[x] Applying Government in a Box to the Haitian Crisis

I would like to thank my readers for indulging my absence from blogging due to pressing family matters. I feel that things have settled enough to where I can now continue my regular blogging.  I would like to continue with the idea of government in a box that I began in my previous blogs.

I would like to apply this idea of government in a box to the Haitian earthquake disaster.  Imagine that a group of people known as personal trustees would be introduced to Haiti. They would go into the community and divide its people into general groups each of which would be represented by their own personal trustee.

The personal trustees of each group would give their members a membership account.  Each membership account would consist of four fundamental support subaccounts for the basic support services needed by everyone.  A person’s subaccounts would provide each person with the basic services necessary to sustain themselves as well as their families so that they would be able to rebuild their lives.

The most essential fundamental subaccount would be the one that would be necessary to provide the construction required by the community. This would first require forming a labor pool from which it and all of the other support subaccounts would receive their own service providers and their consumers.

All persons would be issued with a consumer food subaccount that would allow them to consume foodstuffs. There would also be the issuance of food provider subaccounts for those members that could provide the necessary foodstuffs needed by the community.

Members of the labor pool could also receive the necessary schooling and training subaccounts needed for them to participate in various projects required by the community as well as those that they would need to provide for any new undertakings on their own. Some of the members of the labor pool would also be provided with subaccounts in order to provide the training needed by the rest of the community.

All members of the community, whether in the labor pool or not, would be issued with a subaccount that would give them access to their necessary health care needs. All of the members of the community would be collectively connected to their common community bank. This bank would fund all of the various subaccounts and civil accounts of the members of a community in order to promote the economic activities necessary between them.

After receiving their fundamental services in the form of their support subaccounts, the Haitian people would go back to their personal trustees for the servicing of their own personal needs and wants. Their personal trustees would connect them with consumer and provider specialized civil trustees that could provide them with the kinds of services that they personally needed.

These consumer and provider specialized civil trustees would register everyone’s needs and capabilities and divide them into their categories.  According to those categories they would also be organized to either receive their necessary services or to provide them to those that are to receive them.

They would form their consumers and their providers into civil markets designed to bring their consumer’s needs together with the providers that could service them. This would then allow them to voluntarily choose each other’s services and patronage.  These consumer and provider specialized civil trustees would protect their members’ interests for them by managing the exchanges made between them after they had been completed.

[x] Government in a Box

In my next few blogs I will be presenting some examples of practical applications of how the center tenet of Cosmopoly, Cooperativism would function.  In terms of applied Cooperativism here is an example of what I’ve been working on in.

Because of natural disasters or economic distress, we must be able to apply government where and when we need it.  An example of this would be what I call government in a box which would be applied when we need to reconstitute a group of people into a functioning economy and government capable of managing itself?

First we would license the kind of individuals needed to apply government services to the public.  These licensed individuals would entrust peoples responsibilities and obligations together by forming them into their own civil trusts designed to achieve their personal and common needs and wants.  The way that government would be applied would be to first go into the community and organize people according to their needs and capabilities, and then bring those with the needs together with those that can provide for them within their own civil trusts.

[x] personal and consumer and provider specialized civil trustees

There would be two kinds of licensed individuals that would be the civil trustees needed to apply a government/economy. The first licensed individual would be each person’s personal civil trustee that would connect him/her with the second licensed individuals, their specialized consumer and producer civil trustees that they would receive their products from.  These specialized consumer and producer civil trustees would go into the community and divide it into its consumers and providers.

[x] the four fundamental areas needed to promote economic and government activity

The specialized consumer and producer civil trustees would establish the foundation required to rejuvenate a group of people in the form of providing the four fundamental areas needed to achieve all of the other forms of production required by a vital society.

-Shelter Needs

-Food Needs

-Education Needs

-Health Care Needs

The four fundamental areas of need would be shelter, food, education and health care. Each area of fundamental need would be divided into the types of products that it would provide to the public. Each one of the products would be given their own civil trust to self-govern itself with. These civil trusts would bring together the various kinds of consumption and production needed to supply the food, shelter, education or health care products required by society.

