“No Money, Honey”

For all the Gen X’ers, Gen Y’ers / Millennials, and Gen Z’ers, here is the Executive Summary:

  • Our world is in very sad shape, markets are in “A Race to the Bottom”, regulation-less Multinational businesses with governments supporting Growth at all costs, 62 citizens now control or own wealth equivalent to the poorer half the population (3.7 billion). (Unconvinced? check out HowToFix26WorldProblems.wordpress.com)
  • I have found only one practical solution so far, surely there must be more…
    • Help the ‘Poor’, to help themselves.
    • Then have the ‘Poor’ help the InBetweens (the Not Rich, the Not Poor) to adapt to this new lifestyle they – the ‘Poor’ are now living in.
    • Create new Small-Scale technology along the way to ensure each new community is totally Sustainable.
  • Follow the four “S’s” – Small (E.F.Schumacher, L. Kohr), Simple (Occam’s razor), Sustainable (locally), and Sharing (no trade, no barter, no exchange, no currency of any kind) for all aspects of Planning, Design and Implementation.

Details: (for all the older folks that like to read lots…)

Open Systems, Open governance

The Village needs to be completely Open – no vetting or censoring of members decisions, just total transparency, just like you would want from any governance. There should be No profit, no income, no sales, just Sharing. Donations to cover minimal expenses, where ever necessary.

Reduce complexity, no need for currency, no contracts, no businesses creating profit, no finance, no Insurance (a Sharing NSV (see below) uses the support, the Trust, and co-operation of it’s members in times of emergencies, disaster or need).

Neo Sapien – definition from Urban Dictionary:

“A highly intelligent race evolved from HOMO sapiens, a brutish, animalistic race known for killing each other physically, mentally, and spiritually for things that only have perceived value like clothes, money and the like while depriving themselves of things they actually need like clean air, clean land, clean water, and generally a working biosphere. In the Neo Sapien society racism doesn’t exist and they have advanced technology and zero unemployment since their world is not based on mindless consumption, and manufacturing goods that were designed to be obsolete, everyone uses their creative abilities to make the system better instead of make it stagnate with mindless jobs. Productivity is higher than that of Homo sapiens since there are no costs and wages which solves Dunckers Candle problem since everybody is motivated to try their best not to make the most money. Because money does not exist, neo sapiens do not experience homelessness and poverty and the psychological issues that come along with it. Religion is non existent since any supernatural being Neo sapiens look down on homo sapiens”

Use of Technology

Universal World Rule #4 – A Tool or Machine may only assist, never replace, a worker.

In other words, no Artificial Intelligence (AI) or post-humans for New Sharing Villages until we have all learned we must change from Competing to Co-operating. Besides, workers need work, satisfying, rewarding work so we never again have unemployment, which is one of the factors leading to poverty.

UW Rule #2 – All working-age Single adults (18-64) must either work or attend school, unless unable to due to their health issues. The NSV is a step to help the ‘Poor’. The ‘Poor’ do not Need or want a Space program right now. They do want their Basic Needs satisfied, today. They need Small Scale Technology, much of what is available but not in an Open Systems approach, where plans and designs are available using local raw materials that are renewable.

Sustainability

Picture a Small Village with a limit of 1,000 people, living on 50ha of arable land, in a ‘Sharing Zone’ created by each country to house their ‘Poor’. The ‘Poor’ average about 21% so we need about (7.490 billion times 21%) 1, 572,900 Small Sustainable Villages across the planet today to help the ‘Poor’. But yesterday, today and tomorrow – each day we are adding about 200,000 new citizens, over and above the new babies that replace those who have left us. So every day we also need food, fresh water, clothes, shelter and energy for some 42,000 new ‘Poor’ worldwide.

Surprisingly, using this idea of Sharing leaderless Villages, we homo sapiens can grow another three times our current population size to over 21 Billion, all living comfortably in those unique Small Villages. Some high tech, some low tech, all unique in some respect, just like the people living in them. Borders disappear, nations and cities become Regions of 100 Villages each.

A Few Benefits

Living in this manner, Sharing the Fruits of our Labour with our Neighbours and Friends locally in our New Sharing Village (NSV), an amazing number of benefits arise (as more and more NSV’s are created). Here are a few, followed by a link to a longer list.

