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WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT ISN’T
Incentivized asynalagonomy is not asynalagonomy. It is incentivized. Asynalagonomy has some features similar to a resource based economy but it is not given that name as it is not associated in any way with adherents to resource based economy systems such as that of the Venus Project, founded by Jacques Fresco, or the Zeitgeist Movement and Peter Joseph. Incentivized asynalagonomy provides sufficient incentives to get people to work. It abandons trade but not ownership. As such, it is superior to a resource based economy. It was conceived entirely by James Carvin in 1981 and it was not derived from any other system or proposal. It is not associated with any utopia. It is born of simple economic observations. It is not a “Trust Economy” or “Gift Economy.” Resource based economies by any name are entirely Utopian and naive. True, altruism and leisurely creativity can be a driving force for some, but not for the majority. Without systems of incentives, they fail because most people are not goodhearted like they could be. As a whole, people are selfish by nature. They will not do good for society just because they can, even if some will. As a result resource based economies are likely to turn into bad non-monetary experiments.
An incentivized asynalagonomy, by contrast, is regulated through a system of intelligent incentives that serve as a reason to work and do undesirable jobs, yet without trading. Associated specifically with the founding ideas of James Carvin, it is an elaborate system involving democratic input, where appropriate incentives and rewards are determined by the people using Internet communications rather than by a central government. It is not anarchist as some RBE systems are, nor communist. And it does not preach revolution but transformation. It does have government, but its government is subject to the same system of rewards appropriate to every type of work. It can exist in a constitutional democracy like the United States but, being without trade, involves radical constitutional reforms, which are specified in the eighth chapter of the Restoration Party Manifesto.
“Asynalagonomy” has Greek orgins: “a” (not) “synalagwn” (trading). It means it is an economy with no trading. No trading in itself would fail. Resource based economies fail because even though they are more efficient than monetary based economies by design, people are not naturally goodhearted enough to make them work. Incentivized non-trading economies, are by contrast, very effective. They combine the incentive power of capitalism with the efficiency of resource based economies.
Incentivized asynalagonomy is not barter. It is not capitalism. It is not socialism. It is not communism. It is not fascism. These have all failed. Unlike any of these, wherever incentivized asynalagonomy has been tried it has succeeded.
INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMIES HAVE BEEN TESTED AND PROVEN
Incentivized asynalagonmies have been tried? Where?
Families. There are more than one billion of them on the earth today. In almost every case, incentivized asynalagonomy is practiced. Families are not always successful. They are often very dysfunctional. But the typical modality is to share without cost and to reward for good behavior. If any of those families chose a capitalist or socialist or communist economic model, they would quickly self-destruct. Do you charge your children to eat? Why do you feed them? Do you use the words “theirs” and “his” and “mine” in your family? Of course you do. Ownership is respected in families. Giving gifts is more common in families than trading property is. Communication of needs in the context of availability of resources, is what generally determines what family members receive – nothing more.
Like families, incentivized asynalagonomies are effective and efficient regardless of religious or philosophical perspective. Parents rule and children are ruled but the input of each person is communicated even from the first cries of an infant. An incentivized asynalagonomy can be applied using various forms of government rule, not just that of parents. It can work in monarchies. It can work in parliamentary systems. It can work in republics. It can work in democracies. It cannot work with capitalism or sociocapitalism because these involve trade. Fascist regimes do not require trade but also make for bad incentivized asynalagonomies. Freedom of pluralistic belief and expression thrives in a healthy asynalagonomy just as it does in healthy families. Violent revolution is to be avoided if at all possible. Asynalagonomy by brute force would be factious. It is far better to wait for economies to implode at a time when leadership is willing and capable of instituting change. The time is now ripe for asynalagonomic transformation because the failure of the American economy is imminent. Incentivized asynalagonomy can be won peacefully in an age of intensive education and enlightenment. Brilliant channels of education are all that is required. Violent revolution and dictatorship is absolutely unnecessary.
There is no NeoLenninism here. Communism is a fail as is socialism and so is all violent revolution. That said, incentivized asynalagonomy is certainly revolutionary but it is better to think in terms of peaceful transformation or better yet, metamorphosis. New incentivized asynalagonomies will require massive reform for constitutional governments when they convert over because enormous amounts of legislation presently exist on the presumption of trade. Starting incentivized asynalagonomies requires massive legislative reforms that remove trade from law like the shedding of an exoskeleton. Whole constitutional rewrites may be required in some cases. It will be the work of the Solution B Unit of the Restoration Party to prepare for the transition of America to an effective incentivized asynalagonomy after the coming economic apocalypse through constitutional rewrites. The work of constitutional revision in nations worldwide will be the work of Solution B Units of the Global Restoration Party for those nations seeking more effective economies and release from oppressive systems after the Restoration Party model is proven in various collapsed economies. Such preparation is not a core function of the Restoration Party itself, however. It will only belong to Solution B Units where the interest and need arises. Incentivized asynalagonomy itself is not a required value of the Restoration Party.
