Additional Item Number (3)
ABOUT POOR COUNTRIES, MONEY & CURRENCIES, AND MUCH MORE
(3) January 7, 2003: In the following mixed grouping of some more of my thoughts and ideas about my economic vision for humanity I will address, for starters, before moving on to other things selected, something that I consider, overall, in general, to be strategically important for everyone to consider and ponder over at this early stage (as starting-ideas); and which are based on two particular comments, out of the many more which follow (that I have selected), that a new friend of mine from Lebanon made to me about money & currencies in a few e-mails concerning the poorer countries of the world after he read and said he liked my economic proposal. All of my comments and answers to him are selected from a few of my e-mails back to him (some of which are slightly edited here in order to hopefully improve them). The first two comments of his that I'm using are the following (they are unedited):
(a) "If however these countries take the courageous steps of making money freely available for all the productive activity in their country, the support and guarantee of this new currency will come from the goods that are created or the wealth that will accrue from the execution of the projects."
(b) "Some countries are today in desperate economical difficulty. The solution for them could be to create local financing for local projects on a large scale and without being limited by available funds."
I could be wrong, and please correct me if I am, but you seem to be saying that individual nations should try to put the proposed system in place, all alone, printing their own currency. ... I have presented it to humanity as a project that every nation in the world should get involved with exploring and developing, so that, if eventually enacted as a world-wide policy, the new money that was constantly created for each nation's "Public Enterprise" projects would be one world-wide currency, authorized by one world-wide money-issuing body, a body made up of representatives of each and every nation, and who vote on everything on an equal basis. The bottom line to my vision is that this currency would then be loved and respected by everyone in the world because it was created for each nation in the same exact way: in order to finance all of the most crucial and desperately needed "Public Enterprise" projects in each nation, as well as the most needed collective projects that the nations of the world would engage in together, as laid out in my proposal on the web site.
With that said, it is my opinion that nations who are economically desperate, and who would naturally want to seriously consider the proposed method of creating new money, and who might think that they would want to put this system in place all alone, should consider the following ways of thinking and acting:
It would be strategically wise if a group of such struggling countries began to open-mindedly, aggressively, and in a very public way, so that the media and the whole world would take notice, organize themselves so that together they could look into, study, explore, discuss, and think about my starting-ideas in order to get the rest of the world involved in an ongoing dialogue, as I call for in my proposal. It is my opinion that no one, not even a nation that would be willing to be the first one to try the system out, should do so without the whole world watching, after the whole world had a nice long and constructive dialogue and together came up with the collectively-put-together opening game plan for that nation (or nations) to begin with, for everyone to watch closely as things unfold.
All of the nations of the world, or at least many or most of them, for starters, would be encouraged to at least actively participate in the proposed world-wide forum if just an initial group of poorer nations skillfully and wholeheartedly joined together in an action, the proposed "Public & Private Enterprise Development Forum", in order to try and get the whole ball rolling for humanity, and to highlight it for everyone to see and join. I speak of all this in the proposal on the web site.
Based on some of the things you mention, such as:
"To have a possible immediate implementation a variation is needed that can be applied to individual nations in financial trouble."
"I want something ready for implementation".
...I can see that you are definitely worried about how long it would take, or maybe not even be considered, if we had to wait for the whole world to finally be involved in the public dialogue. As far as a few nations doing it together, of course they can try it, and even say why they are quickly trying it, if they too are worried about the same things and want to rush; but I think it would be strategically wise for them to get together and do it in a very skillful public way, both in service to those nations who are also currently desperate, as they are, and to humanity as a whole, by announcing it to the whole world, so that it both highlights this proposal to humanity, as well as why and what they are attempting to do; and they at the same time can ask the whole world to watch what they are trying to do as well as welcome all help and assistance by experts and officials in every nation. I think that something like this would dramatically help to speed up and create the dynamics for an, as you say
"real revolution in the world economical system",
...as well as not make them look like they are just looking to help themselves, but everyone, everywhere. If a few, or many, or a quarter, or a third, or half, or most of the nations in the world would quickly get together to conference in this way, being sure to also tell the U.N. about it, it would surely be kept close track of by the big-ten nations (or big-nine, big-eight, big-seven, or whatever the number is that includes the U.S.A.), as well as the world-wide media.
"As it is it cannot be immediately applied. It looks like something utopic."
I don't think that it's "utopic". I have a firm conviction that my vision is a practical and do-able plan for the whole world, inclusive of every nation, so is not something that can or should be rushed into "implementation" -- it needs to be hashed out over a period of time once every, or many, or most nations and the media are looking at it in the bright blaze of the world-wide public spotlight.
"Today nations in trouble go to the international bank. And ask for advice and help."
You are thinking too much in the existing box, in the way things are done now, rather than outside the box. We need to fix the existing system so that the medium of exchange that we call money is something that serves ALL OF HUMANITY well, at all times, not just partially and in cycles of boom and bust, and is loved and respected because of the way it comes into existence, as proposed.
