The World at Our Hands Report

The World at our Hands Report has grown into eight sections:

  1. The Policies Library – sorted by Sustainable & Causal, Sustainable, Neutral, and then Unsustainable
  2. Sustainable Policies by Role – Our Aristotelean Right Plan of Social, Government (Public), Business, and Finance
  3. By Industry Sector – Manufacturing, Real Estate, etc.
  4. A study of FDR‘s proven-successful New Deal Policies
  5. Bibles – are textbooks on how to build a sustainable society
  6. Next, a list of familiar-but-misleading Unsustainable Political Policies are explained
  7. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (The SDGs)
  8. Finally, Mixed TEP Reports and the Social Problems that comprise the Social Contract measures

The World at our Hands Report is an econometrics library that sequences all current Transition Economics‘ (TE) confirmed Sustainable and Unsustainable Policy Indicators and Indices.

The econometrics library is a thesis-based collection of public, social, business, and finance policy – ordered by causality and proven track record. Section 1 contains the policies and measures which cause advancing economies first at the top of this list, and then the policies and measures that create less improvement or which have adverse impacts, are at the bottom. Section 2 introduces this data as an Aristotelean Right Plan – what IMF or World Bank call a Macroeconomic Framework; however, Right Plans include both social and economic planning. Listings are presented in the library in order to add essential context to an otherwise indecipherable array of meaningless statistics. Citations for all charts are documented in theses, articles, and in the books of the SSP

Casinos, are proven recession-proof businesses because they promote only products that offer a higher percentage-probability of advantage to the house. TE builds strong economies reliably in the same way. Sustainable policies have a higher probability of advancing both an economy and society; unsustainable policies lead to collapse reliably. By choosing only sustainable policies, one can plan and build a sustainable economy reliably

To vote for Sustainable Policies only, you’ll will need to find ACT or ACT Certified Parties. Unfortunately, many political parties both right and left support ZERO sustainable policies today, and they don’t report, nor teach their citizens about Social Contract Losses which average $3.6 billion daily in every nation. Countries with democratic populations greater than 15-million need proven Constitutional Reforms to protect themselves – and their economies – from unsustainable policy and reporting

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The World at our Hands Report – Econometrics Library, Transition Economics, TASK, and ACT are part of the Sustainable Societies Programme introduced in End of War, Managing Mature Capitalisms

Contributors – Researchers and Universities/Colleges are invited to contribute to the World in our Hands Report. Send your TEPs & surveys, and suggestions for placement in the library, to Download the most recent TE Proof Chart template and much of our recent working data in Excel format here

An explanation on how to build TEP Charts is available in End of War Chapter 4

New Proofs and TEPs must include supporting data and citations for all sources. Contributors’ names are published here in the report pending review and acceptance of your research. CSQ Research makes updates here as quickly as we can validate them and then these surveys become our decision-support and building blocks for creating successful policy

We regret that we cannot accept all submissions and we will prefer to accept submissions for the following TEPs with priority:

Easy: Social Problems: Trust, Mental Illness, Addiction, Math & Literacy, Education Index, Social Mobility, Imprisonment. Industry Sectors: Energy, Mining, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Transportation, Public Administration, Female/Male % per Industry. Finance & Government Investment: Mid-sized SDG SEED versus Scale-Up and Small Business Investment

Complex: Strong Communities | Non-trade-based Advancing Economy measures | Rental Poverty | Mortgage Poverty | Home Affordability | Nationalism/Culture | Scale-Up vs Greenfield Investment |  Middle-Income |  Female Inequity | Diversity | SKILL versus WILL (Engineers/Technology Leads/Medical versus Admin and Money professionals (H.R./Legal/M.B.A. Generalist /Administration/Accountants) – ideally in Leadership/Boards/Sustainable Societies

Section 1:  TE’s Library – Proofs & Surveys

Transition Economics‘ Econometric Proofs and Scientific Method support the following conclusions about Policies

Proven Sustainable & Causal Policy

Sustainable Policy

Neutral  Policy

Unsustainable Policy

Casinos are viable owing to the higher probability that patrons will lose more than they win; Unsustainable Policies offer a higher probability of collapse trending economies similarly. In times of economic boom and great monetizable-opportunity, some unsustainable policies is recommended – like Laissez-Faire, Immigration, etc., but this is not a prudent policy in the dangerous and expensive mature capitalisms that we see today. Unsustainable policy can be modified to make them sustainable: Germany makes the unsustainable policy of Immigration more-sustainable, by requiring each immigrant to create and maintain five full-time jobs; Sweden, requires four trees planted for every one cut-down. Careful monitoring should confirm that modifications to unsustainable policy, cause intended effects

The TE Top-100 Sustainable Policies Gallery

A high standard of research is critical in determining causal and sustainable TE policy. Model Economy * Model Society provides access to a full suite of Data Science monitoring and interactive dashboard reporting tools. The TE Top-100 is a  list computationally-selected from ten thousand reports, to identify the top determiners of successful economies globally.