OWNERSHIP WITHOUT TRADE
So if there is no trade does that mean there is no ownership? What incentives exist if there is no ownership? How can there be ownership if there is no trade?
Ownership is a fundamental American right. Asynalagonomy does not take anything owned away from anyone. In the shift to an asynalagonomy from a sociocapitalist experiment, those who own property are welcome to keep that property if they want to. Asynalogonomy does not interfere with the right of individuals to possess things that can’t be taken away from them if they do not wish to surrender them willfully. Owning something does not require trade. You can always give away something you own, contributing it back to a pool of resources if you are tired of it or have no need of something or for altruistic purposes. It must be made clear that a fundamental right in any good incentivized asynalagonomy is the ability to own property at least in the sense of not having to fear that it can be taken away. Basic property rights are part of the American constitution and of any ideal asynalagonomy.
That said, there are some instances where confiscation of property are appropriate. For instance, when laws are broken, penalties in some cases might include the confiscation of property. This would be rare as incentivized asynalagonomies provide no inherent incentive to commit crime as sociocapitalist economies do.
DISCIPLINE AND INCENTIVE: THE FAMILY MODEL
Just as children are granted privileges in families when they contribute to the family’s needs by doing chores, just as they do not pay for their meals or room and board, so does the citizen of an incentivized asynalagonomy benefit from the resources of the state without cost, yet certain responsibilities are assigned and expectations exist as appropriate to each person’s abilities. Crime is disincentivized. The methods of incentivization and disincentivization belong to an elaborate but efficient system as described below. Family discipline normally operates based on rewards and disincentives. Approval and respect of other family members is the most common reward in families. The wise parent learns positive reinforcement to build character in his child. The husband is kind to his wife and children and his reward is their appreciation. The wife returns this kindness for the same reason. If they do such things to gain the reward, this is not a direct trade. It is a form of prestige and satisfaction that results in the context of community, which serves as an incentive.
PRESTIGE IN THE INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY
Incentivization involves an elaborate system in a healthy asynalagonomy and it centers on prestige or class. The highest citizens are those who perform work that the others find most difficult or repugnant. The plumber, the garbage collector, the roofer, the fire fighter, the gastroenterologist – nobody wants these jobs but they are vital for public welfare. To get anyone to do such work it is necessary to grant maximum incentive. The incentive is the level of resources a person is permitted to obtain. All products and services are free but obtaining various things requires adequate classification as a citizen. As an example, a dish washer at a busy restaurant may be qualified to own a large home and a boat with a dock, since few people want to wash dishes for a living. A writer, by contrast, is given a very low classification. Everybody wants to spend their days writing fiction novels and poetry. There is an overabundance of those people and an under-supply of demand. As a result, if anyone wants to be a writer, they essentially must agree to live with less prestige.
It may well be that a person is a brilliant writer, artist or musician. The system is more elaborate. It adds conditions and multiplications so that gifted artists can be encouraged. A person may also have multiple occupations. They may be either poor at the work they do or they may do it well. If they do a poor job this may be due to inability or due to unwillingness or misbehavior. Poor and exceptional performance is determined by auditors. Auditors are selected at random for various professions. Auditors are like secret shoppers. They rate a person’s quality of work. Auditors themselves are also audited. A high rating increases prestige. A low rating decreases it. Various arts are not rated wholesale. They are qualified. They start with an average. Exceptional work escapes the classification of that average.
There is also tenure. A person’s most recent ratings matter more than their past ratings, but their previous ratings create stability. We all have our bad days and sometimes we have to call in sick or have personal emergencies. No one is unemployed and rarely fired but retirement is expected and the incapable are excepted so there is overflow value from previous work done. Disability is subject to auditing. Feigning disability is a crime that can result in confiscation of property because it amounts to theft. A person can work extra hours if they choose and can work as many jobs as they want. When someone works beyond the standard number of hours it counts as a double occupation. The standard number of hours in a work week and the length of vacations and various rewards for occupations are determined by popular vote. Some jobs count hours. Other jobs count accomplishments. The people communicate. The people decide.
By multiplying ratings and occupational rank and adding life, annual and recent averages, plus audited handicaps, an algorithm for prestige classification is determined. The people vote on what and how much each classification is permitted to obtain. Whatever a person possessed prior to the transition they are permitted to keep, even if they were billionaires. Corporations, however, do not have rights of possession. Whatever belonged to corporate entities prior to the transition becomes the people’s resources. This includes machinery, equipment, inventory and raw materials on hand. Pretransition managers resume their old jobs but any jobs involving trade and monetary calculation are eliminated. This includes marketing, advertising, sales, financial planning, accounting, contract management, insurance, banking and more. Sociocapitalist economic collapse is not required prior to transition but tends to create the necessary conditions for public acceptance of radical change to an entirely new economic paradigm.
