toward the future time when HA within
Mother nature’s systems will have no significant
disruptive influence on Gaia – the dynamic system goal. When this occurs civilization will have
reached 3D-Optimum and the system will have reached homeostasis.
The second system is the dynamics of money supply and flows which
represents the regulatory mechanism of human-activity. When the second system is in dynamic
balance the Wealth Factor based amount of money in the global economic
system – sum total of Gaia$ in all BG-Rs, as continuously recorded at the
BG-UN, will not be increasing or decreasing - much. Humans will be able to purchase all goods
and services needed (Gaia$ outflow) and the corporations, farmers and
entrepreneurs of the world can produce these goods and services using the
flow of money spent by the public as the Gaia$ inflow. When this condition is reached, the BG’s
sum of the money in all Regions will represent all the money in
However, in order to make this process viable from the beginning, at the
time of system change, (PJ), the issue of ecological overshoot needed
to be acknowledged and dealt with.
Since human-activity used the Gaian resources ~ 1.7 planets at that
time (20??), the money supply based on scientifically measured Wealth
Factors on Earth would not provide enough Gaia$ to maintain the essential flow
of industry, goods and services.
Therefore a Footprint Loan
(FL) was injected to provide essential operating Gaia$ when the new system
was implemented. Each Region’s Footprint Loan per capita is well
publicized in the Regions in order to help persuade communities and
individuals of the need to reduce both population and resource throughput
for the well-being of future generations.
WFs act as the control valves - opened wider to
accelerate monetary flow and increase human-activity, or close to reduce
the monetary flow and reduce human-activity. These vales are regulate through WF bias
adjustments (multiplication factor) as directed by the WF regulatory
group. Therefore, WF
measurements/evaluations are an extremely important link it the process of
regulating HA. As required by any
viable corporate Quality Assurance system, random third-party audits of
Regional WF measurement and evaluations are essential, given the historical
propensity of humans to cheat in such situations (the 20%?, of the 80/20
Each Regional government has a Regional Department of Wealth (RDW). The RDW has two branches. One branch is the Wealth Factor Balance section, described under The Balancing Act, a few paragraphs
The other is the Wealth
Factor Measurement (WFM) branch. This branch works within guidelines developed
by the UN Standards section. They deal
with establishing a number that represents the reading/assessment of each
WF. Regions that are mostly rural
will have vastly different physical wealth assets than Regions that are
mostly urban. The Balancing Act section will discuss
how inter-Regional WF swaps help to stabilize the system by helping to
prevent oversupply or undersupply of this or that particular factor in a
Region or group of Regions. For
example, urban industrial manufacturing capability could be exchanged with
rural flow-energy abundance and food.
WF measurements and exchanges as described below, may
appear quite complex at first acquaintance: However, consider the BPC days
with banking, stock markets, international currency evaluations, import
tax, duties, hedge funds, futures markets, global derivative Ponzi schemes,
etc., etc. - compared to these the WF system is remarkably simple – and it
deals with tangible elements (mostly).
In the first several years APC there were many changes,
corrections and exceptions to the basic founding rules. And now, at 050APC, all elements of the
WF system and the Gaia$ system are part of a relatively smooth operating
dynamic flow where feedback produces needed regulatory action on HA in our
continuing quest for the 3D-Optimum.
WFs are numeric readings of components of human
activity. There are several categories of Wealth Factors. WFs are based on the things we use or
consume. One WF is an assessment of
the local Gaian biological robustness.
There is a WF assessment of human happiness and well-being. WFs are measured by statistical review,
by physical measurement based on scientific principles, and some by public
Department of Wealth has a WF ledger.
Some WFs are on the positive side and some are on the negative
side. The people of the Region are
wealthier when the positive side of the WF ledger is continuously larger
than the negative side.
A permanent Review and Arbitration Committee (WF-RAC) of the UR oversee WF
issues and are to a large degree guided by data from the Human Activity Index. They also resolve Regional WF questions
or disputes that cannot be solved at the AoBioRegional
or BioRegion level.
