> Otherwise our tax laws require the payment of taxes even if the money is donated for a good cause.
I hear that a good account can help there hugely.
There are also a lot of restrictions on what a charity can and cannot do, which do not apply to businesses.
In particular I think one of the main aspects is a business can be run in a dictatorship manner, whilst a charity cannot.
Also at least in my country, you need more than one person to start a charity, where as if you start a business, you can go solo.
So right you are. To launch a vision often requires a "benevolent dictator", yet we are shot in the foot with "mob rules" rules. In my state, Hawaii, i must have as a minimum 2 other board members to launch a 501c3 (charitable enterprise) corporation. At this time I don't even know two other suitable participants who would take the time to really understand what I am trying to accomplish. I am forced to expose my vision to others who most probably would hi-jack what i feel would be an acceptable plan by injecting their own half baked idiologies.
So right you are. To launch a vision often requires a "benevolent dictator", yet we are shot in the foot with "mob rules" rules. In my state, Hawaii, i must have as a minimum 2 other board members to launch a 501c3 (charitable enterprise) corporation. At this time I don't even know two other suitable participants who would take the time to really understand what I am trying to accomplish. I am forced to expose my vision to others who most probably would hi-jack what i feel would be an acceptable plan by injecting their own half baked ideologies.I am "romancing" an old contact who I feel is quite appropriate for the task. Only thing, he may be quite absorbed in gaming, which I fully understand, given the world situation. I fully understand the need to divert one's attentions from what this world delivers, yet to repair the the need to divert requires one to fully engage. Another catch 22.
This is a great elaborate plan you have going here that seems like it could operate well under a Capitalist based System. It seems like it could bring many improvements to people's lives in a future World where Capitalism has progressed with the new advancements in Technology. Actually I see plans like Ekistics being part of our natural progression if we are still operating under a Capitalist model but somewhere in this progression, we must evolve from this type of Economic model and not try to let it continue to be our way of life because that would only hurt the even further progress we would need to completely make in transforming the Economic workings of our Lives & the Planet.
I am working on several implementation strategies. Rather than try to build an entire city at once. the corporation would construct widely scattered buildings on the outskirts of separate cities. These buildings would serve as demonstration models for the ekistic system. As much as I detest shopping malls, they would be a profitable enterprise to pursue. Imagine a shopping mall where the owner/operators lived in the same building that was surrounded by a large park instead of a parking lot. The bottom floors or the basement of the building would be the parking area for the patrons. The owner/operators would reside in the upper levels of the building. In that the shareholders are not squandering their resources on inefficient living arrangements they would be free to direct their profits toward the growth of the enterprise. Another example would be an agricultural university in a rural setting surrounded by the fields and pastures they would be teaching about.Everything the students and faculty would need would be contained in one building. The corporation having raked in the students money could afford to recruit students and pay off their student loans. That is how we would acquire educated shareholders.Other buildings could be built as predominately residential units with amenities such as bars, restaurants movie theaters, etc.
Movements, Religions, ideologies, philosophies and/or 'transitions'...in order to be locally, regionally or globally successful, REQUIRE massive support, REQUIRE collective support. REQUIRE at least enough people to create a 'tipping point'
As a species, we are simply too divided, too full of ourselves, and too full of BS to bring about the kind of changes described herein...except perhaps on a very small scale, representing small examples...which if one bothers to LOOK for...are in fact plentiful...
JF (and many before and after him) found this out the hard way, no? Despite his 'plan' for a better future....he's pretty much all alone....spending his time fending off more people than he's ever invited inside.....WTF?
Originally Posted by droneBEE
Jaques' approach is to build a model city. While that would be ideal, I don't think it is realistic. My approach is less aggressive, constructing independent units with the intention to realize a profit to support the growth of the enterprize. We must tailor our plans to work in the current framework.
> he may be quite absorbed in gaming, which I fully understand, given the world situation. I fully understand the need to divert one's attentions
> from what this world delivers, yet to repair the the need to divert requires one to fully engage. Another catch 22.
I reckon we could use gamers as a resource, exhibit A:
> Job Simulator - Office Worker Teaser - Owlchemy Labs
Here is a six year old playing:
> 6 Year Old Tries Virtual Reality 'Job Simulator' Game
Now, in the real world, six year old kids can operate JCB's:
> 6 year old kid drive a JCB
Now, connect those dots together with telepresence:
> Telepresence Robotics: Exploration of a Static Control Scheme
And you could have gamers, who otherwise will be at home, doing real world work via a remote control robot.
So that could be your workforce to build the future, once you have built the robots for them to control..