Asynalagonomy is far more efficient than sociocapitalism. Almost all jobs involving paperwork of any type are eliminated. Whoever was doing those jobs may now spend their time actually producing goods and services for the economy. That is why asynalagonomies increase the quality of living for citizens more than sociocapitalist systems can. Some 70-90% of jobs in sociocapitalist systems produce no real goods or services. They all involve collection of money or attempting to persuade people to spend money. Persuasion is unnecessary in an asynalagonomy because an increase in “sales” does not help anyone. Trade is immensely wasteful in terms of human hours. Besides, life is just nicer for everyone when there is no profiteering. No more telemarketers calling. No more commercials on television. No more blocking shows just so Comcast can rake in more dollars from you. No software anywhere requires a premium offer upgrade. You get the full version every time from the beginning. News is no longer driven by profit taking corporate media beholden to a few. And everyone gets the latest iPhone for free while developers develop much funner apps because they don’t have to worry about market competition. Pretty much anything anyone ever wanted to do in terms of a business idea that a venture capitalist might reject can flourish because start up capital is never an obstacle for an inventor in an asynalagonomy. Yet the reasons for starting a business are no longer financial profit, which is presently the case. The purpose becomes increasing the value of life for others based on anticipated demand.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMIES
There is also no reason to be concerned about intellectual property protection as a barrier to implementing a new idea. However, if someone copies someone else’s work, it is against the law to claim it is their own. The auditing system is never unfunded nor is the legal system. Intellectual property auditors will be a somewhat valued work class since the work is pretty dull and requires immense concentration, education and skill. Law and order will prevail because the people care about honest behavior so these won’t be in short supply. This is why intellectual property law will still exist. A person’s ideas remain their own. The fact mainly has value to their name and reputation. However, what belongs to a person’s name and reputation is a possession to be protected rather than sold. When others copy, they not only dishonor someone’s reputation and name, but they steal from the system by claiming someone else’s work is their own. Copying is a form of flattery, but credit must be given where it is due and it can’t be claimed as one’s own.
TRANSITIONING TO INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMIES
Because of political will, greed, ignorance and misunderstanding, an American incentivized asynalagonomy is extremely improbable in the immediate future. Such an idea, while entirely sensible to those with vision for a better world, is considered radical by most who hear of it. An economic collapse of immense proportions, however, may provide sufficient impetus to catapult a transition to an incentived asynalagonomy and this could take place in any country. Sadly, such a collapse seems inevitable in America since our national debt is already unsustainable, doubling at a rate of approximately once every eight to ten years. At the present rate of debt acceleration, all government will be forced to shut down because within twenty years it will no longer have money to pay for a military, a police force or other services. The interest to pay on the debt will be greater than the entire American budget by that time. If government remains fiscally irresponsible, it will cause a permanent shut down of all government operations. Therefore, the time to plan ahead for a constitutional incentivized asynalagonomy is now. Good planning can result in a smooth transition to a constitutional incentivized asynalagonomy within the context of our Representative Republic after a fairly easy to predict coming economic apocalypse.
It is therefore unnecessary to start a revolution to implement a constitutional incentivized asynalagonomy, as those involved in resource based economy movements sometimes advocate. It is only necessary to vote on certain reforms to restore us from a forthcoming economic apocalypse. The restoration will not only end the anarchy in the streets at that time but permanently free Americans from the oppression of the sociocapitalism that caused it. In the right conditions a bill can be passed in a matter of days that accomplishes this. The Solution B Unit will write songs for people to remember and prepare turn-key constitutional bills to help guide us through such a transition smoothly and quickly. Now is the time to prepare for such an opportunity.
INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY IN A CONSTITUTIONAL REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
Now that we have seen the definition of incentivized asynalagonomy, let’s examine what it would look like in a specifically American context. America is a representative Republic. It is “democratic” in some very limited ways. In an incentivized asynalagonomy, Americans would vote for representatives and representatives would write bills, though citizens can always take part in writing bills too, as is presently the case. Both senate law and house law would need to be revamped and the American Constitution with its Bill of Rights and amendments would have to be heavily revised through various amendments to scrub it of all reference to trade. Change to law would take place on the Federal, state and local level. Knowing how time consuming it is to write such law, the Solution B Unit would provide templates and samples for states and local governments and have all suggested revisions prepared prior to a pending apocalypse. We would use song learned through multimedia to prepare Americans for a black out during the anarchic phase of the economic collapse. The restoration of political will to that of the unity necessary for such a rebuilding of America will require the mnemonic assistance of songs that can’t be removed from hearts. There is a way out of anarchy on the streets. A very stark contrast between the crime of those days and the incentivized asynalagonomy that stands to succeed it. The lights will be out and the computers won’t work. We must remember!