  • A Lifetime worldwide opportunity for a no-cost education (K-12, College, University)
  • A Lifetime individual access to no-cost Health Care (Level Good) at any NSV worldwide
  • Guarantee of the opportunity to apply for work in any NSV across the planet. No unemployment, ever
  • Farm Fresh food, free for you and your family for a lifetime, locally grown by your friends and neighbours on the Village Farm
  • More Benefits – EliminatePoverty.wordpress.com/benefits-of-sharing-villages-svnsv

Decision-Making

All work is performed in Small leaderless work teams. They make their decisions using only Consensus. Failure to decide means they revert to their Village for guidance. If necessary, a Village (Town Hall) meeting, where only Consensus of the entire Village is used to decide. Even just one member can block the idea/project/plan, and either force cancellation or rework to satisfy everyone. Decisions are often much slower than we might like, but will usually have the full support of the community, unlike in a Voting situation, where a 51% majority could dictate to a 49% minority.

Consensus also allows members to disagree but not Block. If those in disagreement are many, it may mean a revision is required before another Village meeting is called. A NSV would likely have about 700 adults participating in crucial decisions. As a NSV ‘matures’, technology will make this process easier. As more Small-Scale tools and Small machines are designed and implemented, more processes can be automated (all the while

ensuring UW Rule #4 is always followed).

Work Teams

Online Volunteers work in small leaderless groups, employing Consensus decision-making too. Failure to decide means the decision reverts to the Founders, unlike in a NSV where all decisions are based on Consensus of the entire Village. There is a distinct difference between a VIRTUAL community on the Internet and a REAL community living, working, and playing together in one Village. The Online community can be Open and use Open platforms and technology just as the NSV would, but must be mindful that it is easy to disguise and pretend on the Internet, while it is much harder to do that in a Small Village where practically everyone knows everyone, at least at some level.

The Online Volunteers may also Share in the benefits from their work. For example, a ‘Share Everything (except your spouse) site’ could benefit those working on this site by offering, say, first pick, or perhaps a position on the NSV signup list. If nothing else, your offspring and future generations will surely thank you for your efforts.

References

Article – “Why Small is Beautiful: The Size Interpretation of History” – Leopold Kohr – 1989

Book – “Small is Beautiful” – E.F. Schumacher – 1973

NEWS Announcement: Any Vehicle, Any Time

“DropOff Vehicles possible in a New Sharing Village (NSV) network”

No motorized Vehicles are permitted inside NSV’s, except for cargo delivery or Emergencies. Walking, cycling, or skiing and snowshoeing in snowy conditions, is encouraged. All Goods are moved through the Village by the local transportation workers, who may also assist the elderly or those with disabilities from time to time as necessary.

When a Family or individual wishes to travel outside the Village, there are several alternatives including Bus, Rail, Ferry, and Air. Here we will cover DropOff Vehicles.

As an adult living in a NSV, you may request any vehicle – an SUV, luxury sports car, Limo, passenger van or just a plain sedan for you use. Typically these are delivered the the parking lot just outside your Village Main Gate, and available for you the next day, unless you need the vehicle sooner. You may use it as long as you wish, traveling anywhere, even across oceans on board a ship, and then when you are finished, just return it to where you found it or just Drop-it-Off anywhere, when you no longer need it.

There is no charge, no cost for usage or maintenance or energy (petroleum based, electric or other), and quality maintenance is available across the planet, 7/24 in case your vehicle breaks down.

All vehicles are designed to be the best, the most durable, easily repaired, using standard modular parts stocked worldwide .

All of this is possible because certain NSV’s are designated as DropOff Repair Centres, DropOff Parts Depots, Energy Supply and Logistical Centres, responsible to ensure each order is filled in a timely, consistent and high quality manner, in a manner every NSV worker worldwide always strives to achieve – the best possible!

 

To qualify, you must be Poor.

  • Check the Poverty Table to see if you qualify.
  • You must live in a NSV (apply, get accepted, move)
  1. If there are no NSV’s currently available:
    • CrowdFunding to start
    • Gather 200 workers
    • Build
    • Follow with another after 12 months
  2. Or else wait for the next NSV from 1. above.

