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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, fiscal and economic responsibility, and social programs; but Marx preferred to muddle these terms as did may authors that gained popular favor with wealthy and influential patrons who realized that confusing change assured them their profitable status quo.

    Ann Ryce, Milton Freeman, 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

    Monetary Systems are not the only system of trade; there are also non-monetary-based systems 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 – based on our present understanding – and technology too.

    Once all of our basic needs are automated by our technology (computers, automation), for example, we might realize that money makes little sense. At that point, we will start to blend systems – which is something we do today as well. 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


    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. Economies – are snapshots of the conditions that exist within a province or state, country, group of countries, or world monetary system – at any one specific snap-shot in time
    6. Ownership ModelsCapitalism, Socialism, …
    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 action only), Liberal “Left” (open to a percentage of unproven, speculative, humanistic investment)
    11. Components – Debt, Savings, Investment, Currency Valuation (Quantitative Easing), Capital, Credit, Taxation, Corruption, Education, Classes (Rich, Poor, Middle)
    12. Reports – GDP Reports, SCP Report, Consumer Confidence, Unemployment, others


    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 – contributions and worthwhile projects permit advance or decline within a society.
    3. 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)
    4. 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 in shared 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
    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 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

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

    ** Requests for updates to

    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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