DEALING WITH CRIME IN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMIES
Songs may be the best tool we have for surviving an apocalypse but incentivized asynalagonomy is not some la la fantasy polyanna. Polyanna belongs to resource based economy adherents who believe in the destruction of property rights and believe altruism is an adequate motivator for the common man. We need to abandon Utopian visions and understand that human nature this side of heaven is not selfless, to state the matter mildly. Crime will continue after such an apocalypse but it will not be as prominent as it is in sociocapitalist economies. First, there is no incentive for drug lords and alcohol advertisers or sexy models to entice people to buy anything. The sex industry would reduce itself to what is free. The result is a reduction in the number of professional sex entertainers. None of this means there would be no demand for such things. Local lawmakers – meaning the people – would determine whether such industries should exist in their towns, just as they do today. People are free to move to towns that offer such things if they crave them just as they are free to forbid various industries, using their ability to vote.
When money is taken out of the picture, however, the incentive to commit crime is dramatically decreased. It is not just because there will be no homelessness, hunger or ghettos. It is the fact that money is so often the driving force behind organized crime. In an incentivized asynalagonomy, black market products such as narcotic drugs or guns can be obtained to the extent that anyone has incentive to make them. If no one is paying them for such contraband, then that incentive disappears. The result is a rarity of contraband and a likely weening away from it.
But what about when violations of law occur? What about simple things like speeding or drunk driving or domestic violence? In an incentivized asynalagonomy, there is no longer a system of fines. There is however a system of recognized incentives based on class. Due process will exist, of course, and judges and perhaps juries will be required where laws are violated and civil or criminal behaviors are charged. Technology may make driving obsolete but until then, traffic violations are curbed through diminished class privilege. While dangerous offenders may have to be removed to jails for the safety of society, disincentive to crime will generally be accomplished through lowering of prestige as determined in a court of law. In a sociocapitalist society money causes 90% of arguments. Once separation and divorce are immanent, positioning takes place to divide possessions and violence often results. In an incentivized asynalagonomy, custody rights may well be an issue and unique possessions to divide but there are no dead beat dads. Lost prestige typically results from divorce but the incentives to violence are reduced. Quite simply, violence is a crime that never pays.
The lowest on the crime scale is the murderer, the sexual offender and higher up on the scale is the thief. Asynalagonomy does not entirely eliminate theft. Theft usually takes the form of claiming to do work that has not been done or feigning disability. It can also involve secretly taking products from retailers and privately hoarding outside of one’s classification rights. Consequences require due process and court determination of fines. Guidelines for appropriate penalties are voted on by the public, as are incentives.
One reason crime is likely to be much lower in an incentivized asynalagonomy is that there is never a shortage of money to pay law enforcement or jury systems for conducting due process. Such jobs are determined by demand and random rotation, much as in the present jury system. Police enforcement will not lack resources for investigation, but the more common job is likely to be traffic and safety enforcement. Public transportation itself is also likely to be very quickly transformed as automated piloting replaces manual driving.
Frivolous law suits will certainly be reduced. The present incentive for claiming injuries and hiring attorneys is to amass huge fortunes where deep pockets exist, such as in medical insurance liability policies. Presently, justice does not occur if there is no insurance policy or money source to sue. Moreover, many doctors cannot afford such insurance and we lose their skills because they end their professions due to these risks. An incentivized asynalagonomy does judge performance but the cost of medicine and of procedures is altogether eliminated so medical units would likely provide appropriate care, never cut corners, and run less risk of law suits. When suits are filed, the result would be determined by due process before a judge. Only those who truly deserve to be taken away from practicing medicine due to malpractice would be removed. Dollar amounts would not determine the matter. Wise and fair judgment will. Justice for the injured certainly accounts for disability and lost quality of life. The method of determining settlements is similar but is measured in lost prestige rather than lost future income. The perpetrator loses some prestige for their accident if they are found negligent as determined by due process. The vicitm does not have to worry about whether there are deep pockets or if a perpetrator is underinsured. They always receive justice through compensation in the form of prestige.
NATIONAL HEALTHCARE IN AN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY
In an incentivized asynalagonomy all medicine is free. All treatments are free. All doctor visits are free. The cost to the hospital or doctor of providing free services is their time. Since medical professionals are likely to be in high demand, especially in an environment where all services are free, they are likely to enjoy the highest classifications of prestige. The matter is entirely determined by supply and demand. Meantime, the cost for facilities and medicines is zero. Zero is spent on accounting. Zero is spent on advertising. Zero on sales.
In an incentivized asynalagonomy, as many come for health care as need help. Capitalist enterprise and risk does not stand in their way. The cost of supplies does not stand in their way. A government budget does not stand in its way. Insurance companies do not stand in their way. The cost of research does not raise costs. Patent applications do not involve competitive obstructionism. Patents are neither overly applied for, nor abused once obtained, since like all other intellectual property, they merely provide credit where credit is due for the sake of reputation and determining what work has been done. There is never any need for a pharmaceutical company to charge high dollar amounts for their products in order to cover the cost of their research and maximize profits for their investors. There are no investors and their are no profits. Their product is used and distributed based on need. No one is ever deprived of it if they have need of it unless the resources to produce it are limited.
