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The Ecumenics Party

"biblical solutions to social problems"


Modern governments are always thought inefficient. Yet, it is possible to think of at least one thing governments have improved on. 

Begging has gone from a minor segment of the economy to possibly one of the biggest if not the biggest income earner.

Begging without government assistence is very ineffienct and is never more than a cottage industry. Before governments got involved in asisting beggers begging was something only individuals did directly. Of necessity it was always small scale.

Governments have turned begging into one of the biggest income earners. Whole peoples make most of their income begging. Billion dollar business exist solely to beg.

Even key industries like our hospital system exist primarily because they can beg so well and get free labor and donations.

Without a highly efficient begging sector few governments could survive which explains why the sector does so well in developed economies.

How To Create Jobs

Normally we think of job creation as a task for business leaders and government. If one understands how the economy works, it is obvious that job creation is a task for the community to perform. If we leave the entire process up to one segment of the economy the results will be hit and miss. Job creation projects work best when they include the consumer and worker. Indeed, as it is easy to see, the worker and the consumer are generally the same person.

Consumers create jobs by making use of the goods and services provided to them by their other identity, the worker. Businesses and governments can and do make goods and services available, but it is the consumer spending his or her money that creates the Demand that decide what jobs are needed. If we think about the process, it is easy to see consumers create jobs based on what is important to them. This creates a strong economy.

Conventional thinkers tell us professionals are needed to create jobs; people who know how to make investments and create business plans. The need for professionals is increased when the people who will use the goods and services are not involved in deciding where the investments will be made. If we erect a system that does not allow Bill to help himself then Bill will have to permit the experts to take over.

Professionals are the only ones qualified to get the funding required to create jobs because the present system make professionals the only one qualified to acquire needed funding. Does this mean experts always know the sort of jobs that need to be created to provide what we the consumer want most? Indeed, do they know how to create the needed jobs in the cheapest way? If not then the job of creating jobs might be better done by people who could create jobs for less cost.

What is a job but me needing you to help me. What is an economy but others who need me to help them and you? Creating jobs is the same thing as creating an economy. Unless an economy is being created creating jobs will not produce prosperity.

No matter what anyone tells you an economy is just people helping one another.

If people are not helping one another, you do not have an economy and what you have will not last. To create jobs is to build an economy and this means we find new ways of helping one another. The most direct way to do this is by using a positive market.

Communities are people helping one another in direct ways. It is the face to face interaction that really denotes a community. Positive Markets are what makes a community a community. The formation of community using Positive markets is a process that has gone on everywhere throughout time and is still going on now as it went on at the beginning even though the free market has seemed to overshadow it. The economy has become more complicated, but the community remains basically unchanged; a product of positive markets.

An economy is a market used by a community to provide its wants and needs. A market used to be a specific place where people came to trade what they had for what others had. Then the economy became diffused over a wide geographical area and now is said to be global. But no one works globally or buys globally, we still work and buy in a very limited area and this area is generally a local community. A local community’s wants and needs, is more efficiently provided by a local market or more accurately called a direct market.

To create jobs all we need is a group of people who want to help one another and a way to measure the value of the job done. To measure the value of a job we use a voucher system issued on the equity of the market. The market being the total value of all the jobs done in the local economy.

Equity is simply wealth or capital. If 100 persons donate $100.00 each, then the available capital is $100 x 100 = $10,000.00. If $30,000.00 of goods and services are donated as well, an additional $30,000.00 in equity or $40,000.00 in capital is available.

Preferred shares are units that measure the value within a market or one of its elements. The market or Exchange can issue 40,000 preferred shares on the strength of $40,000 in capital. These preferred shares can be issued in units that are multiples of each in the same way conventional currencies are issued. This gives the Exchange 40,000.00 units of currency which members use to pay for goods and services.

A community by donating good and services to a Positive Market or Exchange creates positive ownership and thus an economy and jobs.