To make it onto the World at our Hands Report, every indicator is measured in 200 countries by trade balance, by growth, in high income nations only, by SCP and Social Contact, and by other other causal measures such as Export per Capita and GDP, Capital Formation, GDP-PPP per capital, and others as well

2:  Sustainable Social, Government (Public), Finance, and Business Policy

Aristotle’s Right Plan is a Macroeconomic FrameWork for both Economy & Society

Sustainable Policies recover the social contract losses that we see in the following Social Contract Loss map. In any nation’s Aristotelean Right Plan, we assign all needs of a sustainable society to four Actors – Social, Government/Public, Business, and Finance. IMF and World bank integrate markets into their MacroEconomic Frameworks, but the exercise is the same

When looked at as a USE CASE, Nations can reassign the normal responsibilities of every society to a different Actor/owner, and then that Actor becomes accountable to eliminate unsustainable policies within their mandated responsibilities. Examples of unsustainable policy include double income families, too-low fertility rates, high cost of living and home ownership, starvation wages, and so on (see the lists above in Section 1). USE CASES are a method of describing complex systems in terms of Actors, Inputs and Outputs; for more detail see our  USE CASE Guide for International Monetary Systems here

As in any operational system, monitoring must confirm that targets are met. Designs must be revisited and responsibilities reassigned annually, when poor performance warrants a change

Social Contract Loss

Social Policy

Role: The Right Plan is the one whose ends, means, practical thinking and purposeful action result in a Good Life. A life full of things you need – and not necessarily a life full of everything you want. With a little luck, goods in body and soul, and by making a habit of good choices that reflect moral virtues of temperance, courage, and justice, a Good Life should be sought and found. (Aristotle, Politic 322 BCE)

Common Sense is the social contribution of any decision. (Edward Tilley, CSQ 101 2014)

There are 220 sovereign nations in the world that all have the same problems and all choose from the same basic library of policies. 95% of nations democratically elect their government leaders regionally or federally, and most nations are governed by constitutions as well. Voting for unsustainable policy amounts to socially irresponsible behavior, so you want to ensure that every citizen understands how a country and economy are built sustainably. Credible civics training in high school should give all democratic voters the processes they need to determine which political parties can best execute Sustainable Policy

Large democracies with populations greater than 15-million, tend toward imbalance during mature capitalisms whenever their Constitutions do not include FDR’s Second Bill of Rights assurances of a high social contract. Germany, Italy, Japan, Austria, and the Netherlands had these additions made during the Marshall Plan and they all are very productive, with advancing economies, while ensuring their citizens’ good lives

Voting only for Sustainable Policies is essential. Sustainable Policies include Fertility Rates, Respect, Family Values, Single Income Families, Family-friendly Communities, strong Social Contracts and reducing Social Problems, Home Ownership, and access to Incomes greater than Cost of Living – at all phases of life

Taking-on some unsustainable policy can be a benefit when opportunity is in surplus and economies are really strong, but this isn’t the case in a Mature Capitalism where unsustainable policy is both expensive and dangerous

Business Policy

Role: Convert opportunity into capital and incomes; where the term “capital” refers only to assets that grow. 10 Cattle become 20 cattle – so these are Capital Investments. When large, established firms turn to salary and headcount reduction, economies benefit from replacing them with mid-size greenfield companies