LIMITATION OF RESOURCES IN AN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY
It might be argued that asynalagonomies have the problem of rapidly depleting resources because everything is free. That would be the case if there was no element of planning but the opposite is actually true. Sociocapitalist systems tend to deplete resources irresponsibly because of selfish greed and corruption. Conscience often takes a back seat to averice when it comes to the environment in sociocapitalist societies. It is the responsibility of the society to protect its irreproducable resources. There is a simple need for such protection and the asynalagonomic formula always applies and controls this. That is, wherever there is need, demand is made known through the HAND System. Supply is then measured. There is a need to continuously monitor supply and demand consciously, rather than through pricing. Therefore, there will be teams of analysts capable of determining how to keep the environment sustainable while planning for growth. The release of resources is under their control, while the common welfare is the objective of service. If there is a limit of supply for any resource, it is irresponsible to future generations to deplete that resource.
We can consider the high price of a diamond as an example. The value of a diamond for trade is in its rarity and in its unique features. It is a very hard substance. It can’t be reproduced. If it is divided for beauty it becomes a work of art. If it is owned by someone, it is protected by that person. The owner of the Hope Diamond, Jack McClean, chose to sell it for profit to a jeweler, Harry Winston. Up until then it was thought to be cursed. People were aware of the covetousness around it. Winston was unaffected and donated the diamond to the Smithsonian Institute, where it would both be safe and the public could enjoy its unique beauty. It has been a blessing and a sign for hope in the human heart ever since. Not every diamond is so rare that it warrants public interest though. What about the rest of the diamonds? Without trade, ownership of rare things has no business value. They only have sentimental value. Therefore in an incentivized asynalagonomy the obtaining of diamonds can come in two ways. Either they can be inherited or they can be obtained in stores without cost. They can be obtained in stores if the buyer has acquired a certain classification of prestige in the quantities specified by Resource Management. Such rare and irreplaceable items are highly regulated. All limited and unreplenishable resources are controlled by the state’s Resource Management Department, while the state is controlled by the people in collective agreement using the HANDS system (see link), while trade is outlawed. With all due process, anyone caught trading will lose prestige classification and likely have to forfeit some of their property to the state. In cases of repeat offense, they may have to be separated from society by incarceration.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN AN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY
Resource Management is not a particularly high paying job but it does require a high level of education and expertise and is regulated by frequent auditing and ratings while auditors themselves are frequently audited and rated and for that reason it is less desirable work. Since the protection of limited resources is expected to be a constant public concern, there will likely be no division of service subject to auditing and ratings with the level of frequency as Resource Management. Resource Management will be divided into departments by specialty. Distribution and implementation and use of resources by their employees involves a very large portion of the work force. The release of any limited resource as an incentive weighs long term growth planning against the need for such incentives. Normally, such a need does not exist. The people as a whole would not ever work “for” such a thing as a rare resource that can’t be reproduced. Such a thing would be bestowed on certain individuals on rare occasions because it would be appropriate to remember them for their stellar service. Such rare honor is not something that can be traded or even stolen. As tools of remembrance for the sake of honor, families of good will are likely to provide them back to the state for future generations after a number of generations have passed and this is remembered publicly through its records. It is good to remember our ancestors but we must also create our own legacies. Honor and respect are earned. They are a challenge. They are an inheritance only when we live out that challenge.
DEPLETION OF NECESSARY RESOURCES IN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAOGONOMIES
Such would be the case for diamonds or rare gems of any sort that individuals and families might prize for the sake of honor, but what about other limited resources such as gasoline or uranium that might involve the basic needs of society? Some of these might be preserved through obsolescence after the development of newer better technologies but what about green but necessary items that exist in limited quantity that are inherent consumables such as water and air? The sociocapitalist method hopes to curb carbon footprints through economic pressures and regulations but greed typically wins and violations are rampant, destroying whole species, depleting forests, over-fishing and dumping toxic wastes into water sources and air. Ecological disasters are regularly in the news. Adequate safety measures are skirted if they exist in order to increase profit. In a tradeless economy, limited resources are treated with the highest priority and there is never any reason to undermine respect for the environment, knowing that it is precisely what the entire future of life will depend on. In an incentivized asynalagonomy, the motive for irresponsibility is entirely removed. It doesn’t mean people won’t still be lazy and inconsiderate and throw their garbage in the ocean but there will no longer be any commercial reason for such sin. Crimes like littering and illegal dumping will also be considered forms of theft, since they damage universal resources. Loss of privilege will be severe for those who pollute.
