Bcc: usual suspects
I don’t know how things are going for you (and I’d like to hear), but for me this is turning out to be a very creative, germinating Spring. And hooray! we’re having lovely Summer weather these past few days here in Wexford.
The Credit Bank Development Model
The development model has been progressing rapidly. I’ve now given it a name, The Credit Bank Development Model. The description has been updated yet again since my last posting, and I’m quite satisfied with it for the time being.
There is a public email group on Google devoted to the model. If you go there, you’ll see the latest documentation in the Files section. There’s also a Page, The history of the Credit Bank model – which you might find interesting. That tells the whole story of my investigations into community empowerment, and explains how the credit-bank model brings it all together in a powerful way. There’s a button to join the group as well:
I also set up a public blog, devoted to the model, where anyone can leave comments:
The New World Roundtable
I’ve set up a public email group devoted to discussion about ideas in general for transforming society:
The more private roundtable group continues as well, a bit quiet at the moment.
I’ve gotten a surge of energy about the Enneagram system. I think I mentioned earlier that one of my old articles, Physics and the Enneagram, along with an update article and an interview with me, are being published as the lead material in the latest issue of Enneagram Monthly. I’ll be sending them a few more articles over the coming months, focusing first on the process of personality development.
And of course it was the Enneagram that enabled me to develop the Credit Bank model. I was amazed once again about the incredible power of the Enneagram as a modeling tool. Simply by going through the laborious process of mapping the Enneagram into the domain of economic development, I learned a lot more than I ever knew about economics and finance. And once the economic-development Enneagram was derived, it led to a stronger and more flexible development model than I’ve seen anywhere in the literature — both mainstream and alternative.
Indeed, I’d say that this model can be seen as a generalization of the Wealth of Nations. Adam Smith worked out a model that shows how equilibrium can be achieved in an economy. This model leads to what David Korten calls a market economy (not at all like Capitalism). The Credit Bank model not only re-formulates Smith’s model in the steady-state case, but shows how such an economy can be developed from scratch, by passing through eight preliminary equilibrium configurations.
The model can also be seen as a refinement to Ricardo’s trade model, Capitalism, Socialism, and Social Credit theory. It incorporates the productive aspects of those models, relaxes the constraints that limit each of them economically, and adds constraints that they are lacking from a social and environmental perspective.
The model is also an important contribution to the pursuit of sustainability, as it shows how economic incentives and regulation can be systematically deployed to help achieve and maintain sustainability, even while economic productivity is being aggressively pursued.
This is an online magazine, oriented around transformation, with a focus on the spiritual. I’ve been invited to submit a chapter to an upcoming book they’re publishing, and also to submit an article to the magazine.
I’m beginning to circulate the Credit Bank model here in Wexford, among people who seem to be community minded, and who are connected into civic networks. As the Irish economy continues to collapse, and the government proceeds to screw the common people while it sells out to the banks, I think we just might be able to get a prototype project going here. If I can get some interest from a few folks, my friend Shane at the local radio station would give us a slot as a panel on his morning show.
I’m also going to arrange a public video showing of The Obama Deception. I’ll introduce the film by talking about the copy-cat nature of the scams going on in Ireland, compared to the bigger and more sinister scams going on in the USA.
cyberjournal and newslog
I’ve had to put these on hold while getting these other projects launched. I’ll do a catch-up pass on newslog later today, to update myself on the latest elite machinations. Then by tomorrow, I’ll post here a ‘state of the world’ summary. Brace yourself.
I’d like to start posting more of your comments here on cyberjournal, and open things up a bit. Now that I can focus my evangelical energy on these other projects, I can stop being so critical in the dialog postings.
happy spring to all,
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