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A global cooperative inventing a powerful new language and enterprise around systems of knowledge, complexity & mass action. Nurture, Equality, Truth & Systems.
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    Deconstructing Jobs

    JOBS /jäbz/ : A job is a regular activity performed in exchange for payment. A person usually begins a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, or starting a business.

    Jobs are dominating the consciousness of people and policy across the world. The people of the world have been suffering. Since the collapse of the global financial markets and the loss of tens of millions of ‘jobs’, the governments and corporations have been unable to improve ‘job’ creation to anyone’s satisfaction.

    Individuals, corporations, governments and non-profit organizations create jobs. They use capital that is owned or borrowed from cycles of inherited wealth to pay people (including themselves as sole proprietors) to provide services. People differentiate jobs from leisure, employment from home life, work hours from free time.

    We have developed an approach to any system, any subject and any knowledge. We call it the Y Worlds Model. In order to introduce the Y Worlds Model to you, we’ll begin by examining the concept of jobs using the model at its highest level framework. This will be a very simple introduction – with much more to come with systemic and visualization help from the Cooperative.

    First, we look at jobs from the viewpoint of Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.
    This is the last time we will use the word “Jobs”.

    Roughly, every moment we have and every movement we make is subject to the momentum that brought us to where we are – our immediate circumstances, our capacity and desire to interact with that momentum, circumstance, and chance.

    When we choose to do something that contributes to our sustenance and survival or the sustenance and survival of others, it becomes a construct of Nurture. We may enjoy the activity or not. We may have control of the activity or not. We may have initiated the activity or not. We may emphasize our limbs, our mind or both.

    These activities have created a simple economic system.

    For our activity:
    We might receive little or no tangible benefit for the effort. We might receive forms of exchange such as currency, loans, promises, tangible goods and services, intellectual property, stimulation or relationship and community. In many cases, what we do receive adds some form of value to us that is then transferable to others in some form at some time and place and condition in the future.

    The activity can be a task.
    The activity can be an interaction.
    The activity can be a thought.
    The activity has inputs, activity and outputs.

    We are not alone with this activity. Seven billion people and quadrillions of organisms, plants and animals are actively engaged with this same type of activity every second of their existence.

    The activity for us has morphed from finding food and shelter directly from relationships with soil, water and organisms to more distant complex systemic manifestations of the same. Our modern complex systems of Nurture formed incrementally, were subject to chance and influence, and were seldom planned or initiated with a commitment or understanding of Nurture, Equality, Truth or Systems. Complex human systems are our reality but there is nothing comprehensively systemic about any of them today. They are a patchwork at best. And their objective is never clear.

    Our objective is clear: Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.

    There are enough resources in the world for everyone in poverty, AND everyone out of poverty, to achieve a generative and sustaining life. There is something to do everywhere, activities of all kinds, that add value to oneself and others. How do we get a person from a state of little or no value-building activity to engage in nurturing activity for self and others? This is a question that is solvable at every scale and in every corner of the globe. It is a matter of setting this as an objective, avoiding the tyranny of force, and implementing a spectrum of systemic approaches.

    Mankind does not now manage the nurture of people and living things. There is no system dedicated to the nurture of people and life and no one is accountable to make it so.

    At Y Worlds: We reject tyranny. We embrace freedom. And we reject SLANT.

    There is no reason to believe the current economic “systems” of the world will continue to increase and expand prosperity across the globe – or even within a part of the globe.

    There is no comprehensive economic system. There are no objectives or accountability, and there is mounting evidence that what benefits certain people enjoy come from chance. The cycle of prosperity increasingly transfers wealth within a small number of people who have no immediate incentive to improve the system, to nurture people or plan for the future.

    The extraction of wealth and prosperity from an economic patchwork gives the beneficiaries little immediate incentive to improve the system or the distribution of Nurture.

    The history of the earth, of humans, of life, is one replete with the ebb and flow and interchanges of matter, energy, systems and ecologies. This is generative dynamics. Once there was a forest, now it is a desert. Once there was land, now there is water. Once giant creatures roamed the earth, now they can only be imagined. Once great civilizations existed, they are now buried under the earth.

    We have enjoyed the benefit of more complex forms of economic organization for only hundreds of years – two handfuls of generations. What we call economic systems today are really not systems. We inherited these economies and our ancestors invested in them, but there is no long term warranty and no one entity knows how to, or has the capacity to, fix one if it breaks. It was chance that plopped some of us into the period of relative prosperity the world is experiencing. It will take a unified and focused application of Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems to achieve and sustain future prosperity – it can’t be done through free will and enterprise and incrementalism alone.

    A few of many ideas on how to achieve this.


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