  • Social Contract – When the government fails in its role to provide social contract balance, realize/account for externalized social costs. Starvation wages build a low-productivity marketplace and shrink the economic “pie” that provides business with opportunity. Remember that 84% of stocks are owned by the Top-10%, so full-priority to one’s stock price at the expense of the broader marketplace – which now loses $37 billion per day in the United States alone, injures everyone – including stockholders
  • Living Wages – Salaries above Cost of Living, Single Income Families, essentials of Social Contract can never be high-profit businesses – residential housing for one example (housing bubbles) because this business model shrinks economic productivity.
  • Minimize sub-contracting – as it often drives starvation wages in unbalanced economies. In the example of offshore recruiting, it builds some of the richest individuals in the world (WiPro’s Owner is a good example) while hundreds of thousands struggle. If you must sub-contract, ensure agencies disclose non-starvation wage policies transparently. Understand your externalized social costs and impact
  • In matters of Climate and Environment, Operational SOPs are always needed to ensure as near-zero a carbon-footprint operation as possible. End-of-life life-cycle-management SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) must be incorporated into business models and lending calculations.
  • WILL vs SKILL – Stop hiring for fit and start hiring for SKILL in senior ranks. Qualified engineers, technology, and automation people (SKILL leads) are often not provided with access to credentialing that money managers (WILL) can find much more easily. SKILL is a calling, and those with Skill are best and brightest who can do anything too; so, money and admin roles they leave for lesser classmates. SKILL leaders write courses and build new science, where WILL leads take courses and follow established protocol. WILL is careful to look “for FIT” and they will push out SKILL as intimidating. Salaries can be denied to SKILL workers by WILLs. Credible SKILL credentialing can be especially difficult to find in rapidly emerging technologies eras. SKILL managers hire other skill team members, and SKILL recognizes skill in others – far more easily than WILL recruiters who offshore or onshore too easily; once a “certification” is missing – for example. Skill managers can train local workers to do the work – and the smarter and more capable an employee is, the better. SKILL is essential at Board Levels; especially as we automate essential social contract needs
  • Sustainable Best-Practices – Germany mandates workers to be on its Boards – and workers vote for new senior management team members in a very successful model; Germany also requires immigrants to create five new full-time jobs before they are accepted. Sweden plants 4 trees for every 1 tree they cut harvest and their production of forestry exports is half of Canada’s, a county more than 20-times its size

Finance Policy

Role: Enable productive commerce that keeps the money supply fluid; capitalize on excess opportunity, and support evergreen greenfield needs in unbalanced markets – especially in Social Contract Industries. Finance is both enabling and parasitic, so be accountable to economic prosperity and growing the “Pie”. Theses prove that Financial Industries harm economies once they grow beyond a certain maturity and size

  • No SEED, No Harvest – Adopt Risk Management processes that ensure SEED investment or build low opportunity that shrinks and stalls economies
  • Prefer – investments that build trade surpluses in every national portfolio
  • Do not allow commercial investment and foreign competition to compete against private Social Contract essentials (housing, healthcare, food, education, etc.)

Government Policy

“Mankind is our Business”, Dickens

Role: Governments must manage “glaring inequality, underground economies, pervasive mafias, political instability, capital flight and flagrant disregard for law”  … Hernando DeSoto

In the Monetary System …

  1. Henry Ford Wages

    Henry Ford’s Living Wage created Prosperous Economies

    Ensure Social Contracts – strong economies are dependant upon a social & productivity balance. A country’s greatest asset is their citizens, so ensure that all citizens have access to Living Wages – Incomes that well-afford Cost of Living. This balance must be maintained at all phases of a monetary system cycle and Henry Ford proved the incredible value to of a living wage during the second industrial revolution of the late 1890s. Note how the sweat-house conditions of 1750’s  first industrial revolution had no economic impact in this chart

