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Economic Calculation in a Natural Law / RBE, Peter Joseph, The Zeitgeist Movement, Berlin

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    Hello. My name is Frank Muller. I also work with the organization called the Zeitgeist movement, as you already know.
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    And yeah I would like to welcome everybody right here. And from foreign land everybody who did come, thank you very much.
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    And I would like to take an opportunity to especially thank teams of the zeitgeist movement.
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    Teams meaning the linguistic team, the web team, the technology team, the activism team
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    and also, of course, the project team that coordinated this project right here.
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    Again, we seek to simplify the way materials and production means are used so that the maximum number of goods can be produced
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    with the least variation of materials or production equipment.
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    This is a very important point.
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    And this five factors what we can call in total "The Optimize Design Efficiency" function if you wanna be technical.
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    Keep this in mind as I'm gonna return to all this in a moment.
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    Moving on to the industrial complex, the layout.
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    This means that the network of facilities, which are directly connected
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    to the design and the database system that I just described.
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    Servers, productions, distribution, recycling - basically it.
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    Also we need to relate the current state of resources. Critically important. As per the global resource management network, another tier, which I'm also gonna describe in a moment.
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    Production. This means, of course, that natural manufacturing will evolve, as expressed before, as automated factories will be able to produce more with less material inputs, less machines and (?)formalization(?).
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    And if we were to consciously design out unnecessary levels of complexity we can further this efficiency trend greatly
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    with an ever lower environmental impact and resource use, while maximizing, again, our abundance producing potential.
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    The number of production facilities, whether homogenous or heterogeneous, as they can be called,
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    would be strategically distributed topographically based on population statistics.
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    Very simple stuff. It's no different from how grocery stores work today.
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    They try to average out distances the best they can between pockets of people and neighborhoods.
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    You can call this the proximity strategy, which I'll mention again in a moment.
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    Distribution. This can either can be directly from the production facility as in the case of on demand custom one off production
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    or it can be sent to a distribution library for public access in mass, based on demand and interest in that region.
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    The library system is where goods can be obtained.
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    Some goods can be conducive to low demand and custom production and some will not be.
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    Food is an easy example of a mass production necessity, while a custom piece of furniture will come directly from the manufacturing facility once created.
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    And I suspect, again, this on demand process, which will likely become equally as utilized as mass production will be an enormous advantage.
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    As noted, on demand production is more efficient since resources are going to be utilized for the exact use on demand as opposed to block things as we do today.
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    Distribution Library.
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    Inventory is accessed in a direct dynamic feedback link, of course, between production, distribution and demand.
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    If that doesn't make sense to you, again, all you have to think about is how inventory counting and tracking works in any major commercial distribution center today.
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    With, of course, a few adjustments made to this model.
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    We already doing this kind of stuff already. And, regardless of where the good is classified to go,
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    whether it's custom or not, libraries or to a direct user, this is still access system. In other words, at any time the user of a custom good can return the item for reprocessing
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    just as the person who obtained something from the library can as well.
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    Since, as noted, the good has been pre-optimized (all goods are pre-optimized for conducive recycling) odds are recycling facilities actually are build in directly in to the production facility
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    or the genre of production facility (depending on how many facilities you need to create a variety of demand).
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    So again, there's no trash here.
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    Whether it's a phone, a couch, a computer, a jacket or a book, everything goes back where it came back from for direct reprocessing.
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    Ideally this is a zero waste economy.
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    Resource Management Feedback and Value.
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    The computer aided an engineering design process, obviously does not exist in a vacuum.
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    Processing demands, input from the natural resources that we have.
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    So connected to this design process, literally, build into the optimized design efficiency function noted prior, is dynamic feedback from an earth accounting system
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    which gives data about all relevant resources, which pertain(?) to all productions.
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    Today most major industries keep periodic data of their genre materials, as far as how much they have.
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    But, clearly, it's difficult to ascertain due to the nature of corporate secrets and alike.
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    But it's still done, regardless to whatever degree technically possible this is , all resources are tracked and monitored and as close to real-time, ideally, as possible.
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    Why? Mainly because we need to maintain equilibrium with earth's regenerative processes at all times
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    while also, as noted before, work to strategically maximize our use of abundant materials, while minimizing anything with emerging scarcity.
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    Value.
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    As far as value, the two dominant measures, which undergo constant dynamic recalculation through feedback, as industry unfolds its scarcity and labor complexity.