You asked these questions:
"How can limitless money be made available without local inflation? By having the guarantee of all the wealthy people in the nation in question? How can you interest these people in doing that instead of sending their money abroad? They in turn will require guarantees? Can this guarantee be replaced by a participation in a "Productive Company" without affecting their reserves of foreign currency?"
The goal is to have one loved and respected currency in the world. The way I see it is that this new system would work just fine even if all or some of the wealthy balked and held back in any and every way. But it will be helping them to do better, as explained in my proposal to humanity. I see it as all the various existing money can eventually be exchanged, all over the world in the same exact way, so everyone is in the same boat, for the new one-world currency. But if some people, and "Private Enterprise" businesses, once we evolve to that, when every nation is finally involved, still want to buy and sell things between themselves using any of the previous currencies, they are more than free to do that.
Yes, "ethics" is probably the most important subject for students, and everyone else, to learn about, and practice, in every way, on every subject. Ethics, in general, overall, is included and is high on the list of why this project is being presented to humanity in the first place.
You are correct that a good portion of the people in every nation have to get involved and study and talk about this economic proposal to humanity before it will have a chance to be properly considered by governments in a serious way. Everything about and within my proposal, in how I have presented it, from top to bottom, even in my amateur way, is calling for others who are much wiser than me to lead the way in creating, building, and sustaining a long-term, ongoing, public dialogue and education on the whole subject, with the experts constantly involved, as well as the educators and the media and humanity in general, everywhere around the world.
You bring up very important points, as the subject of "How money comes into existence" now, and how it could come into existence in a whole new and major problem-solving way at all times for every nation, is the key item in the whole proposal to humanity, and is spoken of as being the most important issue, the foundation, that the proposed worldwide "Public & Private Enterprise Development Forum" should work on and deal with.
You are on the right track when you ended with the idea that when it comes to issuing new money that it should be
"subjected to extra scrutiny".
If you read the document again carefully, with both of our comments in mind, overall, in general, you will see that you are not quite on the right track when you speak of it from the point of view of the issuing of a different currency for each nation when new money is issued only for "Public Enterprise" projects in each nation. The proposal encourages one world-wide "Public Enterprise" currency to be newly issued when paying for any and all well-planned, authorized, and approved "Public Enterprise" projects: for their initial funding and then for their ongoing operating expenses.
And concerning these questions of yours:
"But what happens with inflation? What happens with abuses that could happen in the local administration, high salaries, unproductive expenses, and so on?"
...let me say that all these sort of things are considered and spoken of in the proposal in order to help start a world-wide public dialogue on these things.
The key starting-ideas that are presented throughout my proposal to humanity are that all of the nations of the world, each represented equally in the "new-money-issuing" authority, however they decide to form that body, will together be devising the way(s) that the same one currency for the world, not a different one for each nation, is to be issued, what it will pay for, what prices will be paid for wages and products and services having to do with the "Public Enterprise" side of the equation, in the same way in each country; along with coming up with the systems, plans, and ground-rules for how they will decide on all of these things. It definitely is envisioned as a tightly- and well-organized collective dynamic in every aspect of whatever is ever decided upon, created, altered, and adjusted; and this is also spoken of in the proposal. The bottom line is this, and as I have proposed: The issuing of new money for ALL "Public Enterprise" projects, from the funding of everything in every nation's government, to every other project that will end up falling on the "Public Enterprise" side of the equation, will not be done in a haphazard way in which cheating, hustling, stealing, "abuses", "unauthorized high salaries", "unproductive expenses", and so on will be able to go on without quickly being noticed and skillfully dealt with by this world-wide body.
Based on what you said here:
"Now I have the answer to this problem. A local currency's value is judged by its relation with other international currencies, $, and Euro. And this relation will be directly proportional with the goods and services available for export, in other words with how well the money supplied by the local government has increased production and prosperity."
...the way I see it, the kinds of things that you mention, about the value of currency, don't apply in my vision for humanity, as all "Public Enterprise" activity that is entitled to be funded in every single nation in the same way, naturally proportional to serve each nation's population, the country's area in size and its types of terrain, and the many social conditions needed to be desperately fixed, because agreed upon by the proposed "new-money-issuing" authority, which all nations have an equal position and voting power in, will not be in any way related to and/or conditioned on what is going on in the "Private Enterprise" sector, as mentioned by you.