  2. Ensure Abundance – Abundant, affordable energy, food, housing, and other needs of goods and tools ensure strong economic growth and social productivity
  3. Avoid Austerity – The greatest budget surplus in Canadian history was Jean Cretien’s $1 billion Surplus; today Canada loses $4.2 billion daily to its Social Contract productivity losses – and austerity makes this worse. First – you build larger your economic pie, and then – you pay down debt. This is not to say Spend without a Plan, but rather Invest well
  4. Minimize unsustainable policies – especially during times of economic imbalance. Even to the extent of excluding political parties in Constitution who refuse to offer Sustainable Policy to democratic voters. During times of great economic strength, some unsustainable policy is a benefit as it permits the monetization of excess opportunity, but this is not true during Mature Capitalisms
  5. Production versus Consumption Economies – Production is better, as we see in these charts to the right. Manufacturing and Industry/Construction are sustainable where Consumption per GDP must be moderated to manage trade deficits
  6. Avoid Mature Capitalisms – MCs are caused by imbalances between salaries and cost of living. Simple compound-interest over a 60-year timespan, ensures that unbalanced policies create hardship and starvation wages – and this happens in every unmonitored monetary nation as well. MCs are expensive, dangerous, preventable, and still they cause Revolutions and World Wars reliably. Avoiding these Mature Capitalisms was the reason for the creation of the United Nations 80-years ago.
  7. Manage Inequity Targets – Government must ensure a less-than 33% Income GINI & 66% Wealth GINI; these targets created the American Dream and greatest economy in history. The rich, and indeed 51+ percent of any democratic population, suffer little, or not-at-all, in a shrinking economy; it is the lower 49% who are the ones who are voiceless and who suffer real hardship. $4 is the return on investment (ROI) for every $1 invested in social contract statistically and the bottom 40% own nothing (0.3%) – so taxing them is counter-productive. 3-families own 50% of all the wealth in the U.S., so tax them first
  8. Debt Management & Debt Forgiveness – both national and personal. Every nation in Europe had their national debt written down up to 250% of their GDP in the 1930s. 70% of democracies today were “lured” into high national debt loads by false promises that gave power to political groups who were willing to buy your vote through “Low Tax”
  9. Currency – must circulate. Put timestamps on stalled currency or invalidate tax haven accounts and negative interest bonds after two years, to return currency to the economy. This was the important role of estate tax when it was set at 80% for the rich – for 20-years by FDR in the 1930s
  10. Administer Ownership – Home, Land, Business (Titles, Deeds, Incorporation, Public Shares, etc)
  11. Capital Formation– Don’t confuse money for Capital. What is Capital? Originally, the term was assets that grew by themselves over time; so, 10-cows that became 20-cows, was considered capital. Monetary Systems must be able to convert Capital to production; Capital  cannot be a stack of assets by itself – mere potential only which cannot be harvested. Capital Formation requires the building of systems of property and ownership that add value to the national currency and economy (see examples in Chapter 1 of “The Mystery of Capital“, Hernando DeSoto)
    Capital must be a permanent value, that multiplies and does not perish …      Simonde de Sismondi
  12. SEED SDG Self-Sufficiency – Government must SEED greenfield evergreen Investment and not Scale-Up trickledown spending. SEEDed “Solution Companies” (see Worthwhile Industries) build essential self-sufficiency and a prosperous society, where “Tool Companies” are higher risk. If existing companies created strong economies, you would have a strong economy, yet 68% of nations today are collapse-trending. Scale-up creates much less benefit than Seed investment, at higher cost – and – you can’t eat FinTech
  13. Lending Rates

    Lending Interest Rates less than 5% Advance

    Debt and Inequity

    Low-Tax Policy rose both Inequity and Debt

    Interest Rates – Lending Interest Rates must be below 5% (according to 2018 TEP reports). As interest rates rise, consumption declines which impacts manufacturing, industry, construction, and employment. Lowering Interest Rates for long periods has the side-effect of raising cost-of-living through rents and capital-formation-driving home ownership. Starvation-wage-driven inequity rises and high-debt levels now discourage responsible interest rates. Reduce these problems by reducing unsustainable policies – Immigration, Low-tax, Inflation & Cost-of-living, Inequity, too-low Interest rates, and trade deficits. Nothing is harvested that isn’t first seeded, so seed trade surpluses, nationalism, manufacturing, industry, debt-forgiveness, home ownership, single income families, etc…

In Social Systems …

  1. Protect Causal & Sustainable Policies – In Constitution, as FDR-Democracies have proven that this ensures every citizen is a benefit, and not a drag, on the economy
  2. Make Unsustainable Sustainable – Germany insists every Immigrant create five-full-time jobs; Sweden insists that 4-trees are planted for every tree consumed
  3. Housing – must be affordable to Buy – as this is integral to capital formation; and must be affordable to Rent; the Netherlands caps rents at 700 Euro and makes FDI win-win with heavy tax
  4. FDR’s Second Bill of Rights in Constitutions – rights of food, shelter, healthcare, education, pensions, UBI, and proven-sustainable policy requirements MUST be added into every large-population democracy. Large democracies are nations with greater than 20-million populations (see FDR-Democracies below). Every FDR Democracy has an advancing economy today (and are the only G7s that are advancing as well), six-weeks paid vacation, great schools, and healthcare, lower tax, higher productivity, etc. – so this policy has a proven 70-year track-record
  5. Unemployment, Labor Participation, and Male-Female Ratios – U-3 Unemployment reporting alone is not enough and can never excuse U-6 underemployment, starvation wages, and shrinking Labour Force Participation or Male-Female Ratio changes that also create unsustainable birthrates. In 70 high-income nations, only Israel and a couple of other nations, maintain sustainable birthrates greater than 2.2 children per woman today
  6. Government Ownership – in social contract essentials (SDG) companies, invest and seed to take a small percentage of ownership (up to 20%). This approach promises to make welfares free, and pensions more valuable, as we transition to an automated and non-monetary economy
  7. Automate – the assembly lines that build our essential needs & social contracts. This allows governments to build “free” welfare and pension infrastructure that manages transitions in monetary systems. This self-reliance makes a nation imprevious to global recession
  8. Ensure worker Board Participation – Germany used this model very successfully in its 35% ownership of Volkswagon. Workers elect board members here
  9. Manage Public Services – Energy, Healthcare, Roads and Utilities, Emergency Services
  10. Justice Systems – are essential but must also support the transitions within monetary systems. Parking ticket costs, for example, should be dependent on ability to pay – whenever incomes are not assured
  11. Patent Systems – Hardware Patents can create a boon for employment during robust economic times. In mature capitalisms they should be enforced with less rigour and much less for foreign patents, especially for self-sustainability and innovation needs. Abuse Cases should not be permitted (famous cases include Tesla-Marconi, Tesla’s AC Generator, Patent Trolls). Software Patents – are entirely frivolous and should never encumber important innovation