Presently, America is dependent on foreign oil only for one reason. The cost of domestic production is too high. We actually have all of the oil we need until newer technology becomes available. Cheaper methods of production are used such as fracking, which is controversial. The Keystone Pipeline makes oil transportation from Canada more feasible but all of these methods involve high ecological risks. It is difficult to know what to believe when companies stand to earn profits and have lobbies advocating on their behalf to convince the American public that what they do is entirely safe. Do we trust the studies of cigarette companies? Pharmaceuticals require tremendous initial funding for this precise reason. In sociocapitalism, educational technology parks receive grants and funds to do the necessary “independent” blind studies that pharmaceutical companies depend on for the release of their products, but then the Universities receive money back in royalties to their foundations down the road. Meanwhile, less well-financed potential competitors are left out of the game for lack of these relationships. A hegemony of greed prevails that feeds the few while doing little for the public interest. In the end we pay huge prices for our drugs and their side effects are still often minimized until it is too late.
There is no motive for such health resource greed in an incentivized asynalagonomy nor is there any cost for education or research. Corruption is removed from the field of education, from government and from industry. The result is the highest Universal regard for use of limited resources and respect for the welfare of the population. These two things – public welfare and protection of resources go hand in hand and become the continual focus of every citizen. As freedom is to the American democracy today, expressed in free speech and liberty of lifestyles, public welfare and protection of resources becomes the foundation of freedom in the American democracy of tomorrow, expressed in advancement of privilege through effective contribution to society.
LABELING FOR HEALTH IN AN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY
Sociocapitalism destroys health. Milk is full of sugar because dairy profiteers know that the added sugar increases demand. Incentivized asynalagonomy has no reason for attempting to manipulate demand. If anything it seeks to decrease it for the sake of public health. There would never be any question about labeling food destructive to health if it weren’t for the possibility that food sellers might lose sales if such labels were required. It is important for the public welfare that the public know which foods are harmful to their health. If Tony the Tiger says that its pure sugar flakes are fortified with eight essential vitamins, Tony needs to balance that message out by mentioning how much damage his high fructose sugar and corn syrup filled flakes cause. Tony will have no reason to resist because Tony is Grrrrrrreat! End of story.
Of course, Tony’s reason for being will no longer be to create a brand addiction that profits share holders at the Kellogg corporation. If he remains, it will be because those who have rights over him intellectually wish to continue to delight people and remember things, which has a value in and of itself. It’s all for the public good, always at the top of which is public health. Lives will last longer and they will be more abundant. The goal of everyone contributing to the society is maximized awesomeness through whatever they contribute in terms of their time and talent. Public health and harmony are the result. Other countries follow the successful model because they see the light shining on a hill and they like it. The motivation for war dissolves. A different sort of problem arises because of that – national and global population growth.
POPULATION GROWTH IN AN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY
In an incentivized asynalagonomy, limitation of resources is not something calculated just for the present generation. Planning replaces random profit-motivated business development. Responsible analysis and resource management requires planning for all future millennia. Eventually, unlimited population growth multiplying at the current rate becomes unsustainable. Though very large and not a problem for hundreds or thousands of years into the future, there is only a certain volume of air on the planet, space on the ground, under water or in the sky. Without planning for that future, belonging to our descendants, we will eventually run out of room for living quarters, travel and work space. Indeed, space itself, space where there is breathable air anyway, is itself a limited resource. We will eventually have to build up rather than out or down no matter what economic paradigm prevails. How is population growth ultimately managed?
It is not as though we haven’t already been thinking about this for a very long time but solutions posed have been utterly dystopian. The sociocapitalist method of managing population growth lets a few decision makers in corporations or governments with sufficient power “control” growth based on economic feasibility in the context of trade. Abortion, war, famine and disease are the typical naturally resulting ways it is hoped the “magic” of free trade will curb accelerating population growth. Conspiracy theorists imagine that perhaps the continuous sale of arms is reasoned away on this premise. Certainly abortionists often justify their work with this type of idea. Many speculate that chem trails deliberately contain carcinogens. One thing is certain. If the mortality rate is high enough, accelerating population is kept at bay. Definitely the military complex both knows this and profits from it. But all of these negative factors arise only where the randomness of competitive sociocapitalist economies are assumed. Where resource planning exists as the core component in population growth, such dystopian notions are averted. Privilege can easily be achieved through voluntary sterilization. This simple solution is fully adequate for curbing population growth until technology advances to the point of producing air, water and all other necessary vital resources while fully launched into outer space. Having children is a privilege in itself but because resources must be managed for the population as a whole, in the initial phases at least of an incentivized asynalagonomy, the more children a person has, the lower their classification becomes. Without profit as a motive, wars cease. Disease is minimized. People live longer and more abundantly. Oppression is curtailed. Justice is not restricted to the wealthy. Homelessness and hunger are ended. There is liberation for the poor. There are no more poor.
WHAT THE LOWER CLASSES LOOK LIKE IN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMIES
Whereas, the IRS presently grants privileges to families such as Earned Income Credits and credits for Dependents and rewards couples for being married with lower tax rates that only recently applied to same sex couples who can’t reproduce, an incentivized asynalagonomy disincentivizes having large families by lowering class. Lower class privilege means living with less. Living with less is particularly difficult for larger families. For large families this means living with less space per person, fewer clothes per person, slower service than the privileged where there are lines or appointments, and lower class foods, which basically means not having access to foods that higher classes can enjoy.