"Private Enterprise" businesses, large or small, winners or losers; things built, developed, grown, sold, not sold, exported or not exported, and so on in the "Private Enterprise" sector, which is being constantly and immensely funded and strengthened in every way that is important and needed under the new major problem-solving way that money comes into existence in the "Public Enterprise" sector, as said, doesn't apply, and doesn't affect the productive and needed activity of what goes on in the "Public Enterprise" sector. My entire vision points to the idea, and I speak about this to the world of business in many ways in the proposal, that all of the funded activities within "Public Enterprise" in every nation, the only way new money will constantly come into existence, will naturally strongly support the "Private Enterprise" side of the equation at all times, constantly increasing the market potential for every single business in the world, and so will really be a friendly partner with it, while having naturally done away with poverty and bringing every person in every nation into the economic process in a fully fair and prosperous way, which is good and necessary for everyone, everywhere
Whatever is bought and sold, or not, in the "Private Enterprise" market place, between citizens and businesses; between businesses and businesses; between businesses and people in their own nations, or with people who have traveled from other nations to their nation; between governments and businesses, in any nation, from anywhere, will have nothing to do with the agreed upon and equal handling of all the crucial and most needed "Public Enterprise" projects that each nation is entitled to have funded. And all of the new money that is constantly created in the "Public Enterprise" sector will be constantly entering the "Private Enterprise" side of the equation in every way. How? By the spending, investments made, and savings of all that the workers in the "Public Enterprise" sector earn, as well as by the purchases made by each government of all the products and services from the "Private Enterprise" sector that are needed for the creation and the ongoing operations of all the projects in the "Public Enterprise" sector, which include all salaries paid, from top to bottom of the job and skill levels in the entire process.
All this will keep the world of "Private Enterprise", in general, overall, as a whole system, even though there will always continue to be losers and winners in business, from running into its major cyclic dilemmas of recessions, depressions, and hard times in general -- even though in its so-called good and prosperous times there is really only a portion of the people in every nation who are doing well, as history right up to the present moment proves at all times. Our so-called good economic systems in the world, where they are considered to be good, as in the U.S.A., for example, are all very partial in their good effects, with so much suffering, in so many ways, constantly going on, even in the so-called "boom" times of economic activity. No one can dispute this reality and great flaw in how our world now operates.
I will now try to paint a clear foundational picture, an extreme polar example, that contrasts how different types of nations will be free to conduct themselves, whether simply natural to their culture, or on purpose, for whatever reason, as I envision it: If a small or large nation is mostly into being a farming society, producing things that its people may or may not export any of, according to their own choices in the "Private Enterprise" sector, and is a low production society from the point of view of its people not being much into manufacturing many products, or developing technology, or buying and selling things between their nation and others, like the United States of America, or like any other highly industrial nation does, by the choices of their own people and businesses, they will still get the same exact types of funding for all "Public Enterprise" projects that every other nation gets: from their government expenses on into every other type of crucial and needed project that the "new-money-issuing" world body provides for each nation. Whatever projects are voted on to be on the long list to be funded by the "Public Enterprise" system, their nation is entitled to apply for, the same as with all of the other nations of the world who make up the "new-money-issuing" world body, which they will have an equal place and say in. The examples of the types of projects that will be listed on the "Public Enterprise" side of the equation, that are so far mentioned in my proposal, at this point in time of the document's development, are in the section of the project's web site with this heading [I put a link up to it in the My Vision, Origional Manuscript, Section 7 of 17 heading here]:
"HERE'S A SAMPLE LIST OF THE KINDS OF VERY IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO BE FINANCED LIKE THEY NEVER COULD BEFORE"
To try to summarize and conclude what I have said in the paragraph just before this one, the one above the heading to the section on the project's web site that is pointed to, about a nation that is not productively strong from an industrial and manufacturing point of view, let me say this: Under this new "Public & Private Enterprise" system, a particular nation could be quiet, peaceful, loving to everyone everywhere, including the environment, culturally strong, morally strong, educationally strong, socially strong, human relations strong, workmanship strong, ideas strong, spiritually strong, and so on in any of the ways that they may naturally be, or want to evolve to be, without in any way hurting the world's economic system. And this would be so even if its government as well as each of its citizens, just to use this as an extreme example again, didn't want to get rich in ways far above what is needed to sustain themselves with a good lifestyle for everyone in their national community, in all of the above categories, and they simply wanted to lead by example and contribute to humanity mostly in the ways mentioned, and by the general spending around the world by its citizens, as well as by paying for all that needs to be paid for in creating, paying for the construction of, and operating all of its "Public Enterprise" projects -- which would be to many "Private Enterprise" experts, consultants, and businesses from outside of its own general population, as well as from within.
The bottom line is that each nation will not have to act in the same exact way as other nations do, such as, for example, in the extreme and competing hustle and bustle of heavy industrialism and/or technological development, in order to prosper and in order for its citizens to be healthy, prosperous, and happy, and for it to be a useful member of the world community of nations, as envisioned. For whatever reason, a nation could just be an importer of things and never export anything in the "Public & Private Enterprise" system, and still be a respected, necessary, and most useful part of our world-wide civilization. And, to use even another extreme example, not having any valuable natural resources to speak of, as well as not having any production of products that leave its nation, would in no way stand in the way of any nation's development, or in its government's spending; meaning paying salaries to people who work within "Public Enterprises", and the fees paid to "Private Enterprise" businesses, experts, and consultants from within its nation and from around the world who service and supply it with whatever needs to be done in the "Public Enterprise" side of the equation, as it is funded in the same exact way as even the most competitive, inventive, high-tech, and/or industrial nations. Even though it has no natural resources and is not heavily industrial, its citizens, who work in either sector of its "Public & Private Enterprise" economy, or in both, will be spending money both in businesses at home and in many other nations, in the new economic system as it is envisioned.