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.
- 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.