In Education & Reporting …

  1. Academia – A TASK program must run across academic institutions to ensure that sustainable curriculum is taught consistently today – Mandatory in Collapse-Trending Economies
  2. Climate and Environment – are managed by Operational SOPs or Special Projects and are essential – but easily manageable too
  3. Report – Monitor and improve your results from all causal policy reports  – The SCP Report, GDP per Capita PPP, Housing Index, Inequity, etc.

Strong SCP (Social Contract Product) – via a positive capitalistic trade balance, ensures the nation is capitalizing on the opportunity it affords its citizens

Section 4: FDR’s Proven Turn-around New Deal Policies

In the 1930s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) worked against Congress and Senate obstructors to ensure tens of millions of starving Americans had the basics of life. His Second Bill of Rights policies laid the foundation for the American Dream’s strong Social Contract – which then built the greatest economy in history

Japan, Germany, and Italy (the FDR-Democracies) lost the war, but won the peace when FDR’s Second Bill of Rights policies were added to their Constitutions in the Marshall Plan. These are the only G7 nations with advancing economies today; they have six weeks vacations, maternity leaves, great schools and free university (in many cases), great healthcare and lower taxes than private insurance scheme countries. No political parties in North America support these policies; Mr. Trump’s team support Full Employment and Nationalism only

Nationalism and Culture

Immigration policy and FDI add a higher risk of collapse-trending economies, and there is no benefit to adding population in an economy

Wealth & Income Inequity

The United States has the second-highest number of millionaires, but with wealth inequity at a very high 80 and income inequity at an equally high 41, income and wealth do not distribute as is needed to create an advancing economy here. 130 million people, the bottom 40%, own less than 0.3% of the wealth in America. The costs of lost productivity is a staggering $37 billion dollars per day or $13.6 trillion annually in America. Statistically, the U.S.A.’s chances of improving its present collapse-trending economy are 50% lower than another low-inequity nation.

In the L versus U-Shaped Charts here, we see that some countries managed inequity better than others. In the TEPs here, we see the clear benefit of keeping Wealth GINIs below 67% and Income GINIs below 33%. This is confirmed by the U.S. Historical Income GINI chart that shows inequality leaping by 25% in the 1920s and then correcting under FDR’s New Deal and Full-Employment Policies from 1940 to 1944. When the United States hit 33%, it built the greatest economy in history – and then they lost this advantage in the 1980s under Ronald Reagan’s Low-Tax policies

Debt & Debt Forgiveness

Debt forgiveness is an essential and time-honored approach to resetting the manifest imbalances seen in a global mature capitalism. EVERY MAJOR EUROPEAN NATION WROTE DOWN DEBT (up to 250% of GDP in Germany’s case) in the 1930s and 1940s. Debt can improve an economy, but its an expensive way to accomplish these gains. Look to other sustainable, causal policies first to improve economies

Pensions and Personal Savings

Full Employment

In a monetary system, access to income is as essential as air, food, or shelter. Citizens cannot live without access to basic incomes, and they also cannot be productive for the economy. Heads of Households should be fully employed first, as they single income families pay for two families, and these individuals should not be faced with starvation wage policies