[x] community banks, membership accounts and civil trust accounts

-Community Banks or Financial Trusts

To make these areas of need viable, each person would be given their own membership account within their own independent community bank or collective financial trust that would be held by an existing bank.  A person’s membership account would consist of the various civil trusts that they would do business with.

Each person’s membership account would be issued with their own civil trust accounts for each of their personal needs as well as their capabilities.  Through these civil trust accounts they would do business with each other for each type of product that they either needed or could provide to one another.

These civil trust accounts would be connected to each other through their common collective financial trust that would be linked to an existing bank that would be holding it in trust or through their own independent community bank that all of their business activities would be linked to and managed by their own civil trustees.

(pt21) A system of social entrustment based on people’s common interests and concerns

(1b) Civil trusts…

In order to achieve our common interests and concerns within an entrusted system of government, people would form themselves into civil trusts that would be specifically designed to achieve their interests and concerns. This new entrusted system of civil trusts would allow people to organize their common interests and concerns into voluntary self-supporting and self-governing entrusted civil and political entities.

A system of social entrustment would be an entrustment process that would entrust the people’s common interests and concerns into civil trusts designed to service the needs and wants of their interests and concerns.

A civil trust would bring together those that had a need with those that could provide a service for that need. It would begin when the needs of the people would form the civil trusts that would be tailored to meet the people’s common needs and wants. All or some of the common needs and wants of the many interests and concerns of society could be given its own civil trust to develop and govern itself with.

An entrusted form of government would be a system of civil trusts where each type of need and want for each kind of interest and concern would have its own self-governing civil trust. Civil trusts would consist of those involved in the consumption and production of a common need or want and their civil trustees who would manage them. As these common needs and wants of people would change, so would the kinds of civil trusts needed to service them.

A system of civil trusts would concentrate our human capabilities by placing them into nurturing environments in which those most interested in a particular common idea would become members of the same civil trusts designed to provide for it.

(pt18) The Second Part of the Entrusted Government System, its Consumer and Producer Based Specialized Civil Trustees

(1a) Consumer and producer based specialized civil trustees…

Cooperativism sees all forms of social relationships and that includes social organizations as consisting of those that want a product and those that want to provide them with it. The political formations that would organize cooperative society would be provided within political Cooperativism, which would be the cooperative formation of the institutions of society.

Political Cooperativism would be applied to the public by three kinds of social entrepreneurs.

(1)      The first type of social entrepreneurs was explained in blog (pt13), and dealt with each person’s personal civil trustee, and how he would be their primary civil trustee because they would be the one that they would turn to for help.

(2)      The second type of social entrepreneurs would be the consumer and producer based specialized civil trustees that would provide a person with the entrusted affiliations that they would need in order to receive products that they wanted.

(3)      The third type of social entrepreneurs would be the political trustees that would be hired to politically represent people at particular functions or to politicallly arrange to achieve particular purposes.

All of these social entrepreneurs would be licensed to provide government service products to the public. These social entrepreneurs would be able to supply government services to people on an individual basis and then organize their similar needs and wants into their own entrusted governments.

Every person would participate within an entrusted system of government by hiring their own personal civil trustee who would become the person through which they would participate within cooperative society. In order to provide their civil clients with government products, a person’s personal civil trustees would link them to the various consumer and provider based specialized civil trustees that would be able to provide them with what they needed.

Specialized civil trustees as social entrepreneurs would be activists that would pro-actively go into the community to assess the needs of the public and then develop ways of dealing with them. Within political Cooperativism the specialized civil trustees would divide a community into its own consumers and providers according to their common needs and wants.

Specialized civil trustees would supply people with their selection of government service providers that they would have organized for them to choose from. Through the personalized government service product providers supplied to them by their specialized civil trustees, each person would select their own personal products.

Each person would then hire the government service providers that they needed to provide them with the kind of government services that they wanted from those supplied to them by their specialized civil trustees.  This would allow each person to construct the kind of government that they wanted for him or herself , one government service at a time.

Both the consumer and producer based specialized civil trustees would come together to entrust their members government service needs and capabilities into their own civil trust where they could self-manage their relationship.  These specialized civil trustees would compete with one another in providing the public with their common government services.  If a person felt that their government service providers were not providing them with the type of government services that they wished for, they would simply fire them and replace them with new ones that could.