The WF-RAC may adjust the multiplication
factor on any specific WF(s) in some areas of the world, or in a whole AoBioRegion in order to give a systemic bias
toward increase or decrease use of
that specific WF in that area. Also,
temporary measures can be implemented at the AoBioRegions
or BioRegional level in order to deal with an
anomaly, whether human or weather or geologically caused. An example may be to adjust WFs to make
fishing impractical in some parts of the world.
The WF-RAC gives consideration to data
indicating that human happiness would be increased or decreased with more
or less industrial throughput, or more or less entertainment industry, or
with more or less parks and protected green zones, or more or less humans.
Example Wealth Factors used in year 050APC
The text herein touches on some of the key categories of
WFs. Each WF has a significant
volume of documentation that has evolved over the APC years in documents
published by the Global Standards group that are continuously updated on
WF Flow-Energy Production
Most Regions capture at least some flow-energy that is
listed on the positive side of the ledger.
Many rural Regions have a positive balance, and for some,
flow-energy is their major export asset.
Energy generation corporations (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) are
non-profit organizations; the large ones are interregional organizations.
WF Flow-Energy Use
Flow-energy used in a Region appears on the negative
side of the ledger. Urban areas
generally import energy from rural Regions, and have a greater negative
than positive WF on their ledger in this category. Within a Region that captures just enough
energy for its own needs, the internal use value on the negative side would
balance the energy generation on the positive side. The reason for separate WF for
flow-energy generation and use is to produce a systemic bias toward energy
efficiency, i.e., using less and producing more adds to a Region’s total
WF Atomic Energy
Shortly after PC001, there was an agreement at UR to add
an incremental annual increase to the negative WF of all fission atomic
energy used. By 050APC very little
fission atomic energy is still used, although scientists predict that
plentiful clean fusion atomic energy will be available in about 20 years
(as had been constantly predicted for the past 150 years J). Regions willing to store radioactive
waste accumulated before paradigm change times have a positive WF to
counterbalance the potential danger to their community. By accepting this
dangerous wastes, those Regions provide a service to the world.
WF Petroleum Fossil Products – Industrial
In 050APC oil, coal and gas are still used, mostly for
chemical and plastics production.
Fossil product use is a highly negative entry.
WF Petroleum Fossil Products – Fuel
In some Regions, a few corporations still operated
specialty aircraft that require oil.
Oil or gas are still used as emergency energy backup sources, such
as on ocean going sailing ships that are primarily moved by wind and
sunshine. Sails are fabricated with
thin film solar collectors, gathering energy from both sun and wind. Ocean crossing times are somewhat longer
than the fossil fuel energized monsters of the BPC era. Fossil fuel use is a high negative WF.
WF – Food
Like the WF on flow-energy, there is a separation of
factors for food produced, for food used, and for food imported. Food may come from household gardens, or
farms, or factories, or river lakes and oceans, or it may be imported from
WF – Water
The amount of renewing water to satisfy local needs and
the amount that could be exported to neighbouring
Regions are positive factors.
Regional water usage and water for export are listed
separately. Regions drawing water
from a common non-renewing aquifer have a high negative WF.
WF – Nature
Green space for biodiversity adds to the positive
side. This can be wetlands, marshes,
forests, open deserts - and parks open to human leisure and potentially
used to host visitors from other Regions.
City’s normally start with a negative nature factor that can be
reduced by adding green spaces within the city. Population reduction enhances this
WF – Industry
Industrial capability for production of recyclable goods
and the human resources needed to produce export products. Industrial output is the primary positive
factor of most urban Regions.
WF – Waste
The volume of garbage that cannot be recycled or
composted is negative.
WF - Imports Products
Regions try to be as autonomous as possible because
imported products and services add to the negative ledger side.
WF – Infrastucture
A general assessment of conditions of roads, water
delivery and sewers, etc. and the status of the Regional energy grid. This category assesses need for future
spending needed to sustain services.
WF - Human Services-Basic
The quality and quantity of human services such as
medicine, education, research institutes, and the arts. And the availability of these services
for people of other Regions.