 

Note: If you are not Poor according to the above criteria, then just Donate until you qualify as Poor, and then apply, or do both at the same time – Donate and Apply…

 

 

NEWS Announcement: No More Money

All NSV’s now operate based on total Sharing”

As a member of a NSV, certain Rules and Rights apply. All resources including local raw materials and local labour from each Village are used freely to satisfy the Needs of that Village. This is accomplished through Co-operation, Trust and Sharing within the community. There is no more trade, no exchanges, no barter and no currency of any kind in any NSV worldwide.

This Sharing applies to Needs first, and later Wants. Limited Village-to-Village Sharing may occur from time to time, in order to satisfy all Needs within a Village.

Individually, Sharing crosses all the NSV’s worldwide, and allows a Family or individual no cost travel – the ability to register at any Hotel, a CruiseShip , unlimited use of any DropOff vehicle, or perhaps visit relatives in distant locations via Bus, Rail or Air – all within the NSV network.

All of this is possible because each NSV is totally Sustainable and Self-supporting. Some Services such as a Hospital, a Museum, a Theatre or a Theme Park may, however, need two NSV’s in order to comfortably support the additional traffic, the food, beverage or laundry needs required by the special facility.

Much more is possible without Money!”

This is your Right as a World Citizen (#5) for each NSV citizen on the planet.

 

To qualify, you must be Poor.

  • Check the Poverty Table to see if you qualify.
  • You must live in a NSV (apply, get accepted, move)
  1. If there are no NSV’s currently available:
    • Seed Funding to start
    • Gather 200 workers
    • Build
    • Follow with another after 12 months
  2. Or else wait for the next NSV from 1. above.

 

Note: If you are not Poor according to the above criteria, then just Donate until you qualify as Poor, and then apply, or do both at the same time – Donate and Apply…

 

 

NEWS Announcement: A Guarantee for Work

“A Guarantee to all working-age NSV members for the opportunity to work in any NSV worldwide”

Membership in a New Sharing Village(NSV) entitles you to the Right to work. Each NSV has approximately 375 jobs available, locally. You, as a working-age adult may apply for any job in any NSV worldwide. Usually acceptance by a Village means you will relocate and work there.

This is your Right throughout your working-age years (18-64) and is a Universal World Right(#7) for each NSV citizen on the planet.

All of this is possible because each NSV Shares all Goods and Services locally within each Village, including “the fruits of all Labour”.

This NSV Universal Right also guarantees there will never be any more unemployment , anywhere on the planet, ever again.

 

To qualify, you must be Poor.

  • Check the Poverty Table to see if you qualify.
  • You must live in a NSV (apply, get accepted, move)
  1. If there are no NSV’s currently available:
    • Seed Funding to start
    • Gather 200 workers
    • Build
    • Follow with another after 12 months
  2. Or else wait for the next NSV from 1. above.

 

Note: If you are not Poor according to the above criteria, then just Donate until you qualify as Poor, and then apply, or do both at the same time – Donate and Apply…

 

 

The Good NEWS Party (TGNP)

A New Political Party (TGNP) has been formed to promote Co-operation, Trust and Sharing on our planet.

This is NEWS. ———————————- > NEWS because it has only two GOALS:

  1. To promote ‘Sharing Zones’ for the Poor.

And

  1. To promote Sharing for All.

The party is independent, and may be organized at any political level from HomeOwner Association to the National level of a country, and everything inbetween.

The is a leaderless organization of Volunteers, promoting just the two goals above.

The following Principles and Guidelines apply to each TGNP:

  • All internal decision-making is undertaken through the Consensus of each group, within the overall Goals

  • Each group is intended to be small in number in order to accomplish this Consensus. Growing groups need to split when the total exceeds 100.

  • Affiliations are not permitted.

  • Connectivity and Sharing with other TGNP groups is encouraged, in order to further promote the two Goals. A directory of members may assist in this process.
  • Donations to a group mal be accepted, but must be openly disclosed to all.

  • Discrimination is not permitted for any reason – Diversity of all types is encouraged including age, gender, background, nationality, race, etc.

  • Only one TGNP per location or level is permitted, following closely to current political boundaries.

  • No direct or paid advertising or marketing of the party is permitted.

  • Each TGNP is encouraged to promote and publish positive ‘Good News’ material whenever possible, while discouraging the use of any negative material.

