Kids 7/23/13


The labour theory of value


Adam Smith related value to labour.


Karl Marx built on that idea. 


Neither seems to have understood that all labour is not equal in value. 


The important point that is completely missed in modern economic thinking is that labour is the source of all value and hence is essential to prosperity. You may think that prosperity is in bad taste, but, if it were not for prosperity you would not have the opportunity to  consider what is in bad taste.


Prosperity begins with productive labour and is expanded by free trade. 


The distinction which is missed by all economists that I have read is that the value of labour is multiplied by the extent of culture associated with that labour. That is the value of labour is not only related to skill and education, it is also related to tools, education and environment. That this is true is indicated by what various skilled persons are able to command as compensation. 


All Keynesian ideas are incompatible with this incontrovertible truth. In particular, demand does not lead to prosperity. Government spending does not increase demand. In fact, demand is infinite. Consider yourself. Your own demand is infinite. Is there anything you would not accept if it is without cost? All trade is based on the exchange of labour


Say's law that supply creates demand  is true in this context. 


Demand is infinite and it does not create supply. Labour creates supply. 


Modern economics is confused by mathematics. In algebra we are taught that when x=y then y=x. In economics to say that supply = demand does not imply that demand = supply. Modern economics is littered with equations that are not true when reversed. In mathematics there is no cause and effect. In economics, labour effects prosperity. Prosperity does not cause labour


To recapitulate, there is no prosperity without labour. The prosperity created by one man's labour varies greatly depending on culture. 



Management by self-organization (How God Would Manage)


There are many levels of organizations where management is feasible. 


There is a limit to the management capacity of one person. 


There are two modes of management


There are common elements in all management

One person management is unstable, if only because of death or incapacity. Other reasons for instability include incompetence and too much growth of the organization.


Self-organization is not an obvious solution to the problem of management stability in large organizations. In order to create an environment in which self-organization can develop, it is necessary to eliminate any leader. The problem with seof-organization is that when it is successful, it, too, becomes unstable.



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I have made an email list of people I hope are interested in my writing.

Let me know if you want to get off the list.

Here is my latest:

The Structure of Social Organization

Life's Pre-eminent {opportunity, challenge, problem, factor} 


I exist in multiple social structures - a job, a tennis club, a marriage, a country, several families, a spiritual sphere - the structure each one of which helps to determine who I am - my identity, my role, my opportunities and my limitations. 


I recognized the problem of social organization as my life's work between 1960-1965. I was working at Acoustic Research and beginning to understand my father's work with the theories of biological evolution. 


The problem I saw was that the organization of social structures was at the same time essential to human development and inadequate for the task. In particular, business structures were primitive and unstable. 


I decided to approach the problem by creating an unusual business structure and subject it to the process of evolution. This experiment revealed a structural instability I had not anticipated. I have not yet been able to implement an idea for ameliorating that problem. 






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The purpose of the book is to explain the relationship between the spiritual and the living.


This started with the idea that there are 27 dimensions and that the spiritual realm uses up some of those dimensions.


The book was also intended to explain my theories on management and thus the original title was "How God Would Manage".


While working on the book other questions arose. For example, how do the spirits use or  interact with biological evolution? What is the effect of evolution on culture? What are the truths of economics and how do they interact with human behavior? What is the nature of human achievement in groups? How do you get groups to self-organize?


So it looks like the book is going to have about five  controversial (not in the main stream) sections purporting to create both an intellectual and experiential synthesis with spirituality.


Ultimately the purpose of the book is to find guidance about how to behave in an  optimum fashion with respect to the spiritual realm.




I would like to have as large an audience for this work as possible. To that end I would like all of you to recommend other members for the list.


I intend to keep a copy of all these emails on my web side, as well as the most up-to-date version of my book.


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