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    Sustainable Systems start with USE CASES

    A defined USE CASE for Monetary Systems is an essential building block and reference that supports our useful understanding of how centuries of hijacked economic terms and philosophy, have to work together today.

    Use Cases define and describe systems and their functioning. Every system has users, contributing systems, reports, and inputs too. In a Use Case, we use the term Actors to describe users and other contributing systems; and then we document what are the Inputs and Outputs of the system.

    A Use Case tells a story – and like any well-composed story, it provides important clarifications for who does what, where, when, why, and how.

    Use Cases are important to understand, and are essential for understanding, clarifying, and disambiguating very large systems like the Monetary System.

    Economic authors are famous for creating blended terms – take Marx and Engels’ “Socialism” for example. Examples are common at a time when Economics was theory-based only; Supply & Demand, Macroeconomics, … – all theory-based only. Theories must be proven by observation per Aristotle’s Scientific Method, and theory that is proven to fail is fiction as well. Socratic Method’s best-practice of disambiguation would have decomposed Marx’s Socialism into component discussions of ownership, ethics, merit, equality, fiscal and economic responsibility, social programs and more; but Marx preferred to muddle these terms as did many authors that gained popular favor with wealthy and influential patrons who realized that confusing change assured them their profitable status quo.

    Ann Rice, Milton Freeman, even Gordon Gecko, and countless others assured the rich that greed was good and then taught a generation to behave in a socially unaffordable and irresponsible way.

    Today, the world monetary system is run on theory-only as an undisputed fact. Take QE as an example (Quantitative Easing – printing/devaluing currency); the most recent policy being tried by the WorldBank to try to support our obviously exhausted monetary system. QE has never been tried before; no-one has any clue if this Hail-Mary pass and theory will work. Read our Social Contract page to understand the incredibly high risks and costs that this grasping at straws approach exposes all of humanity to.

    With our USE CASE’s disambiguated understanding of terms, actors, inputs, and outputs, it’s possible to very accurately understand and describe problems and solutions for each aspect of any system.

    A Use Case for Monetary Systems

    USE CASEs disambiguate the ACTORS, INPUTS, and OUTPUTs of any system.

    Monetary Systems are not the only system of trade; there are also non-monetary-based systems of commerce for barter and for communal sharing too. Each of these systems have their own Use Case. The reason that Monetary Systems are used today is that our economies have outgrown other systems of trade.

    At a point in the not-too-distant future, all of our basic needs will be automated by our technology – by our mechanics, computers, and automation. We might realize that it makes little sense to exchange currency once no-one is required to create our automated productions. At that point, we will start to blend ownership and commerce models. This blending is something we do today too. Communal Sharing systems, Charity, or Welfares today – and Public Utilities tomorrow can provide for our basic Social Contract needs – food, housing, healthcare, security, transportation, education, etc., and then money might provide for our wants only – as we transition in a planned way to new blended systems.

    This Use Case for Monetary Systems is an excerpt taken from the theses “End of War – Managing Mature Capitalisms

    ACTORS

    1. Business, Producers, …
    2. Consumers, Markets, …
    3. Governments – Regulators, Constitutions, Bill of Rights, statistics keepers, and administrators responsible for sustainable balance…
    4. Cycles – Monetary systems have phases and 60-year lifespans – due to compounding annual inflation. Cycles have phases or seasons and can be New or Late, Immature or Mature. The policies needed to manage new and mature cycles differ
    5. Economy – is a snapshot of the conditions that exist within a province or state, country, group of countries, or world monetary system – at any one specific snap-shot of time
    6. Ownership ModelsCapitalism, Socialism, for Production, for Property/Housing/Title …
    7. Planning Models – Strategic Plans (20-year goals, execution, monitoring), Tactical Programs, …
    8. Government types – Monarchy, Small Democracy, Large Democracy, Democratic-Republic, Democratic-Parliamentarian, …
    9. Leaders – social architects and experts, indentured monarchs, elected representatives, employed staff leads, …
    10. Politics – Conservative or “Right” (pragmatic, preferring proven actions only – to achieve a better more sustainable society), Liberal “Left” (these voters are open to a percentage of unproven, speculative, humanistic investment – that might lead to a better, more sustainable society)
    11. Components – Debt, Savings, Investment, Currency Valuation (Quantitative Easing), Capital, Credit, Taxation, Education, Classes (Rich, Poor, Middle)
    12. Ethics
      1. Equality (Skill versus Will, Put experts-only in decision-making roles, “Inclusion” puts majority above experts and science)
      2. Quick adoption guidelines to move forward science and dispell proven-failed theory (in Economics, Finance, Business, Social Sciences)
      3. Universities struggle to keep up with the technology workplace so experience here tops education – for one example
      4. Avoid Employment and Salary Networks, Nepotism, Recruiter (non-expert) Interviewing and Hiring. Why? Because people hire themselves.
      5. Corruption
      6. Policy Market Testing – advertising policy naming that is designed to appeal to democratic voters – despite socially-irresponsible, undermines economies and damages good lives – Low-Tax, Gender Wage Equality, Small Government, Death Tax, Open Markets, Immigration (in mature capitalisms), military and hand Guns, and many others
      7. Transparency in political support – like NASCAR drivers, politicians should actively advertise their supporters. Conflicts of interest should exempt politicians from voting on policy appropriately; media and news programs should express research that can be confirmed independently – and mark conflicts as advertising and unresearched opinion only.
      8. Public/Private ownership and incentives – policies must work toward empathy. Private prisons – encourage companies to pay commissions to politicians and judges that fill them up; Private Colleges can offer higher marks as needed to attract enrollment, etc.
    13. Reports – economic reports include GDP/GDP Real/GDP-PPP Reports, SCP Reporting, Consumer Confidence, Unemployment, TEP Charts, others

