A Meaningful Life is one spent building Worthwhile projects by a Right Plan that leads to a sustainable society.
The Right Plan is the one whose ends, means, practical thinking and purposeful action result in a Good Life. A life full of things you need – and not necessarily a life full of everything you want. With a little luck, goods in body and soul, and by making a habit of good choices that reflect moral virtues of temperance, courage, and justice, a Good Life should be sought and found.
Aristotle called the American Dream a “Good Life” 2500-years ago. A “Meaningful Life”, he explained, was one spent building Worthwhile projects by a Right Plan that brought about Good Lives in a sustainable society.
Worthwhile communities have all the basic needs of his Good Life; needs like abundant food, shelter, education, energy, healthcare, clothing, basic good, opportunity, transportation – and also prosperity and security. Each Worthwhile CAMPUS Fund finances the sixteen EconomyTech companies needed to build these assembly lines.
EconomyTech companies are Advanced Industries that build products to a 3,000-page Strategic Right Plan in Business, Engineering, Finance, and Economics and they ensure self-sufficient communities and prosperous economies.
CAMPUS companies target 70% of a GDP’s commodity marketplace, they build 600 jobs Year-1, and they share resources across all companies, and other CAMPUSes, as needed to reduce a typical robotics company Return-on-Investment (ROI) – from a typical 5-year time-frame, down to just 20-months.
Individual Worthwhile Ventures CAMPUSes create flexible Private Equity offerings with 20% annual average sustainable gains and a 20-month ROI – which is based on solid 20-30%-profit operating revenues and a Smart Revenue Ramp-up SRR Risk Mitigation Strategy. The milestone of >$20M EBITDA is reached in early Year-2 and Maximum Cumulative Cash flow should rarely exceed $66M.
Our returns and gains estimates assume that none of our most successful hi-tech companies will reach IPO (Initial Public Offerings) before Year-5, however, this might be a pessimistic estimate as the Robotic and Autonomous Delivery Private Equity and IPO marketplaces are trending – which means that our Patents and IP may attract public interest.
Normal capitalization planning permits us to miss cash-flow targets almost four-times without impacting our 20% annual Gains estimates. It should also be noted that i) our management team have a track record that hasn’t missed targets in $2-billion annual technology delivery organizations for 20-years; and ii) none of our industry sectors have failed to produce multi-billion-dollar valuation-companies. If any one of Worthwhile CAMPUS companies reach a two-billion-dollar capitalization within five years, our 20% annual gains estimates multiply three-times.
Alan Turing’s 1943 Universal Machine began a 70-year era of automation that is as promising as it has been disruptive. G7 Governments appear universally uncertain about how to support citizens through a steady barrage of job-losses at the same time that the benefits of computer automation are undeniable.
Strategic Planning discussions often conclude that if we do not “shoot where the duck will fly”, and develop self-sustaining automation today, then we will find ourselves purchasing automated imports from China, Germany, and others within five years – and we see this already today.
No other country will spend more for our lower-quality exports – until the failing of our exports have a devastating, destabilizing economic impact similar to the USSR’s 1986 Economic Collapse for this same reason. In a global monetary system, countries must be self-sufficient and they must also monetize their economy by creating export wealth. Failing both risks economic collapse.
To solve these critical problems, CSQ Research – our guiding Think-Tank, compared the production, debt and trade stats of 180 countries and found that 72% are in a collapse-trending today (a “collapse-trending” indicates debt and trade deficits). Analyzing the policies and economies of the other 28% of “Advancing” nations, is a study in sustainable, empirically proven-successful policy – scientifically speaking. Here is what we learned.
Countries with high ExCaps very rarely have economies in a collapse trending – and people live well. The Netherlands’ ExCap is $33,600, Canada is $13,300, and the US is $5,100. The US and Canada are Collapse-trending; Holland is Advancing. When corrected to Holland’s ExCap levels, Canadians would earn $630 billion in new exports annually – that’s a 250% increase in today’s exports. The U.S. side-steps $8 trillion annually by this calculation, and the U.K. loses $1.5 trillion. China’s Economy is Advancing with low ExCap, but their brilliant, Herculean 30-year plan to lift 1.3 billion people out of the stone-age, still showcases a standard-of-living for the average citizen that would be a steep step-backward for G7 nations; low-ExCap, low-opportunity, plus high-inequity was the pervasive economy of a 1000-year medieval dark-age. (Find the stats that we used at http://csq1.org/forums/topic/middle-class-for-power-49-percent-for-prosperity/and http://csq1.org/forums/topic/the-business-case-for-guaranteed-incomes/).