WF - Human Services-Leisure
Quality and quantity of human services in the arts and
entertainment are positive, especially if they generate revenue from people
of other Regions.
WF - Population: +/- ?
Regional human population. (See discussion on balancing
WF - Population Trends +/- ?
Factors are based on changes to total Regional
WF - Happiness +/- ?
Regional criterion for human happiness. Since this is a
highly subjective area, Regions and BioRegions
have a high degree of latitude in setting the standard in this
category. Historical racial or
cultural background often influence choices.
WF - Health +/- ?
There is a global standard for assessment of human
health and quality of life.
The Balancing Act
This area is the responsibility of the Wealth Factor Balance section of the
Regional government’s Regional
Department of Wealth (RDW).
The people of all Regions require energy, water, food,
goods and services. No Region is
completely self-sufficient, therefore exchanges with other Regions is
essential. This mutual dependency is
a significant factor in fostering mutual cooperation and easing of cultural
or religious barriers of old.
All Regions will have a blend of positive and negative
factors. Most WF flows are
Regionally controllable within limits - some limits are imposed by nature,
some by intelligent assessment.
Urban areas tend to produce less energy and food than
they use, but they may offer universities, or manufactured products, or
great theatre or art productions.
Rural areas generally have an abundance in
food and or flow-energy, or massive forests, but must purchase manufactured
goods and specialty products from urban areas. They will send young people to
universities generally associated with an urban area. Early education is as Regional as
Some specialty items, such as heavy machinery or
computers, or medical equipment, may need to be obtained from the other
side of the world, and have large travel costs associated with the
To facilitate balancing transactions, one function of
the Human Activity Index branch
is to compile all regional WF data on a global real-time database. This data lists the WF data of every
Region in the world, and every Region in the world has access to this
It is the responsibility of each Region’s Wealth Factor Balance section to
make WF swaps with other Regions in order to balance as closely as
possible, each of their WFs. Both
Regions must agree with this swap.
Example: Urban Region “A” has a high positive WF in
industrial and educational capability.
Rural Region “B” has surplus energy and food. Region “A” agrees to take part of the
food excess from Region “B”, and “B” takes a percentage of “A’s industrial
surplus. But “A” will need more that just “B’s food, therefore it must save part of the
surplus industry to swap with other Regions for a variety of needs.
One purpose of the balancing procedure is that the
summary reports of WF balances will highlight surplus or deficits of this
or that WF:
If the world, or a AOBioregions,
has a surplus of a certain class of manufacturing capability, it should be
reduced and the people should do something else, or reduce HA, either with
less resource throughput or by more restrictive fertility laws.
If the world, or a AOBioregion,
has a deficit in flow-energy, more effort is needed in this area, or reduce
HA, either with less resource throughput or by more restrictive fertility
If Region “C” has a large negative WF
balance, and has spent all its positive WFs, the WF Regulators will direct
BG-Regional to reduce the money supply to BG-R of “C”. It may change the nature of its
activities, if geographically possible, or it needs to apply more restrictive fertility
If Region “D” has a net positive WF balance,
and have balanced all of their other needs, they are indeed fortunate. They may remain with a very high per
capita wealth, or they may allow some immigration. At least they have pleasant options, such
as increasing the travel budgets or further reducing working hours. These are the decisions of the people of
the Region through their Regional government.
Note: Inter Regional WF swaps indicate an intent to do
business as indicated, however, it does not prohibit individuals or
corporations from purchasing goods or services from other Regions of the
The Wealth Factor
Regulator of the Global Standards
group, monitor the balancing results.
From this and other data they adjust the WF bias levels to ensure
that the combination of Gaia$ supply and WF bias levels are such that
overall HA levels will continue to be reduced until 3D-Optimum is
reached. Both resource throughput
and fertility level controls are the key control factors that will enable
the good ship human civilization to reach the calm waters of sustainability
and relatively cloud free future for our next and following generations.