    COMMON OUTPUTS

    1. Social Contract – Empathic Human Rights per Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations’ Universal Rights of 1945. Rights of food, shelter, access to incomes (for needs first; wants second), healthcare, security, education, transportation, etc.
    2. Reward of Merit and Empathy – contribution and worthwhile projects permit should permit individuals to advance or decline within a society. Today’s systems reward money or ownership only, regardless of the source or damage to the economy and social contract. Many suffer and economies stall for everyone by this model, so today’s policies are hardly ideal.
    3. Economic Performance – Policies should build a bigger economic “pie” provably – confirmable in economies everywhere and transparent and obvious in TEP Charts and similar …
    4. A Right Plan – Aristotle’s term for a strategic plan of worthwhile projects that meet meaningful targets of a good life within a sustainable community
      • Abundance and Prosperity (Good Lives, American Dream)
      • NOT – Austerity and economic stall (Hard Lives, Dystopia per Dickens, Byron, Hugo, Tolstoy, Hobbes, and similar authors)
    5. Survival – We live in a mature nuclear era; if the timing of wars started by repeating events of our last two mature capitalisms repeat (we are repeating those events currently), we have 10-years (2030) to start a new monetary cycle peacefully. We did this most recently after 1837’s Great Depression.

    How to use this Use Case

    Now that we can see how actors and outputs are arranged, we can easily correct errors or confusion created by blended terms and in our understanding of how a monetary system can best serve our sustainable society.

    1. Social Democracy – this term should be deprecated because creating social programs and strong Social Contracts is a common OUTPUT for every Government Type – Democracy, Monarchy. etc. The desired Output is a Social Contract, and the fact that the nation uses a democratic government type is incidental. One should be able to list Small Democracies, Large Democracies, Monarchies, <other government types>, nations in order of strong to weak Social Contracts – and see trends. See http://csq1.org/SCP.
    2. Democracies differ – large democracies, for one example, have a very difficult time maintaining a strong Social Contract in law; small Democracies elect Social Contracts more easily and have stronger economies and good lives per-capita because of this. An interesting example is Ireland & Scotland (5 million – advancing since 2005) vs Britain & France (66 million – collapse-trending* annually since 2000)
    3. Socialism – simply means ownership by the state; as such it is an ownership-model created in 1845 and again in 1848 by Marx and Engels. Many authors have contravened best-practice in Socratic Method – by mixing discussions of ownership with separate discussions of ethics and social contract (good lives, freedoms, social programs, and safety nets)
    4. Social Contracts (1654) – see the document that built the American Dream in Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations.
    5. Right or Left – Social Contracts build strong economies at all points in the Monetary System Cycle; therefore they are Conservative Policy at all points in a cycle.
    6. Social Contracts are most-often built using an 80% Capitalism/20% Socialism ownership ratio
    7. Social Contract is not: Socialism; Socialistic, Liberal, Left, etc.
    8. Business Cycle and Kondratieff Wave – are terms mis-used on Wikipedia for Monetary System Cycle
    9. GDP Performance – is a misleading picture of performance. These reports are near-always positive and TEP Charts prove that GDP does not build larger economies when Social Contract costs are rising.
    10. GDP – includes Inflation; GDP Real – adjusts to remove inflation, GDP-PPP is the best measure of the three because it accounts for purchasing power (cost-of-living compared to incomes = Social Contract). Arguments for highest-GDP, miss the reality that automation will make our basic needs free for everyone at a point – and that a higher Social Contract/Purchasing Power improves economic performance en route to that inevitability.

    * “Collapse-trending” and “Advancing” Economies are Transition Economics terms

    ** Requests for updates to info@csq1.org

    This is just for starters, but I think you might see very quickly the value of a Use Case, to anyone who studies Sustainable Societies – as I do, and as I hope you will come to learn as well.

    Once you realize that you also need to be able to vote for a Social Contract and Right Plan, check out the ACT Party concept approach – because improving our vote; should improve our lives too.

    Edward Tilley

     

     

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