Social Contract

In a monetary society, Salaries must exceed Cost-of-living (CoL) to afford freedom, and to ensure that every country’s most important assets, it’s citizens, can each contribute to the economy. When Salaries fall to CoL, we lose our Social Contracts, and when salaries are lower than CoL we watch starvation wages erode Social Contracts until today every country loses $3.6 billion per day to them. In democracies greater than 15-million, Constitutional guarantees for our basic needs must ensure rights of food, shelter, healthcare, security, education, …  or the costs of productivity loss climbs quickly to many billions of dollars per day. We measure Social Contract by Social KPIs like longevity and Social Problems like poverty, suicide. See a calculation of Social Contract at and see an explanation of why every $1 invested in Social Contract returns $4 here

Strong Social Contract nations are self-sufficient and can easily permit change as from automation. How? By ensuring automation also builds Social Contract products first – see Worthwhile Industries

Freedom / Low Cost of Living

Respect, Empathy, Family Values

Single Income Family Policy

Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities – Voltaire

Diversity (Onshoring & Offshoring), Inclusion, and Female Inequity in High Income nations – are unsustainable policies. They lead to disrespect, division, sexism, racism, ageism and they drive unsustainable birthrates, starvation wages, and denials of access to income that stall economies. Divorce and birthrates decimated American societies in the 1930s – and we see these statistics again today. Family Values and Single Income Family Policies were adopted in the U.S. during our last mature capitalism out of necessity, to return that failed society to viability again. No great civilization in history has survived to today, despite 100-generations calling themselves “modern”, so consensus can never replace expert leadership and sustainable policy. Respect, Empathy, and Family Values are sustainable policies

Section 5:  The Bibles

Bibles were created as textbooks that explain how to build sustainable societies. Over time, clerics sought to make themselves a value to the community, to build churches, and offset their practical needs by focusing on God’s messengers, but God – or Gods in polytheisms – drive the important work of building good lives and sustainable societies only. In philosophy, faith in God does not ensure a meaningful life; but purposeful actions that build a sustainable community (World Peace) – do

WARNING:  Religious literalists may be offended by an academic discussion of the Bible’s messaging. Rest assured that assumptions here are predicated on the Bible’s twenty reassurances that God – “is Good”. It was the Muslim Judge Avaroes that explained famously – “Very few men can accept and understand academic discussion, and for the rest, there is the literal telling of scripture”. Socrates – was actually murdered (made to eat hemlock) by the democratic parliament of Athens, at the age of 80 – because he encouraged his young students to pursue academic discussion of religion, instead of just the literal stories that explained the Greek’s Gods

“If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him” – Voltaire

The importance of teaching Good – as a God with an afterlife, is to remind that that no civilization is viable nor can survive, without good in everyone everyday. Otherwise one might consider that being good is in our hands to decide, and take a day off once in a while to covet, steal, and murder

Are atheists weak thinkers when they don’t believe in God, but do believe in essential Good?

The Golden Rule

Social Contract

Social Contract – Causal

The e=mc2 epiphany of Transition Economics is surely the Social Contract TEP. Ensuring the basic needs of neighbors permits productivity, prosperity, and good lives. The Golden Rule is an obvious and proven model for sustainable societies – and for World Peace, as proven by this chart

Ta Biblia translated the Hebrew name Joshua to Greek’s Jesus in 325 ACE/AD. The name Joshua means “God is Salvation”. So, the father reminds you of essential Good  – in all aspects of your own life, and then the father (good)works through the son, to save all mankind; to be good to others. This is unquestionably brilliant literal imagery that also teaches essential good and, of course, the Golden Rule

Seven Deadly Sins

  1. Lust
  2. Gluttony
  3. Greed
  4. Sloth
  5. Wrath
  6. Envy
  7. Pride


  • Debt Forgiveness and Economic Resets in 50th-year Jubilees – an excellent description of FDR’s, Hammurabi’s, and other accounts of reset/rebalancing of 60-year Mature Capitalisms, which are recorded thirty-times in history
  • The importance of abundance for everyone
  • Tax – those with more should pay and contribute more
  • Debt and Money Lending – Credit
  • Respect of Wages – there are 67 Bible quotes
  • Capital Growth and Investment – 10 cows become 20, etc.
  • Ownership – Home, Land, Business (Titles, Deeds, Incorporation,etc.) and the return to original owners
  • Savings – 10% Tithes to Church/Community and 10% to Savings

The Ten Commandments

Similar to the Golden Rule, the Ten Commandments are also found in the scriptures of every bible and religion

  1. I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me
  2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
  3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day
  4. Honor thy father and mother
  5. Thou shalt not kill
  6. Thou shalt not commit adultery
  7. Thou shalt not steal
  8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
  9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods


The Nurembery Diaries (1946) called Evil in a society, the systemic absence of empathy


