HYPOTHESIS: Individual Social Value as a means of accessing resources in a reciprocal system

Authors: Aldo Salvatore Coraggio
Date added: 5th January 2022, 16:08:21

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In the past, many important people have given us a principle that can lead to improve the quality of life whit the respect of constraints of environmental sustainability.  

This principle is known as "Golden Rule" , it is the synthesis of all universal ethical codes and analyzing the implications we can establish the following rights and duties valid for each person:

1)    Everyone has the right to live a higher quality life to a minimum.

       Who among us wants evil for himself? 

       Who wants a life of misery and worry?  

       It is therefore essential, in order not to fall into contradiction, to recognize this right to each individual. By minimum threshold we mean that the lowest standard of quality of life should be a goal to be set in constant improvement with the contribution of all.

2)    Everyone has the right to the preservation of their cultural identity and to respect for their personal dignity.

If your family members have passed on certain values to you, would you be willing to change them if you were forced to?   Would you like to be insulted, mistreated, despised, avoided?   Nobody can claim the right to impose their habits on others, we need the utmost respect for peaceful coexistence.

3)    Everyone has the duty to undertake to maintain a minimum level of education.

Culture is an essential element in order to live in accordance with the Golden Rule, in a society that seeks to live by this principle deepen the knowledge (of oneself and what surrounds us) is a personal responsibility of each of us.

4)    Everyone has the duty to undertake to respect and preserve the life and the balance of all life forms that have been established on the earth since its inception.

Everything that has been written so far, the principles to which reference is made, are of universal validity and are directed to every single person, regardless of whether they are a member of an aboriginal tribe in Australia or an American citizen.

Any group of people who claim to share these principles should have the following objectives in their governing bodies:

1) raise the minimum threshold of quality of life and the cultural level

2) to ensure social development in harmony with the natural balance existing

3) Establish and promote meritocratic systems for the benefit of the people who contribute most, through the provision of socially useful goods and services, to achieve the first two objectives.

This objective aims at achieving the first two, through the activities that we will define as "activities of production of goods and provision of socially useful services" that are all the only necessary to ensure a good level of quality of life in the context of a society based on the principles set out above.

We will call a society that respects the Golden Rule a "Reciprocal System" as opposed to the current "Capitalist System" based on the principles we know well of competition and the free market.

Ensuring a good level of quality of life for everyone means being free from everyday worries, so that you can dedicate yourself as much as possible to your inclinations, this should be one of the main objectives to be pursued globally.

The main commitments for each of us should be :

-  To produce value in the form of material goods and / or service of socially useful

-  Increase your level of education (history, art, science, current events)

-  Taking care of our environment, the biosphere, our only true wealth

The production of material goods by means of our hands or machines, however produced by the hands of other individuals, plus the supply of both material and intellectual services, are the only human activities that give an added value useful for social development.

Now we go on to analyze what are the human activities necessary to ensure a good level of quality of life.

The categories of socially useful activities

Here's an exhaustive list of the areas of socially useful activities divided into three groups:

Areas of production of material goods:

     Agriculture, farms, Forestry, Food, Manufacturing, Handicraft, Construction, metallurgic, Mining, Mechanical, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Textiles, Pulp and Paper, Plastic, Electronic, Automotive, Railways, Shipbuilding, Building Technology, Industrial Plant Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace .

Areas of providing of material services :

Health / Sports, Transportation, Environmental maintenance and monitoring, Public Policy, Resources Management (Water, Energy, Raw Materials),  Maintenance, Distribution of Goods, Catering, Hospitality and Tourism.

Areas of providing intellectual services:

Education, Research, Design (goods, services, software), International Cooperation, Justice, administrative.

As you can see, all these items you will not find banks, credit systems and everything that is related to money because we have invented it to facilitate exchange in goods and services. Today the money is not part of the human needs.

The use of money has had its usefulness in the past and has certainly contributed both to the level of actual development and the creation of all the problems of "modern society". But the real wealth is not tied to money, but to the production of goods and provision of the services listed, provided by each of us. For the same reasons there are no commercial activities or advertising activities, only the sector of activity for the distribution of material goods exists. Only the people who has give a personal contribution in one activities listed above, give a contribute to improvement to the life quality of all people.

Each person should have a clear understanding of what the important things are, that is :

1) The environment in which we live (resources): nature will not adapt to our whims, we must be aware of the fact that we live in a closed system and in perfect balance (the biosphere) .The actual capitalist system, based on the continued growth and on the reckless use of resources, driving us quickly to the disaster.

2) Respect for our fellow human beings and all forms of life: you can not get on with arrogance, cunning used for the exploitation of others, rather it will be necessary to unite our minds in a common effort to overcome the challenges that the future holds for us.

We need to replace the word "competition" with the word "cooperation" In fact, in a society based on the ethics of reciprocity, the personal profit, the competition as a means for survival, the desire to possess things, no longer any sense.

I set out below the proposal to realize the Humanity Management System (HMS) :

1) Each person has their own Individual Social Value (ISV) which is calculated on the basis of two coefficients, cultural coefficient and environmental coefficient

2) Material goods and material services necessary to achieve the best level of quality of life (that have been listed above)  have been divided into two  subcategories:

        2a) material goods

                   2a1)  material goods for personal use

                   2a2)  material goods for the production of material goods / material services / intellectual services

        2b) material services

                   1b1)  material services for personal use

                   1b2)  material services for the production of material goods / material services / intellectual services

Access to personal goods and services is regulated for each person by their own ISV. Only personal goods and services are considered in the calculus of ISV. Access to goods and services for productions is regulated according to own skills.

We have QVmin (minimum level of Quality of Life) and QVmax (level of Quality of Life maximum). For the first time ISV is calculated starting from current personal assets. Personal assets remain yours as long as you are alive and can be passed on to the people you want.

when someone produces / supplies a socially useful good / service his ISV will undergo a variation equal to :

ISV = ISV +  V*(Kc+Kb)         if the good/service has been produced/supplied

ISV = ISV -   V                        if the good/service has been received

with the following limits             QVmin      <     ISV     <     QVmax  


Kc       is the coefficient proportional to the culture for each person

Kb       is the coefficient proportional to the good behavior towards the environment and towards other people

V         is the globally standardized value of a given socially useful good/service, provided/produced by the single person or groups of person

the values of Kc and Kb could be included in the range 0.5 ..10.0

This, in order to motivate people to increase their Kc and Kb coefficients.

QVmin allows anyone to access essential goods and services

QVmax allows access to all goods and services with the only limitation not to conflict with the golden rule

The biggest difference between ISV and money is the fact that ISVs are not stackable, so you can't lock in resources for other people.

In the following drawing you can find a possible structure of the database and the relationships between the various elements necessary for the realization of the HMS


For each element of this graph there is a detailed description

Element Descripition

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