Definition:  The management of resources and labor by the people, for the people.

  • Participation in governance by all who agree to be included and participate.
  • Power or surplus will be focused internally to empower the collective rather than externally to oppress.
  • Labor and value surplus will be shared according to and proportionate to labor expended by individuals who are contributing to the system.
  • The collective will work towards a system that grows and nurtures the achievement of participating individuals in accordance to their pace and abilities.
  • The labor contributions of all will be equally respected and will not be categorized into hierarchies that create tiered values of labor or individuals.
  • Opportunities to grow all participating individuals professionally, should they choose to grow.
  • Transparency at all levels of decision-making–including finances, surpluses, wages, salaries and benefits–will be paramount to the integrity of the collective.
  • Decentralization of decision-making.
  • Creation of structures, resources and tools that support and enable self-reliance.

Values

  • Self-reliance.
  • Equity.
  • Compassion for selves and others.
  • Humanity first.
  • Nurture and grow.
  • We are community and community is us.
  • Sustainability of environment, human beings, and economy.
  • Civic responsibility.

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