  • Genesis (Creation) – replace the word day with one billion or one-hundred million years, and Genesis is accurate
  • Revelation (Destruction) – It would be hard to devise a better description of a Nuclear bombardment and winter, given the language available to scholars at the time of writing
  • Washing in Running Water – death rates for pregnant mothers was 30% in an 18th-century hospital before washing with running water between patients, lowered that death rate to 2% – long before microscoping germ sciences were understood
  • the Importance of Blood to the Flesh
  • the Earth is a Circle – and – it hangs on nothing
  • The Paths of the Seas – explained Ocean currents
  • Laws of Quarantine – for Leppers was explained
  • Shipbuilding proportions are those used in enormous cruise ships today

6:  Political Opportunism & Mislabelled Voter Messaging

In the 1980s, American Political Parties pioneered marketing test-centers to develop messaging that garnered voter support for policies that were also preferred by wealthy political contributors. Dickens, Lord Byron, Hugo, Orwell, Hobbes, FDR, and many other writers wrote about the dystopia created by Low-Taxation, Low Estate Tax, and other examples of weak government correction of unbalanced Salaries and Cost of Living. Where FDR proved conclusively that Government for the People, maintained social balance and created a robust economy and prosperity, these policies had the exact opposite effect


The Income Distribution policy “Low-Tax”, like all of these politically opportunistic terms, was selected in market tests to sound appealing to voters. Voters believe that freedom comes from a reduced cost of living in a tax break, but they don’t realize that it excuses the top-10% from making much-larger income and wealth payments. The rich also benefit because Low Tax distracts voters from noticing that no policies now address the income that they take from other non-tax costs of living

Politicians in every democracy used this policy to win elections. Today, most large democracies are mired in high national debt and collapse-trending economies because the Cost of Living rose while Salaries did not (a low social contract). “Low Tax” has created unproductive income inequity to the point where 95% of all annual income gains go to the Top-1% rich in the U.S. today. An economy can have rich people, but it can’t have 100 million people who are unproductive due to starvation wages and high cost of living

Low Tax stalls economies by denying currency that could be productively put back into the economy by salaries, welfares, and social programs, and redirects it instead to private treasuries, bonds, and tax havens. The national debt that low tax is serviced disproportionately by poor and middle-class tax payers as well

It is the responsibility of your government – given to them by your vote, to ensure that imbalances in the monetary system are corrected – so that a nation’s most valuable resource – its people –  can be productive and have good lives

Diversity, Middle Income & Female Equality

Political opportunism is rife in mature capitalisms. In the absence of strategic planning, civics training in our schools, and credible reporting, populist news presents petty drama and also whichever messaging tests best in market studies. These policies are broadcast in billion-dollar advertising campaigns and this keeps voters in support of 95% of all income-gains flowing to the Top-1% of wealthy. Middle Income is the largest percentage of working voters – and women, obviously comprise half of most populations

Birthrates fall below 2.2Female Inequality – is the same policy as Double Income Families – sometimes called Double Income Traps. See “Low-Tax” policy to understand the economic impacts of Middle-Income election campaigns

Read about Diversity here

No Welfares. Private Healthcare & Insurance

The United States is the only G20 nation without Universal Healthcare today. After World War II, FDR’s Second Bill of Rights was added to the Constitutions of Italy, Germany, and Japan – and these countries are the only three advancing economies in the G7 today. The average number of paid vacation days here – is six weeks annually. These Universal Rights were added to several European Constitutions by the Marshall Plan and U.N. because of the estimated 40-million civilians who starved or died of disease after the war’s end

High Social Contract nations have some of the highest economies in the world per-capita. The opposite is true also; low social contract nations have some of the lowest economies too. The SCP Report manages the problem by measuring revenues lost to each economy. For example, America loses $37 billion dollars a day – or $13 trillion a year – to its low social contract; to its inability to empower citizens and take advantage of opportunity like high social contract nations do. The average loss to each country globally today, is $3.6 billion per day

Death Tax

The Reagan administration changed this policy name from Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax to Death Tax. Wealth Distribution is essential to ensure that a nation’s currency continues to move throughout an economy and not stall the economy by taking currency out of circulation

Stock Markets

Small Government

Open Markets & Laissez-Faire Business Policies

Also called Globalization…

Sales Economies are better than Production

No, they are not …

Section 7:  The U.N.’s SDGs

Like the Bibles 2,000 years ago, the United Nations set out Global Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) in 2015

