Economy of Solidarity

An economy can be described as fraternal if there is a constant balance
at every point in the financial cycle on which it is based.

An economy can be described as fraternal if there is a constant balance at every point in the financial cycle on which it is based, i.e. if, when exchanging values, no one prefers without the encouragement of the others, puts himself in a leading position, lets others work to his advantage. The hypomochlion, the tongue on the scales on which this balance can be sought and shaped, is where the correct price is determined in an associative process. In view of the three types of money that occur in the financial cycle, we can therefore say:

“The “right price” contains no less, but also no more, in purchase money than the producing workers and the traders involved need for themselves and for the inactive persons belonging to them (children, students, the sick, the unemployed, the elderly, etc.) in proportion to their life requirements, until the same product is newly manufactured and made available for sale.

“The right price” contains no less, but also no more, in loans than the added value generated by the use of means of production (seeds, tools, machines, real estate, etc.) and is to be temporarily allocated to the exchange of capital for the renewal and further development of the means of production.

“The right price” does not contain less, but also not more in gift money than taken out of the temporary capital exchange and made available to the workers (teachers, doctors, artists, priests, etc.) working in the production-independent, free culture and spiritual life √† fonds perdu for their livelihood, so that they can promote and develop a fruitful spiritual development of mankind.

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