  • Suggested ideas for publication include Good News, Blogs on Sharing, success in attaining the party Goals, positive Sharing events, increase in new members, Sharing stories…

Interested Volunteers please contact us.

NEWS Announcement: No-Cost Lifetime Medical Care for every NSV member

To qualify, you must be Poor.

  • Check the Poverty Table to see if you qualify.
  • You must live in a NSV (apply, get accepted, move)
  1. If there are no NSV’s currently available:
    • Seed Funding to start
    • Gather 200 workers
    • Build
    • Follow with another after 12 months
  2. Or else wait for the next NSV from 1. above.

As a member of a New Sharing Village(NSV), you and your Family are entitled to “Level Good”[1] Medical Care provided locally in your Village. As Regional Holpitals are constructed, full access to these are included as well, also at no cost.

This is your Right throughout your life to use this Medical Care in any NSV location in the world – while traveling or in the event you move to another NSV. This is also a Universal World Right(#2) for each NSV citizen on the Planet.

All of this no-cost Service each NSV provides to all members is made possible  because of the Local Sharing of all Goods and Services within each Village.

Note: If you are not Poor according to the above criteria, then just Donate until you qualify as Poor, and then apply, or do both at the same time – Donate and Apply…

 

 

 

[1] There are five levels of Medical Care:

  1. Poor
  2. Adequate
  3. Good
  4. Very Good
  5. Excellent

As far as Medical Care is concerned, ‘Excellent’ Care is the current level offered to the wealthy with no funding issues, and ‘Poor’ Care is what the poor can expect with no medical care plan and very limited, if any, government health care found in a developing country.

NEWS Announcement: No Cost Lifetime Education (k-12) for every NSV member

As a member of a New Sharing Village, you and your Family are entitled to a “Level Good” Education (K-12) locally in your NSV. As Regional Colleges and Universities are constructed, your Right is extended there as well.

This is your Right, at any point in your life to further your Education, valid at any NSV worldwide as the program grows.

This no cost Service is made possible to every NSV member, because of the local Sharing of all Goods and Services within each Village.

This is A Universal World Right(#1) for every NSV citizen on the Planet.

To qualify, you must be Poor.

  • Check the Poverty Table to see if you qualify.
  • You must live in a NSV (apply, get accepted, move)

If no NSV’s currently available

  1. Seed Funding to start
  2. Gather 200 workers
  3. Build
  4. Follow with another after 12 months

 

Or else wait for the next NSV from 4. above.

Note: If you are not poor according to the above criteria, then just Donate until you qualify as Poor, and then apply, or do both at the same time –Donate and Apply…

 

Poverty Line

Since Poverty is defined differently in each country, the following Table will help in deciding if you qualify. If your monthly income is below the amount found in Column 2 or 3, you are Poor. If your monthly income is below the amount in Column 1 you are classified as Extremely Poor.

Poverty Table

 

 

PEGWorld – What is PEG?

PEGWorld

PEG (Poverty Elimination Globally) is explained elsewhere. This document should give you an overview of the idea, why the Facebook page was set up, and how the concept operates.

The process is Simple and consists of two Stages:

The First Stage is just HTP (Help The Poor)

This does not mean offering loans or constant donations of food. It does mean creating Small, Simple and Sustainable Villages or communities. Initially, a few(max. 6) on each continent (see PEGAfrica, PEGAsia, PEGNorthAmerica, PEGSouthAmerica, PEGOceania, PEGEurope) must be set up to get the process started. Then with adequate training, each village will enjoy the benefits of a self-contained environment where the 1,200 members create all of their own Needs locally.

The Second Stage is called THT (To Help Themselves)

Once each Village is fully operational, Village workers begin to Share – preparing for the creation of the next New Village. They create the tools, prepare the materials, collect the seeds and train the workers who will be responsible for, and work in this New Village.

Using this replication process, assuming each Village helps create just one NSV (New Sharing Village) each year, global poverty would disappear within 15 years.

We are convinced that the poor and very poor of this world can be helped using what the Author has coined the “4 S’s” ….. Small…..Simple…..Sustainable…..Sharing…..

We look forward to your participation in any Small and Simple way – Sharing is what is missing in our world today, lets bring it back!