Bibles have proved very well that setting down Goals by themselves, is not a successful way to build a Sustainable Society. Any engineer can tell you that it takes a clear plan with focus, budget, resources, and clear timelines to build any goal; especially the very large and complex goals mentioned here

This said, the Sustainable Goals are definitely asking us to look in the right directions – based on what we’ve learned in the analysis and learning above

#6 Clean Water and #2 Abundant Food – See FoodBots tours for abundant local food and water solutions

#3 Strong Social Contracts and Good Lives are managed reliably by automation and social programs – in the same way, that FDR built his New Deals above. The monetary system quickly becomes irrelevant once we automate the scalable assembly lines that produce all the things we need. Welfares and support for the poor become entirely free, and #1. poverty can be eradicated like it was Polio or any other curable disease and social problem. The Golden Rule and American Dream are models that leveled the #9 Inequities of all citizens – so that all could be productive and contribute to a strong economy

#3 Healthcare – Healthcare spending is a near causal indicator of a successful economy. Like most social contract investment, $4 is the Return on Investment (ROI) for every $1 spent

See #4 Education and #5 Gender Equality above; gender equality is a very different issue in developing nations than it is in developed nations. In Developed Nations, Single Income Families are imperative sustainable policy needed urgently to turn-around starvation wages, racism, sexism, ageism, division, and unsustainable fertility rates in High-Income nation populations that are 94% dying today. In Developing Nations, RESPECT is the key foundation-stone policy of sustainable education and public policy. Men and women are like right and left legs, essential to one another, and Family Values are a time-honored sustainability model reminded to us in every bible

#7 Energy – is the start of it all. Prosperity requires abundant, reliable clean energy. See Cirenergy for the How explanation of how we build this everywhere…

#8 Work and Economic Growth – Access to Income/Full-Employment, and strong social contracts (Salaries that afford all Costs of Living) are proven above to build prosperous economies reliably

#9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure – just look to Worthwhile Industries for this planning, and also for the perfect marriage of the #11  20-minute-commute cities and communities that every nation needs. No community is complete without responsible life-cycle management and end-of-life planning for all of its productions #12. Environment and #13 Climate responsibility, is handled by well-engineered SOPs and the infrequent Special Project as needed – in this way

Worthwhile Industries is CSQ Research’s thesis-driven engineering plan to build national self-sufficiency before 2030, but where SDGs offer only Goals, Worthwhile presents global investors with planning, financial contracts, business plans, SOPs, and rollout schedules. The things that are needed to actually build the SDGs …

Worthwhile Industries

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The GAP between planning and financing the SDGs is great. Only 1% of SDG Programs are approved for funding by Investment Committees internationally

Smokescreens and disingenuous promises are all that Finance Industries have mustered on behalf of the Social Goals of any nation, and Governments have failed to understand their shortcomings and responsibilities in correcting business when appropriate

Section 8:  Mixed TEPs

Transition Economics permits its Proofs (TEP Charts) to present multiple measures. A caveat is that they must align very closely to the conventions explained in our USE CASE and Terms for Monetary Systems. Some care has gone into ensuring these terms are disambiguated; have one meaning per term and not multiple meanings

The Social Contract and Social Contract Product (SCP) TEP Charts below, measure a mix selected from thirteen social problems and measures suggested by Professor Wilkenson’s University of Edinburgh team in their 2013 study of Social Contract measures. Their TED Chart summarized statistics collected by every nation for suicide rates, divorce rates, longevity, poverty, trust, obesity, teenage births, mental illness, addiction, math & literacy, social mobility, and imprisonment. See those Charts here

When combined, they create mixed TEPs:

Its true that Social Contracts are improved by guarantees of food, shelter, incomes, security, healthcare, education, etc., but rather than measure consumption, we instead measure results. The Social Contract TEP Chart is an unweighted measure of the most economically beneficial social measures:

Social Contract




Income Inequity




The SCP Report (Social Contract Product), is a weighted measure that adds the most beneficial financial measures to the Social Contract measure explained above:

The SCP Report


Export per Capita

Trade Balance



Social Contract

Consistent with Professor Wilkenson’s findings, these TEPs confirm empirically that countries with low social-problems have high social contracts;  AND, that this causal relationship is shared by measures of export-per-capita and positive trade balances. See all Causal reports above in Sustainable Policies

The first 2019 SCP Report did not have access to this “World at our Hands Report” – and still it predicts advancing economies better than any of the United Nations HDI and Happiness Reports. For 2020, The SCP Report will be guided by the best TEP charts available, so as to include the most causal of Social Problems and Indicators possible:

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