The Work-Standard is intended to operate under a Planned or Command Economy. For best results, the Planned or Command Economy in question is to operate according to the Vocational Civil Service (VCS) model of economic governance. The VCS model has the economic sectors of the economy reorganized according to their profession and field, followed by their administrative division from the local to national levels. It identifies five specific Sectors: SAEs, SOEs, NSEs, POEs, and PDEs.
- State-Administrated Enterprises (SAEs) are enterprises owned and operated by the State. SAEs are recognized by their central government as being strategically important to the nation-state. Thus, they are incapable of operating beyond its borders. SAEs operate on their own or else as one of several SAEs united under a single Consortium. All SAEs and their Consortiums are delegated by an Economic Chamber within their National Civil Council as part of the State Council.
- State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) are enterprises that operate on their own initiative under State ownership. They can operate on their own or as several SOEs united under a single Concern. These enterprises operate within the nation-state under the supervision and directives of their central government. They may be permitted to conduct activities beyond its borders but only under strict supervision by their State. All SOEs and their Concerns are delegated by an Economic Chamber within their National Civil Council as part of the State Council.
- National-Socialized Enterprises (NSEs) are enterprises that employ a combination of State and Public ownership and Economic Foreignization. These enterprises are Corporations, Jointly-Owned Companies, and Partnerships. These enterprises are larger than POEs and PDEs by dint of them exercising economic strength beyond their nation-state’s political borders. NSEs are often the type of enterprises designed under the Work-Standard and Vocational Civil Service Economy as being the best-suited for operating in foreign nations. Depending on its size, an NSE may be delegated by an affiliated Regional Civil Chamber or else the Economic Chamber of a National Civil Council as part of the State Council.
- Publicly-Owned Enterprises (POEs) are enterprises owned and operated by an affiliated Guild or several Guilds united as a District, a Syndicate, or a Workers’ Council of PDEs. As Districts, Syndicate, and Workers’ Councils, all POEs are situated across the many cities and towns within a given geographical region. Thus, ownership is widespread and delegated by an affiliated Regional Civil Chamber within the regional General Economic Council.
- Publicly-Directed Enterprises (PDEs) are enterprises owned and operated by a family or individual as part of an affiliated Guild. PDEs are for the most part small-scale affairs situated within small cities and towns. They may also be Cooperatives, Associations, where the ownership is also controlled by the workers themselves. Owners are registered members of a local municipal or metropolitan Guild. Each Guild of PDEs is represented as Districts delegated by a superior Local Civil Chamber of the local Workers’ Council. Workers’ Councils answer to a Regional Civil Chamber within their regional General Economic Councils.
Note that the concept of ‘Privatization’ does not exist here. That old dialectic of public/private has been replaced by that of the State/people or, as it will be demonstrated in another related entry to the Compendium, the national/foreign dialectic. The Vocational Civil Service model, be it employed by a Planned or Command Economy, will always be governed by the State in the interests of the nation as a whole. It is designed to serve the people, rather than the corrupt notion of the people serving the economy as in the case of Market and Mixed Economies. The Work-Standard helps facilitate the justifications for implementing the Vocational Civil Service model without the flaws shared by other models of economic planning.
The purpose behind the VCS model arranging the economy in this particular manner was to ensure political-economic participation by everyone within the nation-state. Everyone who serves the nation-state should be allowed the right of participation in the affairs of national policies. After all, the best form of economic governance is one in which fiscal and monetary policies are properly synchronized by the State. To do so requires the State to exert a proactive political role in guiding and directing the economic and financial sectors in service to the nation.
Therefore, the VCS model is intended specifically for governmental structures employing Council Democracy as their political model. The Parliamentary Democratic model was never designed for the VCS due to its role in favoring private economic interests over all other considerations. Everything about Parliamentarian politics revolves around the subversion of the political by Kapital, from lobbying and pandering to the periodic elections and the empty promises of the Members of Parliament. The same is also true for the American Congress, which was unfortunately designed to conduct itself as a parliament than an actual State Council.
Even so, the everyday affairs of Council Democracy have its own dynamics and methodology in regards to its model of political governance. Just as the Council Democracy employs its own economic governance that differentiates itself from Parliamentary Democracy, the Council Democracy conducts its political matters differently as well. A future entry to the Compendium will delve into the conduct of Councilor Democratic practices, including demonstrations on how they are unlike those found in Parliamentarian Democracies.