Sunday, October 24, 2010

Homa Ecologica Cooperativo (On Facebook)

This group seeks to educate, organize, plan and implement a radical intentional evolution of the human species to Homa Ecologica Cooperativo.

The mission is ecologically socio-economic and seeks fundamental reform of the resource planning and allocation system to accomplish human progress in the form of ecological economic redevelopment based on human needs and the recognition of resource scarcity, and inculcated on the principles of inclusion, humanity, equity, altruism, health and well-being, quality of life, economic democracy, peace, and sustainability.

It recognizes the concept of self-interest and extended self-interest and comprehends the organization of status quo establishments and institutions, but seeks to reconcile, reorganize, and reallocate the employment of natural resources/human labor based on the concept of neighborhood/community, inter-community, regional, inter-regional, world around solidarity, cooperation, and organization.

Suggested eventual outcomes include the formulation of a World Congress for Community Economic Development.

In Peace, Friendship, Community, Cooperation, and Solidarity.

Mike Morin

Relative to Leauge for Industrial Democracy and Upton Sinclair Mutual Aid Fund


Thank you for the letter.

It is quite interesting to see you (and others?) trying to take similar initiatives to the Peoples' Equity Union (i.e. the Upton Sinclair Mutual Aid Fund). My research and your correspondence indicate that we have very similar motivations, understanding, and intentions relative to ecological economic redevelopment/community betterment. I think we both understand the concept of the community/worker hybrid cooperative and would like to get very busy in implementing such in our respective communities and elsewhere.

With respect to such, I am trying to work on two fronts, the micro and the macro. It is my considered opinion that success will not occur on the local level until there is a huge critical mass of citizens that understand the fundamental root causes of the current and further impending failure of the Capitalist/Corporatist system and the need for us as a country and a world to unify in support of an alternative economic paradigm, a "plan and implement" economy based on the meeting of human needs, and not a "risk and return" motivation based on profit.

It brings to mind to mind the schism of the 1800's between Marx and Proudhon, and it is almost rendered impossible by the myriad of profit-motivated, solely self-interested endeavors that have evolved to be a highly decadent but self-perpetuating entropy of linear trajectory and the massive systematic inflation in the price of real and capital assets..

There is a fundamental accounting principle: Equity = Assets - Liabilities. Until we can bring to the fore world leaders who value equity as a fundamental universal principle (equity means ownership and it means equality), along with inclusion, humanity, altruism, well-being and quality of life, peace, and sustainability and who speak to the human condition in historical perspective and propose bold collective action by the species, the future of the human race will remain bleak.

I'd like to get your thoughts.

Thank you.

In Peace, Friendship, Community, Cooperation, and Solidarity.

Mike Morin

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Minimum Wage and an Inculcated Tangent

Minimum Wage and an Inculcated Tangent

The minimum wage is only good for children, 14, 15, 16, living at home with their parents who have a living wage income (preferably male). By the age of 18, a guaranteed income to bring minimum or better wage up to living wage, and increasing with age, is in order. That is the demand side.

On the supply side, we need to consolidate assets and write down their costs (Real and Capital assets for ecological economic redevelopment with a definite and committed demand side management plan and evolution to a more sedentary life). On the supply side we are dealing with an extant and momentous over-supply glut, much of it which is of inferior quality.

Supply side chains need to be transitioned to wholesale and distribution channels altered to make goods and services available within walking distance of almost all. Such, if the resources can be garnered (every day that we squander resources so ridiculously creates a situation more bleak with regards to the opportunity costs for precious resources) and the reorganization and reallocation secured, then the youth and children have a hope for the future, much of which could be employed in the building, communications, and agro-ecology trades.

We can not afford to squander time with respect to the necessary eduaction, reorganization, and subsequent reallocation, rebuilding transition.

In Peace, Friendship, Community, Cooperation, and Solidarity...