Since the system as a whole is not driven by profit and trade, everybody qualifies for sufficient space. There is no such thing as homelessness and it is not like the lower classes will be living in ghettos many people to a room. The standard of living for the “poor” may well be far better in an incentivized asynalagonomy than it is for America’s current middle class. But only the higher classes will enjoy the privilege of owning or using less available items and services.
WHAT RETAIL SHOPPING LOOKS LIKE IN INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMIES
At the counter, shoppers present their digital ID (DID). The DID knows what’s been done. It knows what’s been acquired and it knows the shopper’s privileges. The shopper can take anything they want in the store so long as it does not exceed their privileges. There are limits on some types of items that can be taken. Since that is sometimes the case and sometimes not, generally retail will be divided up into store types. In many stores, everyone takes as much of anything they want at any time as needed and nothing is counted. The store is just always supplied. These stores supply things that are readily available due to the abundance and efficiency of the resource based system. Other stores have registers for scanning DID because what they supply is available to people in limited quantities per person or family. These stores may be mixed class or exclusive class. The determination is based on Distribution Management for given locales. Acquisition of products is also through online shopping.
Then there are restaurants and venues for entertainment. Some venues allow occasional visits and others unlimited visits – all dependent on class. A lower class member may visit a higher class venue but with less frequency based on demand. Venue managers know patterns and they control which classes have access at which times and can allow mixed class hours so long as they manage it. In general, the lower the class, the less frequency families will be permitted to enjoy meals and entertainment out. When they do go out, what they enjoy will be variously restricted. From a management perspective, it may be easier to separate classes entirely, checking DID at the door, rather than item by item from a menu. Such decisions are entirely dependent on availability of resources but it is good for society as a whole to offer various mixed venues and items because the underprivileged are challenged in a positive way through class envy when they taste and desire what others enjoy with more liberty. The decision is always theirs to work harder or try out less desirable higher demand professions. Envy turns into regret rather than outrage over unfair privilege.
CONTRAST BETWEEN SOCIOCAPITALIST AND ASYNALAGONOMIC INCENTIVES
Incentivized asynalagonomy is no utopia but it’s like paradise compared to the nightmare of sociocapitalism for the lower classes. The average American lives on debt and is unable to pay it back. Many even have two and three jobs but still can’t pay their bills. One in two families will file a bankruptcy at least once in their lifetime. About a million bankruptcies are filed each year. In non-bankruptcy years, most Americans struggle preventing it. The entirety of their lives is a miserable race against time to beat the pace of monthly bills. Very large amounts of the income of those struggling most are devoted to paying high interest loans, late fees, over drafts and getting possessions out of repossession creating disadvantage to the poor.
Though America has more wealth than any country in the world, poverty and homelessness are found in every city. Gross Domestic Product is not a measure of quality of living. It is a measure of output for those fortunate enough not to be caught in the poverty trap, a trap which is almost impossible to escape. A healthy real estate market is an ever-rising mountain of savings and income to hope to achieve for those who rent. Rising stock and real estate prices do nothing for the poor other than increase the distance between their current status and the wealth that eludes them despite immense effort. The average credit score is in the five hundreds. Two out of three Americans have unpaid medical bill debt in collections. 20% have student loans in forbearance. All it takes for most American families not presently living in those circumstances to lose what wealth and security they have is to have a simple medical problem or accident or brief loss of a job. Despite efforts to force Americans to pay for health insurance policies, there are still millions who are uninsured and cannot afford it.
None of these risks exist in an incentivized asynalagonomy. The “poor” are not in debt. They have no need to concern themselves about losing a home due to lost health or a temporary lay off from a job. They will never be unable to feed their families. If they need to repair their homes or vehicles they will get the help they need without having to worry about whether they have good enough credit to get a loan to pay for it. Evictions will never occur without another home to move to. Living in a lower class neighborhood will not mean having a higher risk of being robbed. They will not have to worry about whether they can make an insurance payment. No one who is struck by another vehicle needs to worry about whether they are insured. If a person gets cancer or needs medical treatment, they do not have to worry about whether they can pay for it. The treatment will be available as necessary. The American dream was once one where each person could come, work hard, and be able to live in security and have the things they wanted. In a sociocapitalist economy, we can readily see that this dream is something obtained by the few. The rest of us – the majority of us – are in a very deep daily conflict justly referred to as a “poverty trap.” We aren’t living the dream. Despite our best efforts, we are living a nightmare. The American dream is something only obtainable for everyone through incentivized asynalagonomy.
