Thursday, December 24, 2015

Putting up a bid

A market consists of two unique components that are independent of the economic value involved.

The first is simply and even obviously,  a community of interest in that value.  This is often wrongly discounted by the assumption that the market will absorb it all.  Not true at all because the community of interest must be conditioned to absorb it on an ongoing basis.  This is where communication becomes paramount leading even to obscuring the situation to facilitate a transaction.

Yet it is all as simple as that.  Above all the heat produced by the 'market' we develop a stimulated community that will exchange and absorb economic product.  

The second component is an engineered trade unit that allows ease of transactional activity and of analysis as well. In the stock market this happens to be not the share so much as the board lot of one hundred shares.  

All this leads to an important observation.  You have a (potential) community and a convenient trading unit and now it becomes necessary to actually manage that trade.  This is generally poorly understood although in most ad hoc situations a large participant does find it in his interest to do just that.  Central to managing a market is that that large player stands in to provide a bid on a continuous basis priced on a combination of his resources, and his perception of the resale value of what he is buying.  Essentially what he does is set a bid and this encourages other participants to step in and also place bids dependent on their needs.  Over time and a number of trades and with price movements, a fair arrangement works itself out.   This obviously conditions the market to perform and work efficiently.

This now leads us to tackle the central economic problem and that is the labor market which has never been properly thought out to achieve proper efficiencies.  The mere fact that a third of the population is not been actively supported to produce wealth is obviously as stupid as building a dam and never turning it on.

Base Bid for Labour

After much thought we need to create the working protocol of a base bid.  Independent of monetization we  offer to exchange every day an individual's services of  four hours of light duty applied to community support for a a bed, bath and storage facilities along with breakfast before his contribution and lunch upon completion of his contribution.

All such service will be treated as volunteer community service and is meant to engage the individual as well in healthy activity.  It is not meant to exhaust him or her.

The central intent is to send the individual out after lunch exercised, fed and alert, able to even tackle a full shift if it is available. However, the secondary intent is to make this central to our approach in providing for those in trouble by also focusing community resources on supporting this base bid.  These resources are already been spend ineffectively and failing to engage the clientele in the community at all.  This obviously must change.

The application of this labor can include light park grooming which can absorb surpluses and waste food recovery in particular to augment lunch in particular.  I also see a central role for the military cadet service to provide ample small task management training for teenagers.

This should be sufficient to eliminate homelessness.  It will not be sufficient to eliminate poverty, but it is an important first step as it prevents the worst effects.  Critically most service will be rendered as part of fifteen man teams naturally producing a nascent sense of community and connection enabling steady improvement of the individual's prospects..


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