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Note: Not all terms are still in use but may be encountered in some older enteries.

 

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Assets: Resources. Things with value whether tangible or intangible, e.g. equipment and goodwill. Assets minus liabilities equal capital. Capital = Assets - Liabilities.

 

Asset Card: A method of accounting using a card or booklet with columns for date, item, credit, debit, balance and confirmation. Eliminates the need for insitutional money.

 

 

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Bootstrapping is a concept being applied to a program that allows people to start at ground zero, with what they have and know and start a business using privatized money. The objectives of capitalist institutions is founded in greed, bootstrapping creates and rewards cooperation and allows us to spend our way to prosperity, ie it rewards generosity.

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Choice: An element of a transaction, a limited obligation. Part of a trade. A choice is when one is set to give up something of value to obtain an object or service which has greater value for the one who is making the choice. This expression or manifestation of ones value in the concrete form of a choice is the process by which the identity is formed.

Community Centered Business: The rational business model.

Commitment: A commitment is an unreserved choice.

Capital: The amount of wealth one has once all liabilities have been accounted for.

Capitalization: Turning goods and services into saleable products, moving assets from the informal to the formal economy. The licensing of resources to private individuals for mutual benefit of State and private interests. The mutual ownership of assets by state and private persons as in capitalist countries. Turning liabilities into assets.

Connectivity: Connectivity is business activity it can be informal as in civil society or formal as in the commercial sector. Connectivity consists of exchanges. In the informal sector these are manifest as friends helping friends. Debt decreases the richness of our interactions and is experienced as a loss of community. 

Connectivity Plateau: A state of acceptable connectivity. Friends accept a low level of connectivity compared to what they expect from lovers but more than they require of acquaintances. The difference between connectivity levels is higher levels of expectation. In Connectivity 3.0 we expect a deeper commitment from our associations. 

Cooperatives

Cooperative Market: Place where goods and services are bought and sold without the use of money, contrasted with the free market of Capitalism which uses money and allows for the externalization of costs. civil market, social engineered market.

Civil or Socially Engineered Market: A market designed to enhance the connectivity of all participants equally.

Connectivity Market: The Rational Exchange.  Previously termed the Socially Engineered Market. A market designed to enhance the connectivity of all entrants, equally and to reduce the potential of dissociative behavior inhibiting the ability for each to make their own choices as per the Business Statements of Rationalism.

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Devolve: Return power to the people by implication from those who have centralized it unlawfully and irrationally.

Devol: The elementary particle, the most basic particle. The particle of Creation out of which all other particles are formed. The devol is the particle of consciousness and choice. It consists of nothing but two states comparable to a light switch. It can choose or choose not to choose. It can be conscious of x where x is any other devol or entity created therefrom, or not conscious of x.

Rationalism: A system or process whereby power is made available to the people through making social engineering universally available. A viable grass roots democracy. A system of justice and ethics that results in an equalitarian and the realization of utopian society. A economic and political system which prevents the externalization of costs.

Devolutionist: A person who believes in social engineering, particularly as a means of empowerment.

Devolutionism: Philosophy of free will. Doctrine that we need universally available social engineering tools to save the planet..

Devolution Business: A business designed to produce choice and wealth based on the principles and practices of Rationalism. Based on the civic and social engineering.

Devolution Economic: (DE) A Devolution Economic is an informal economy, which is made formal through the use of an accounting tool called the Access Card. A civil economy.

Dissociative Personality: The term comes from psychology and pertains to a person separated from themselves. In social engineering the term refers to someone who has rejectied society, manifested by an inability to form commitments, but the basis of this wholesale rejection is an inability to identify with self.

Dominion: See Rule

E

Entrophication 

Elitists: People who use social engineering to promote ideology.

Elitism: The belief of some that an idea or ultimate end justifies the means to its accomplishment. In practice this results in social engineering being used to further the ends of the groups ideology. This strategy is intrinsically connected to the use of intimidation, impoverishment, and brute force as it requires forcing others to pay costs that the implementation of the ideology necessitates.

F

Fascism: Control of choice through the use of money, weapons and brute force. Tyranny used in a political context. Domination of the choice forming tools. Fascism is the politics of compulsion.  Fascist commandeer the tools of choice. Centralize authority, remove responsibility.

