What Is Globalization

I will begin my global presentation by stating that each age is a reflection of its own time and globalization is no different.

For the first time in history our global problems have outstripped our national problems as a result of globalization.

The Economist magazine has called globalization “the most abused word of the 21st century.” No word in recent memory has meant so many things to different people. Some see it as a form of domination by transnational institutions that can only lead to a new kind of chaos. Others see it as a form of nirvana, a blessed state of universal peace and prosperity.

Since its first appearance in 1962 the term ‘globalization’ has gone from jargon to cliché. Globalization as defined by Webster’s dictionary, is “a process that renders various activities and aspirations worldwide in scope or application.”

Globalization Is Bringing Us Altogether

What I would like to present in my next group of blogs is the idea of globalism. The twentieth century has been the century that has brought the world closer together. Radio, moves, television and now the Internet have given the world an increasing common identity that has provided us with personal experiences that we can all identify with.  This global personal identity has been increased by the common global problems that we are all experiencing.

From the beginning of human history each age has been a reflection of the problems that formed it. Today is no exception. The problems that we are encountering today are global in nature and, therefore, require global solutions to resolve them. Achieving a global solution will herald in a new global world in which we will come to see that we are all members of a common human family with a common destiny that will lead us all. My up coming blogs will deal with this new globalization process and how we have come to this point as well as where it will take us.

Global Awareness

This year is the year of change. The global 99% movement and the Wall Street occupation movement as well as the other occupation movements have given us a global awareness that has ignited a call for global freedom and change that cannot be stopped.  We are coming to see that our common human problems are showing us that we are all members of the same human race with the same human conditions. This has provided us with a global awareness in which we see our growing similarities eclipse our perceived national and ethnic differences.

Civil Trusts as Free Economic Entities (Zones)

Within my forthcoming book Cosmopoly the civil trusts that would provide the institutional foundation of Cooperativism would be separate and interdependent economies. Civil trusts would be free economic entities that would be formed to deal with all of the particular needs of various groups of people. Within civil trusts members would be able to manage their own entrusted economic relationships. Civil trusts would be free economic entities in which the entrusted membership would pay taxes as a group instead of as individuals.

A system of civil trusts would allow each group of people to collectively deal with providing for their own needs first. The membership of each civil trust would be able to service themselves before their having to collectively pay taxes to any higher levels of government. This would also provide those higher levels of government, the private sector and the non-profits, targeted communities for them to help support and invest in.

The reason civil trusts would be more free economic entities then free economic zones are because they would not be limited to any particular location. The membership of a civil trust could be from many different locations. What would make them members of the same civil trust would be their membership account with it. The membership account of a civil trust would be linked to the products that it would be entrusted to it. This means that no matter where a particular entrusted product was purchased it would be entrusted to the entrusted members that would purchases it.

Entrusting All Types of Relationships

Within the system that I propose, all relationships, social, political and natural would be entrusted relationships. As I stated previously, within my forth coming book tiled Cosmopoly I present my new system of Cooperativism in which all forms of social and political relationships would become entrusted relationships in which those entrusted to each other would be contractually obligated to one other for the life of their entrustment.

This also holds true for our relationship with our natural environment. Within Cooperativism the natural environment would have its own natural trust in which it would self-regulate its own natural resources. As a natural trust it would be a separate political entity that would be able to defend its own interests against the political and social institutions that want to utilize its natural resources.

Within an entrusted government system all relationships whether social, political or natural would be cooperative and would form either social, political or natural trusts depending on the nature of the type of trust that they would be entering into. Each trust would hold in trust the responsibility that each person or thing would have toward all of the other people and things that he or she would be entrusted with.

[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.

[x] Entrusted Example of Mary a Single Mother of Two

A second example of how an entrusted system would function within a global context would be the example of its ability to function across national boarders. This example is about a hypothetical person, Mary, a single young mother of two. She is also a software engineer that takes her to jobs in different places around the world for extended periods of time. Therefore, her professional needs required that she have a political contract that would be able to transfer her service requirements to other locations in the world by being able to provide her with the professional and personal services that she would need wherever she was going.

Within a global entrusted system she would be part of a global marketplace in which she would be in a global labor force that calls for her to relocate herself and her family quite frequently to various parts of the globe. She currently lives and works in New York City but is being transferred to Sao Paulo. Her political agent as personal civil trustee would transfer her membership account to Sao Paulo by closing all of her civil trust and political trust accounts in New York City and reopening new ones in Sao Paulo.