In the year 050APC the average WF is still negative
because 3D-Optimum has not yet been reached, but the target date is now
076APC. But hundreds of Regions are
now in the net positive WF area with no Footprint
Debt, and the Global Footprint debt
is now relatively small. Many areas of Gaian nature are returning toward
robust conditions: Fish stocks are one example, however, increased ocean
temperatures from AGW have altered basic sea conditions from the earlier stable
state of Gaia, but different types of species now seem to thrive much
better. Jellyfish stew is global
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Bitcoin is an experimental new digital currency that enables instant
payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer
technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and
issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is also
the name of the open source software which enables the use of this
currency. The software is a community-driven open source project, released
under the MIT license.
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philosopher, J.W. Smith
has written many books illustrating the waste of the corporate driven
growth economy in books with titles like, World’s Wasted Wealth, or Corporate
Capitalism. Written in the ‘80s and has written many since. He gives details on how subsidies, trade
agreements and industrialization are all designed to improve the well-being
of corporations. It is mostly from
his writings that I took the likely labour needed
ot operate a society designed for people , not corporations. I corresponded with Smith a few times
about 1997. He now operates The
Institute for Economic Democracy.
Also see: http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC37/Smith.htm
great resource to highlight these details is a great video by
Anne Leonard suitable for all ages give glimpse of the workings of our
consumerist society, who pulls the strings.
“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all
the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of
this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute,
fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and
consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a
3D-Optimume number of environmental and social issues, and calls us
together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you
something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at
all the stuff in your life forever.” http://storyofstuff.org
is an award winning film about how much better off
people would be in a changed paradigm where people were more important than
corporations where localization is one major key to happiness. Bill McKibbon
says studies show that happiness peaked in USA in 1958.
*Limited Experienced Happiness or Unlimited Expected Utility, What About
Review of Happiness
Around the World;
ScienceDaily (July 4, 2011) — In 1943, American psychologist
Abraham Maslow proposed that all humans seek to fulfill a hierarchy of
needs, which he represented with a pyramid. The pyramid's base, which he
believed must come first, signified basic needs (for food, sleep and sex,
for example). Safety and security came next, in Maslow's view, then love
and belonging, then esteem and, finally, at the pyramid's peak, a quality
he called "self-actualization." Maslow wrote that people who have
these needs fulfilled should be happier than those who don't.
and Development Review March 2011
A Global Perspective on
Happiness and Futility by Mikko Myrskylä
The literature on fertility and happiness has neglected
comparative analysis. we investigate the
fertility/happiness association using data from the world values Surveys
for 86 countries. we find that, globally,
happiness decreases with the number of children. this
association, however, is strongly modified by individual and contextual
factors. most importantly, we find that the
association between happiness and fertility evolves from negative to
neutral to positive above age 40, and is strongest among those who are
likely to benefit most from upward intergenerational transfers. in addition, analyses by welfare regime show that the
negative fertility/ happiness association for younger adults is weakest in
countries with high public support for families, and the positive
association above age 40 is strongest in countries where old-age support
depends mostly on the family. overall these
results suggest that children are a long-term investment in well-being, and
highlight the importance of the life-cycle stage and contextual factors in
explaining the happiness/fertility association.
[R4] Jubilee from biblical
Garret Hardin, "The Tragedy of the Commons", Garrett
From Part I Steps Leading to the Circle of Issue
Displacement of feminine balance: The beginning of androcentrism
in her book, Chalice & The Blade, makes a historical review of
many sources indicating that in early human societies, the female did
indeed have a much larger role than today.
Going back to the Stone Age, 30,000 years
ago, nude figures of goddesses adorned their rocky cave walls. Evidence of female leadership continued
throughout the following 20,000 years, through the Neolithic era, where
cooperative societies lived in relative peaceful communities. This lasted until about 3000 BCE when
Western cultures and religions began to emerge, dethroning the female
goddesses. Female equality has never
returned although progress is being made in some societies.
Also books list by Virginia Abernathy regarding woman’s ability to limit
Islamic rule now a threat to democracy in Brussels :
… in UK
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