The Need For A National Service Corps

The private sector has failed to meet its social responsibility toward the nations that licensed them and the people that produced their product for them and consumed the products that resulted in making them wealthy.

The unemployment rate is a direct result of the social irresponsibility of those that dominate the private sector. The callous disregard for the welfare of the people that make their existence possible has shown that business as it is now constituted is not an institution that people can rely on to provide them with a stable future that they can count on.

What is needed is a system that can counter the negative effects of the free market without destroying the free enterprise system. Unemployment is one of the major effects that must be dealt with and this could be handled by establishing a national service corps that could be used to absorb the excess unemployment until the private sector is hiring again.

While within the national service corps, people could be used to provide labor for national purposes as well as provide a labor source that they could hire from. By being able to provide their labor through the national service corps, people would be able to function as a collective barging unit that would be able to negotiate the terms for their employment with the industries that would wish to hire them.

This ability of a national service corps to be able to absorb excess labor in bad times as well as allow labor to collectively bargain for its members so as to be able to market itself to industry in terms favorable to the workers in good times, would be able to provide the people with a mechanism that could protect them from abuse as well as organize them into public service when called for during bad times.

A Cooperative Business Model

Over 90% of small businesses fail within the first two years. The reason for this is that most struggling business people have no support.

This business frailer rate is a waste of talent, ingenuity and resources. Running a business is a complicated process.  We must provide our small business people with a support structure that would allow them to succeed and, therefore, provide society with more positive results that would translate into more business for society and more possibilities for us all.

We must make available to our budding entrepreneurs the support that they need to be successful for all of society. Therefore, I suggest that instead of us teaching our fledgling business people to think of themselves as individuals in competition with everyone else, we teach them to work in cooperation with one another so as to provide each other the support that they need to make their enterprise successful.

Businesses can be taught to work in competition with one another or they can be taught to see each other as being in a cooperative relationship with one another where people are taught to work together in order to achieve the goals for the founding of the business.

A business needs those that provide the business to the public and those that are needed to support their efforts as well as those that consume the products that they make.  In order to achieve this supportive business model I propose that we form a new form of cooperative business model where the producers, their supporters and those that consume their products would all be conducted within civil trusts designed to promote cooperative relationships with each other in order to achieve the purpose of their relationships.

Hello Again! I’m Back

Let me apologize for my absence from blogging but family and personal matters have prevented me from being able to think clearly enough to blog regularly. While I won’t be blogging every day for a while, I will be blogging several times a week.

After blogging about the ideas in my forthcoming book “Cosmopoly” I’ve decided to begin blogging on a much wider range of topics that I believe will help us develop a better future for us all.  I will be referring to the ideas contained within my book and responding to the comments made.

In the future I would also like to expand my blogging to areas that I feel will help present the reader with a broader view of my ideas and give him or her a better understanding of how they could be used to help meet the broader issues that confront us. So thank you for your patience and your continued future reading of my blogs.