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    The whole German chapter did a great job with establishing this event in a month.
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    So, I would like to thank everybody personally. And, yeah, good to see you here.
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    I don't Peter Joseph needs an introduction here. I think everybody knows who he is here.
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    So, short and precise. Thank you, and I hand the microphone to Peter.
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    And yo ucan turn this mic off since I'm not going to use it.
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    How's everybody doing? I really appeciate you all being here.
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    And I want to thank Franky and the Berlin team for moving so fast. It's really phenomenal
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    having put on many events over the years, it's not an easy task.
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    And I'm always reminded when I travel these days, that the Zeitgeist Movement is a global phenomenon at this stage, right?
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    And no matter where any of us end up on the planet, we don't have to go very far to find friends who share similar values.
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    in this pursuit of a better world.
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    The title of this talk is Economic Calculation in a Natural law Resource-Based Economy.
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    For the past five years or so the Zeitgeist Movement has put out quite a bit of educational media with respect to it's advocation.
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    And the learning curve has been rather intense.
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    And there's been a tendency to generalize with respect to how things actually work technically.
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    This is the content of this presentation and in parts one and two I'm going to refine
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    the inherent flaws of the current market model regarding why we need to change.
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    Along with relaying the vast prospects we now have to solve
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    the vast problems; to improve efficiency and generate a form of abundance that can meet all human needs.
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    The active term which has gained a good deal of popularity in the past couple of years
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    is called post-scarcity. Even though that word is a little bit miss-leading semantically, as I'll explain later,
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    And in part three, I will work to show how this new society generally works in its structure and basic calculation.
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    I think most people on the planet know that there's something very wrong with the current socio economic tradition.
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    They just don't know how to think about the solution.
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    Or more accurately how to arrive at such solutions.
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    Until that is addressed, we're not going to get very far.
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    And on that note, in a number of months a rather substantial text is going to be put into circulation that will be available for free.
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    Available for free and also in print form or download form.
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    At cost, it's a non-profit expression. This will be finished, hopefully, by the first of the year.
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    And this will be the definitive expression, at least in the condensed form, of the movement--something that's been long overdue.
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    It's called the Zeitgeist Movement Defined.
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    And it will serve as both an orientation and a reference guide
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    And we'll have probably over a thousand foot notes and sources.
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    Once finished, an educational video series will be put out
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    in about twenty parts to produce the material along with the work book.
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    To help the people who want to learn how to talk about these ideas, because we basically need more people on international levels
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    to be able to communicate as I try to do.
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    It's a very important thing. I think the movement--the future of the movement, I should say, rests, in part, on our capacity to create a well
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    oiled international educational machine, with consistent language, coupled with real design projects and there inter-workings.
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    Part one. So why are we even here?
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    Is this type of large scale change, what the movement advocates, really needed?
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    Can't we just work to fix and improve the current economic model, keeping the general frame-work of money
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    trade, profit, power, property and the like?
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    The short is a definitive now.
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    As I'm going to explain.
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    If, there is any real interest to solve the growing public health and environmental crises at hand, this system needs to go.
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    Market Capitalism, however you wish to regulate it, or not regulate it (depending on who you speak with) contains severe structural flaws.
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    Which will always, to one degree or another, perpetuate environmental abuse and destabilization and human disregard and caustic inequality.
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    Put another way, environmental and social imbalance and a basic lack of sustainability,
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    both environmentally and culturally, is inherent to the market economy and it always has been.
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    The difference between Capitalism today, and say, the 16th century, is that our technological ability
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    to rapidly accelerate and amplify this market process, has brought to the surface consequences which
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    simply couldn't be understood or even recognized in those early primitive times.
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    In other words, the basic principals of market economics have been intrinsically flawed.
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    It has taken just this long for the severity of those flaws to come to fruition.
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    So let me explain a little bit.
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    From an environmental stand point:
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Economic Calculation in a Natural Law / RBE, Peter Joseph, The Zeitgeist Movement, Berlin
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Economic Calculation in a Natural Law / Resource-based Economy, Peter Joseph, The Zeitgeist Movement, Berlin Germany
November 12 2013

Intro: 0:00
Part 1: Why Change?: 4:12
Part 2: Post Scarcity: 30:59
Part 3: Economic Organization and Calculation: 1:11:01
Q&A: 1:45:10

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