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Social Positivists

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Firewood Exchange

Exchanges are bible-based economic modules. Direct Exchanges are a manifestation of works done in faith as direct markets are designed to convert the assets of Babylon into assets belonging to the church. In a very real sense this is what being a Christian is all about.

It is best to familiarize yourself first with structure of a Basic Exchange if you have not already done so. A Firewood Exchange is a basic Exchange with an accent on the provision of firewood. The program despites its prosaic nature still actively attacks Babylon using the direct economics provided by Scripture. A Firewood Exchange is a specialized organization created as a way to provide members with low-cost high-quality firewood even as it weans people away from the structures of Babylon. Destroying Babylon and creating a sustainable economy that benefits all of us confirms the reliability and truth of Scripture.

​The Firewood Exchange functions as a mission’s field. As part of the church body authority in an Exchange remains at the base of the organization. To shift power upwards is to create social costs and this is not biblical. ​

The woodlot from which the firewood is obtained is preferentially owned by the local church. This property may have been owned by a member of the congregation, but ownership is transferred to the Exchange through a capitalization process dealt with elsewhere.

Work is paid for the use of credit vouchers or preferred shares. The church owns the assets of the Exchange. These contributions of capital are paid for using preferred shares issued as Exchange equity.

If the church did not replenish the trees cut for firewood they will either need to buy a new woodlot or have no source of firewood. There is, ergo, no benefit to not charging sufficient value for the firewood sold. The Exchange therefore ensures maintenance of the supply. Ergo, we have a sustainable economy created without the need for government intervention. Using the Exchange model there is no benefit to the church for creating social costs, that is costs that the congregation will pay later. The community creating the costs is the community that will ultimately pay the costs.

A direct economy is ultimately a closed ecosystem. Inputs must equal outputs. If we are taking wealth from the planet we need to restore this in some way. We must think of our political jurisdiction as an island. Those in the jurisdiction trade with other jurisdictions but the focus must be on maintaining the health and integrity of the local jurisdiction or parish.

An Exchange can be viewed as an isolated market or a business engaging in inhouse transfers. It makes no sense for a business to create a shoddy product or service for a department. If one department needs a piece of equipment it makes no sense for the manufacturing arm of the parent company to produce the machine in such a poor way that the machine does not work as it ought and suffers multiple breakdowns. This holds true for the church. Business activity in and between Exchanges is similar to in-house transfers within a conventional business.

Social costs are what businesses call externalized costs. These are costs created by the production produces but not contained in the price of the products or services sold, thus the uncovered cost accrues to the account of society and future generations. This only makes sense within the context of a social agenda. The formation and pursuance of social agendas is the hallmark of liberalism. Exchanges are a targeted way of combatting the social agenda of liberalism.