HOW THE SHIFT TO INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY IS ACCOMPLISHED
So far we have talked about changes to the Constitution we would prepare for and we have mentioned that the time is ripest for an incentivized asynalagonomy after an economic collapse. Now let’s talk about the specifics of how such a transition begins. It is nothing complicated. Very simply, you go back to work but you volunteer and when you arrive, if you have had a job that had to do with trade, you resign your position, but if your job produced real goods or services you keep doing what you were already doing. You are reminded to do this because you remember the songs. You remember the songs when you see the chaos the songs described. You go back to work and even though there may be no one to pay you there, and even if the lights are out with the windows broken and the shelves looted, you will be rewarded for getting back to work.
When you get back to work, whatever widgets were formerly being made, whatever food was formerly being produced and distributed, whatever stores were formerly open, will all be reopened so that the people’s needs may be met. Obviously, there will be delays and a certain amount of reorganization is required. Expect serious problems delaying operability with the restart but don’t worry about getting paid. Money will be meaningless. Just go to work, even if you had been fired and there are no lights on yet where you used to work, go to where you last worked. You may be reassigned but wherever you formerly worked is where you will begin, doing whatever you previously did, until told otherwise.
A Resource Management volunteer group will gather at that time. The Solution B Unit will have organized them prior to the apocalypse. Some of them may be killed but not all of them. They will already have planned where to access vital resources to refuel business operations for food and energy and raw materials. Communicating with them will be made easy through the HAND System so that you can let them know what it is your business needs in order to operate. Raw materials that were formerly obtained from foreign countries not participating in a Foreign Resource Electronic Exchange (FREE) will no longer be obtained there. If the resources needed for your business cannot be obtained domestically or through the FREE System, then your business may have to close. Don’t worry. Whether you do your former business or not, you will still be able to obtain whatever you need through the HAND System and there will be work for you to do elsewhere. The HAND System will serve as a job board for you to decide what else you could do. Such is phase one.
Class preference will not be assigned during phase one. The first step is to get everybody back working and feeding America and getting the lights back on. The next step is to get every citizen enrolled in the HANDS. The HAND System itself will provide an immediate means for citizens to input what privilege belongs to various types of work and communicate with the Solution B Unit about what they need. A guide for voting on classifications will already be provided by the HAND System pioneers who anticipated the need for an American reboot. Quite simply, the system itself will take over from there, explaining what each person needs to do for themselves and for America. No one will be forced to do anything but if they want to benefit from the system they will have to work with it.
WHAT HAPPENS TO CONGRESS IN THE REBOOT TO INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY?
When government went out of business during the economic apocalypse and could no longer pay its members, each Congress member abdicated their duties by not showing up to work but this does not mean the people have the right to fire them. The Constitution being what it is, it simply needs to be revamped. Now, since everyone will be using the HAND System at the time of the reboot and in order to determine where they need to work, and since the system is designed for voting, it is natural that that same system can be used to gather enough votes throughout the country to vote for any necessary amendments to the Constitution as needed to permanently institute the new incentivized asynalagonomy. And indeed, a preparation of all of the necessary Constitutional reforms for accomplishing just that will have been pre-written even prior to the apocalypse by the Solution B Unit. As such, the restoration of the economy, and the betterment of the economy, is obtainable through the system itself and no one will need to fear it is unconstitutional. This will empower Resource Managers, restore, obtain and control government infrastructures. If a person wants to be Democrat or a Republican at that time, that is their prerogative. As for the Restoration Party, it will be better positioned than the Green Party of the Libertarian Party or the Constitution Party or any Communist Party to become a new dominant political party at that time.
DOES THE RESTORATION PARTY SUPPORT INCENTIVIZED ASYNALAGONOMY?
Support for incentivized asynalagonomy is not a value required for Restoration Party membership and the two should not be confused. There is only a loose association because James Carvin has been the visionary behind both. In terms of what organization represents those who embrace incentivized asynalagonomy, it is better to think of a small group of dedicated individuals working locally called the Solution B Unit. The Solution B Unit is likely to support the Restoration Party just as the Communists and Socialists are likely to support the Democratic Party as fringe groups within it and right wing hate-groups are likely to support the Republican Party. Many of those supporting incentivized asynalagonomy will be recognized and appreciated for foreseeing the failure of the two party system to make sociocapitalism work after it is too late and Solution B is implemented. Maybe by that time, the rest of America will also catch on. At that time, it is entirely possible that the principles of incentivized asynalagonomy may be embraced by any number of political parties and even required for membership, not just the Restoration Party. Those who support incentivized asynalagonomy at this time are appropriately called the Solution B Unit for one simple reason. Popular support for it is unlikely while sociocapitalist corporate media brainwashing prevails to the advantage of the few and fortunate. Until then, expect to see all sorts of exploitation, planned obsolescence, war, famine, disease, poverty corruption, oppression, inequality, hatred and injustice. These are all phenomenon to which the Restoration Party is wholeheartedly opposed. So there is a great deal of crossover, but the Restoration Party itself is in the mainstream somewhere at this time embracing holistic ideals to reverse injustice in the system as it already is.