Free Market: The buying and selling of goods and services. A theoretical and idealized place where buyers and sellers meet. See Money Controlled Market and the Responsible Market. Free Cooperative

G

Green Peace

 

H

Hope: A feeling based on the existence of free choice for it is only in the knowledge that one has the ability to alter and effect the out come of ones life can hope be justified.

 

 

I

 Institutions: Institutions are inherently unstable. An institution is an organization given an aim or an end. Those who inhabit an institution are required to operate in accordance with the ends or objectives of the institution. Capitalism and corporations and most businesses are institutionalized, ie they are organizations with an end that predetermines the choices operators within the organizations can make. (see Bootstrapping)

J

Justice is concerned with only two things and if any Department of Justice does these two things well and does nothing else it will accomplish all that can be expected of a human organization. The allocation of goods and services and the restoration of value wrongfully removed. Justice is about the protection and restoration of wealth.

 

 

 

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L

Lewes Dollar (What Is This)

LETS

Loose: A social engineering term relating to a connections rigidity or capacity to be modified. A loose connection suggests a lack of commitment. Online friendships by their nature are loose. The connectivity of lovers can said to be tight.

 

M

Materialism: Materialism is less about the world being composed solely of physical matter than it is about making room for ideological maneuvering. Materialism is an ideology in that it allows a person to justify the externalization of costs on the basis of some greater good. The end justifies the means.

Millennium: hoped-for utopian age: an imagined future utopian age of joy, peace, and justice, especially one created through revolution

Mind: The activity of choosing. To have a mind is to display active choice. The manifestation of choice is the indication of mind.

Money Controlled Market: The Free Market as implemented in Capitalism. This is a market where all buying and selling is done through the medium of money. Ultimately it is those who control access to Capital who control the price and Supply of everything else.

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Pale: A social engineering to the strength of a connection. A connection can either be dense or pale. 

Personal Ownership: Contrasted with private ownership which is elitist and promotes greed and the externalization of costs. Personal Ownership is a position of responsibility and authority in equal measure.

Positive Money Business Model: Rationalism. A business using positive money rather than debt based currency.

Profit: Amounts over and above those justified by the expense of running a business or required to maintain the operations of a business. Profits are those moneys that a business earns but does not need and are not justified by the work the business does. Profits in short are those moneys that do not create jobs.

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R

Resilience: The ability to withstand external influences

Social Engineered Market: The Free market as organized in Rationalism. The Social Engineered Market ensures that no one must pay costs created by others so no one is allowed to purchase goods and services that enable them to externalize costs. In other words the Market is unrestricted if purchaser pays for the entire costs of his purchase.

Rule: There are two types of rule. The wrong kind is where humans rule other humans. This always carries with it the taint of slavery and Elitism. Humans have the authority and logical necessity of making choices as regards the allocation and utilization of the worlds natural resources. The only stipulation that a personal determination does not result in a social obligation. Externalized costs are not allowed because this is the key factor defining tyranny.

Rationality: Rationalisty exists in proportion to the relative weights of connection

S

Self-image: The set of values which guides the choices we make and therefore the identity we create. The self-image is an ideal to which all things strive and is part of the image of God that all things have as part of their soul. The self-image is part of a montage the totallity of which is God. We see ourselves within Him and seek to create this ideal image or vision of us as intimate with God, this guides our choices. To the degree we allow ourselves to be guided by this impression the more ethical we are and the more in line we are with God's purpose.

Situational Value

 

T

Transactional Value: The basis of all economic value in a Rationalism Economy. Transactional Value is the value that a product or service has in an economic sense, meaning that the owner sees it as having more value for someone else than it has for him or her and therefore is a suitable good or service to become part of a transaction, creating value of those who take part in the transaction and the economy as a whole. Transactional Values are the foundation of all economic activity and wealth. The price at which a good or service is exchanged. 

 

Transitions

 

Transition Towns: Towns implementing a Transitions Initiative

 

Transitional Value

 

 

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Free Will Diet: A diet plan based on the cultivation of free will choices. May be adapted to all types of reform which involves changes in habitual behaviors. (Also Baby Diet)

 

 

 

 

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