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For three reasons:
First – We need Strong Economies again. The mix of a mature nuclear era and unsustainable inequity-levels worldwide, demands a smart correction because our last two inequity peaks in 1890 and 1930 created international Revolutions, WWI & WWII. Investment houses that make low-impact or socially harmful investment decisions just makes this situation worse – especially when high-impact, high-profit PE are also available.
Second – Technology has advanced sufficient to build the needed robotic assembly lines cost-effectively. Government Policy which supports this change is the only missing second-half of the strategic “Right Plan” needed to correct economies with industry technologies now – but think tanks like the ACT Party have those researched solutions too
Third – We have a Right Plan Architect again. For the first time since Buckminster Fuller architected his World Plan in 1980, we have a workable hi-tech engineering plan, the financial vehicle (PE Funds), and proven government policies that support our sustainably automating economies – and Good Lives internationally
CAMPUSES ARE ECONOMIC INJECTORS
The discussion casts into sharp relief the very high cost of inequity-levels that prevent a highly productive population. For Canada, $630 billion in new country-wide export revenues makes a compelling Business Case for the 1/4th lower-cost social supports, and automations that support a Good Life, at a fraction of the cost, and new export wealth while we sleep.
With community automations in basic needs of food, housing, energy, basic goods, Citizens are self-sufficient; they can live good lives that will be little disrupted by economic ups and downs. Automating communities reduces the need for Import spending, it creates exports that citizens can sell, and this approach also enables incomes to be sustained away from overcrowded cities and housing-bubbles; this prevents inflation, which protects pension values, while reducing inequity; and this strengthens democracy’s sustainably too.
Without these automations, and supporting policies, Canada’s Economy is not self-sufficient, so it will need more Imports as it struggles to sell its exports in an increasingly higher-quality, lower-cost international marketplace. As Trade Deficits and Collapse-trendings accelerate, we have few options.
Industry – builds this export Economic Injector at the same time that it builds cost-of-living reductions & import-reductions too. Our Exports, similar to Germany-owned VW, build robots (automated assembly lines) that build robots (autonomous cars, autonomous lumber farms, etc.) that create high-quality exports and new wealth (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-22/why-volkswagen-systematically-important-germany-and-europe).
Worthwhile’s automations adhere to:
- #WPProjects’ list of the 250 technologies needed to create automated communities (see http://csq1.org/world-peace-transition-projects-faq/) and
- Transition Economics’ TEMature Policy: (http://csq1.org/transition-economics-maturity-model/#TEMat) a list of the Economic Policies consistently employed by Advancing-Economy nations.
Together, these two halves make a Strategic Plan (Aristotle’s “Right Plan”) for reliably advancing economies, incomes, and spending-power – while we sleep.
Worthwhile Industries’ CAMPUSes build self-sufficient communities profitably in a sustainable approach that mitigates risk by targeting revenue in large low-barrier-to-entry markets.
Hanna-Barbera imagined that our Jetson families would work two-day work weeks and three-hour workdays; Automation is neither about denying we humans an income nor denying anyone their dream job. Rather, a mix of social supports and automation are meant to work together to prevent entire lives being spent twisting light-bulbs into assembly-lined refrigerators. That’s a good thing.
With government policy that supports change, we can now see a return to important culinary art, teaching music, dance, building productive exports, to restoring poetry and great literature, to pursue life-sciences research, exploration, discovery, and restoring humanity and freedoms to our civilization.
Ask a 20-year office-worker or truck-driver “Are you ready for a change?“, and eight times out of ten, you are going to hear “If I can afford to – yes of course”.
Strategic Investment in interconnected renewable automations is a shift in thinking as beneficial as was Henry Ford’s assembly line. It’s a shift that supports worthwhile and profitable industry at the same time that it also harvests the trillions of dollars in economic prosperity left on the table when our technology investments haven’t supported a Good Life for everyone.
When Investment Markets prosper at the same time that national Debt, Deficits, Unemployment, Incomes and Trade Deficits are corrected, only then can they be considered sustainable – and Worthwhile.
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