The People's Values and Allocations
|Created on:||3rd January 2016|
The People's Values/Allocations is a global, open communication/information system where the people place values on materials and products to properly allocate resources locally. This system provides information by/for the people to maintain responsible production/consumption, to know how much is too much, to know which allocations make sense. It is intended to be the primary participatory planning tool in a global implementation of Parecon to replace market competition.
Explicit declaration of the people's values promotes cross-cultural understanding and inhibits propaganda systems, providing a clear, stable foundation for the people's allocations. Explicit declaration of the people's allocations similarly promotes public awareness and understanding, truth, facts, and reason, and inhibits market competition's culture of corruption and "trade secrets" that plagues the planet today. Universal participation is essential.
It is most essential for the people to build our production system along with our entire societal system upon a strong philosophical foundation. The foundation and the structure become monolithic, and solid. Neither can drift apart or into pieces, but rather solidify over time along with universal recognition of our common nature and needs. This recognition is by the human heart, not by the human ego. Recognizing the right of the heart to prevail over the ego enables universal consensus on best serving the vital needs of humanity and the biosphere. A universal consensus of hearts. This philosophy/practice form the necessary foundation of a non-hierarchical society/economy.
The people place values on materials/products according to their TOTAL costs. This is unlike market competition where producers hide/shift costs to compete for market share with state support designed to "grow the economy" in a global game of dominance/submission. The people reject such competition in favor of cooperation, and consciously/publicly account for the total costs of production/consumption, because we recognize that exercising our reason and ethics, in all activities, is necessary to maximize our health/wellbeing.
Query: What can I use to (and why should I) clean the dust/debris off my floor?
Response (via the system): A straw broom is low-cost, versatile, and commonly used to clean dust/debris off hard floors in homes and shops, to remove resources for the growth of unsanitary organisms such as bacteria, molds, insects and rodents. Please select from straw broom options or further detail your need to clean dust/debris off your floor. (When hovering pointer over "floors" a tooltip provides links for cleaning other surfaces.)