“You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― R. Buckminster Fuller
Summary | The Science of our Tradition
Federation Enlistment, membership is based on the consent of the individual to abide by the cardinal principles expressed in this basic covenant.
Enlistment, duration, or discharge from service are at will. Upon discharge, shares are not transferable to other persons, although they are automatically transmitted to heirs on the death of a constituent member.
Enlistment by an individual or a pre-existing cooperative organization is open to all irrespective of race, colour, creed, caste, sex, or gender. Unlike the practice of most companies, enlistment is not closed after a fixed period.
However, the right of application for enlistment is not absolute. A prospect may be denied if their beliefs and corresponding behaviours are deemed incompatible with the principles, mission, interests, and existence of federation society.
The federation’s executive agents may invoke a court of review which may lead to the discharge of any constituent member for the same reasons, and will not be considered an ethical breach in the principle of open membership.
Economic Philosophy is one of Co-operative Capitalism, Local Investment (Locavesting), with the highest priority on operational transparency and engaged accountability to our communities of patronage.
Service Motive, to optimize human strengths, accommodate human limitations, making ourselves increasingly more healthy and fit, to creatively adapt and produce, ensuring vital prosperity in a volatile world.
Business Model is a Federated Co-operative featuring attributes commonly associated with an idealized Federated Credit Union (a financial cooperative), an expression of fintech influenced by Federated Online Social Platforms with Zero Trust/Trust Personalization.
Contribution and Compensation, contributions to our cooperative general fund is through the purchase of shares. Cooperatives are typically formed by the dispossessed and disenfranchised of human societies, so the federation presumes is their initial capital contributions are minimal.
There is a limit to the potential number of shares purchasable by any constituent member,
Financial, Physical, Human Capital, federation society is a fundamentally designed to reduce the systemic cost of living and business operation, treating the welfare, health, and fitness of constituent members’, their creative agency the way more common for-profit corporations do tangible items such as equipment, purchase price, cost of maintenance.
This is not a devaluation of humankind since in common corporate cultures people are an intangible expense that must be reduced or eliminated in favour of less messy lower-cost tangible assets that may aid in reducing or even replacing the workforce by automation.
In federation society, the carrot rewards personal and collaborative initiative without the over-worked threat of a stick, pitting worker against worker to goad them.
Every citizen is guaranteed basic life support, socialized services of healthcare, shelter, food, education and training, in combination with a system of graduated and progressive rewards commiserate with a group’s effort, the individual members within the said group, as well as those who may, in addition, be acting as expert consultants on loan to other cooperative ventures.
Since the federation has at its core a suite of financial services, funding of new action research, design, and development, works in concert with the curation of its intellectual property trust.
Intellectual Property, a curated trust holds intellectual property that is internally generated and those granted or purchased from allied external sources that provisionally conform to the ethical principles of our society. This feature of our cultural technology is meant to address the shortcomings of patent law as outline in the published works of Robert B. Reich, Carmel P. Friesen Professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley.
Access to these properties is exclusive to the federation’s constituent cooperatives, through an expert cadre of reference librarians, in-house lawyers acting as curators, and application oversight staff liaison with constituent cooperative groups.
Demonstration Engine, a LARP-like, roles and rules-based framework with reality show features, enabling powerful action research, design development, and delivery of product and services in a manner that while seductive is nonetheless a frank, nakedly honest expression of attraction rather than promotions that with little fear of contradiction is manipulative hucksterism, manufactured illusions of intimacy and concern as promotion.
Constituent Body is an ecocentric federated union of cooperatives sharing regenerative resources and critical infrastructure, DDC (Data, Communication, Control); Power Delivery and Management; Mobility (Demand Management of Logistics, Mass Transport, Personal Transport, Mechanized Sport Eventing); Experiential Education; Community Habitation, Health, Nutrition, and Fitness.
CDG (Collaborative Development Groups) form the majority of incorporated Constituent Cooperatives, with a central focus on advanced research, design, development, manufacture, and performative demonstration, attraction rather than promotion.
ASG (Ancillary Service Groups) a broad spectrum of smaller Consumer Cooperatives, food service, clothiers, specialized training academies.
Expertise Pool, facilitates enlistment in existing cooperatives, vetting of prospects in new an extension of every member’s profile within the federation community database, with confirmation of certification is administered by the aforementioned IP Trust staff.
Experiential Education, the fulfilment of prerequisite socio-economic education, training and various skill set certifications is under the aegis of the Intellectual Property Trust, ensuring the cohesive literacy and skills that our needs demand, for the successful functioning of a Live-Work Community based entirely on cooperativism, recognition of the heightened need of personal responsibility for the decision-making affecting the integrity and security of the community.
A core principle is that no law, policy, rule, practice may be considered that is not based on evidentiary science, all decision-making by the scientific method, the disciplined study and practice, personal and collaborative, of critical reflection, analysis, peer replication and assessment.
The overarching interdisciplinary science qualified by humanity in context, is Environmental Psychology, Sociocratic Circles as Ecological Group, and Ecological Counselling.
Modelling and Decision-Making are Operationally Sociocratic with technological enhancements that encourage the broad distribution and coordination of tasks with collaborative responsive decision-making, simplifying the hierarchic structure for maximum effect at the point of application, while reducing overall decision-fatigue.