If her personal civil trustee as political agent did not have a branch in Sao Paulo that they would be affiliated with, she would then hire a political agent in Sao Paulo before she would move there. This agent would provide her with memberships within the various civil trusts of her choice. As now a resident in Sao Paulo, Mary would automatically become a member of the new neighborhood public service cooperative in which she lived. Now she would receive her civil trust government services through the various civil trust government service accounts that were opened for her in Sao Paulo.

By hiring a personal civil trustee in Sao Paulo as her new political agent she would open a membership account with the civil trusts that she needed as well as with all of the various organizations that she wished to belong to within the city of Sao Paulo. Through her personal civil trustee in Sao Paulo she would be able to procure for herself all of the public and personal services that she needs for herself personally and her family.

She has individual needs that are both professional and personal that needed to be met as well as the needs of her children. For herself she has memberships in a health spa, opera and the philharmonic, as well as various art classes and sport clubs. These are all the personal activities that she would need no matter where she lived. She also needs a school for her eldest and childcare for her youngest as well as all of those others activities that go along with childrearing. If she required additional personal services like finding a satisfactory place to live or referrals for physicians, dentists etc her own personal civil trustee in Sao Paulo would be able to provide them for her.

[x] Entrusted Example of Tom, a High School Student

The first example would be a hypothetical person named Tom.  The individual needs of Tom would begin at an early age and follow him throughout his life. When Tom was still a high school age student, he would have been approached by several personal civil trustees that would each offer him a package of public and government services in the form of government service accounts that would be tailored to his particular needs. Being underage, Tom, his parents and the personal civil trustees would each offer him his forthcoming government services based on his future needs.

These government services would be provided to Tom in the form of government service accounts designed to help him achieve his personal goals. Tom’s government service accounts would become his personal membership account and his own personalized government that would be held entrust for him by his own personal civil trust trustee. Tom’s personal membership account could also be used to provide him with a personal support fund that would provide him with the collateral that would allow him to purchases the public and government services that he needed.

Tom’s personal civil trust trustee would affiliate him with those organizations, associations and government service cooperatives that he felt he needed for his own personal development. Tom’s tailored set of government services would be designed to meet his needs and interests. As Tom’s interests changed, his personal civil trustee would have him open new accounts that better fit his new needs and close old accounts that were no longer necessary.

Tom would have his own personal civil trustee that would provide him with his tailored set of government services that would be designed to meet the needs of his new interest. Having their own personal civil trustee would also provide each young person with his own source for political and public information such as where to go to college or trade school or what types of insurance services etc. he should buy. Tom’s personal civil trust trustee would also be able to lookout for his personal interests by keeping him informed about what is happening within society that might affect him.

Having a personal civil trust trustee at his disposal during high school would allow Tom, if he was satisfied, to remain with his personal civil trustee even after graduation. By Tom having a personal civil trustee at his disposal that would be capable of following him throughout his life first nationally and then globally and that could change as his personal needs and wants, would change would empower Tom personally to the highest political degree possible.

[x] Entrusted Global Development

Entrusting our global cooperation and development would be the beginning of our global coming together and will begin the next age of human development. Within a system of social trusts we would be able to organize ourselves in a transnational way across borders.  It would allow people to organize themselves beyond their borders, which would allow new avenues of exchange and thought to develop.

Organizing ourselves in a transnational way would allow us to base ourselves on our similarities in which we would become extensions of one another’s aspirations and concerns, which would allow us to develop our human strengths based on our similarities. This would permit us to build upon each other’s capabilities and insights, which would be our coming together on a global level as a human family where we would see each other as extensions of one another and result in maximizing our human creative potential.

[x] From Personalized Entrusted Governments to Collective Entrusted Governments

Within Cooperativism each person would have their own personalized entrusted government designed to deal directly with their personal concerns. This personalized entrusted government would entrust a person to many different civil trusts at the same time for their various personal turned common needs, wants, interests and concerns that they would share with others. Each person’s hired personal civil trustee would connect them with the various consumer and provider specialized civil trustees. Each person would then hire them to provide them with the products that they would require to meet their various needs, wants, interests, and concerns.

As a result of the social consumption patterns of each person’s personalized entrusted government, their shared common needs and wants with others would result in determining what kind of entrusted governments would develop. The entrusted government system would be constructed of various forms of social entrustment from personal to collective. This would make our personal entrustment with one another into our collective entrustments with each other making them the institutions of entrusted society.

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