The Commanding Heights of Powerball Gambits (Pt. V of V)

The Liberal Capitalist industrialization of whole nations in the 19th and 20th centuries always coincided with the mass migrations of people away from the countryside. Whole communities were uprooted, left to die in a sort of Socialist Darwinist theory of Natural Selection. Everyone flocked to the cities in search of a job that could grant them the most Quantity of Kapital for the least Quantity of Schuld (Debt/Guilt). Kapital and Schuld were always centered in the national capital and the urban centers of international finance. Such centers of international finance operated financial markets, commercial banks, insurance firms, hedge funds, and labor markets. In any Market/Mixed Economy, expropriation is king: somebody must lose something for somebody else to gain something. It does not matter if “Economic Nationalists” complains about the Free Trade or “Democratic Socialists” complains about the Free Market; both are complaining about the same problems created by Liberal Capitalist ideology.

In Liberal Capitalism, the state of Total Mobilization is “Production for Profit” and “Production for Utility.” The Quantity of Kapital and the Quantity of Schuld depend on an Interest Rate and an Inflation/Deflation Rate. Both Quantity of Kapital and Quantity of Schuld rely on the Incentives of Supply and Demand trying to achieve an Equilibrium of the Unit-Price. This Equilibrium requires the Availability of goods and services based on the Quantity of goods and services and the Frequency of transactions for them. Natural resources are converted into Commodities relying on an Exchange-Value and Use-Value. Total Mobilization of Production for Profit or Production for Utility need distinctions where the means of production are sources of Private Property-as-Wealth and Common Property-as-Wealth. Privatized commercial firms are locked in the Survival of the Fittest and the Likeliest by competing to create the highest Quantity of Kapital for the lowest Quantity of Schuld in markets that resemble 19th century Evolutionary Theory, where psychic and psychological conditions are solely driven by material and biological conditions.

The banks rely on a Fraction-Reserve Banking System and the financial markets invest Kapital and Schuld to facilitate Quantity of Kapital and Quantity of Schuld. The central bank creates Kapital out of thin air whenever anyone decides to borrow a loan for any Incentive. Its effectiveness depends on Parliamentary Democracies with Liberal Capitalist political parties, billionaire donors, corporate lobbyists, and special interests agreeing on legislative proposals inside a Parliament. International trade is in many respects a continuation of what already goes on in the Socialist nation. “Uncertainty” is something to be avoided in Liberal Capitalist economics. One invests Kapital in the Schuld from Gold, Silver, Liberal Capitalist Financial Instruments, and Cryptocurrencies, expecting lower Quantity and higher Frequency for their Availability.

Liberal Capitalism always promises Inauthentic Choices under the guise of a freedom-security dialectic where inward unfreedom and inward insecurity are glossed over by outward freedom and outward security. In a world ruled by Liberal Capitalism, it would seem that the Socialist nation with its Currency pegged to the Work-Standard faces an uphill battle for existence, but the Socialist nation will triumph in the face of uncertainty and anxiety during times of both war and peace. If the Socialist nation lives with purpose and meaning, acts in such a way that future generations can be proud of, and take the initiative on the world stage, the Work-Standard shall prevail over the Schuld Standard, for the Gold Standard was nothing more than a doppelgänger of the Schuld Standard.  And in Socialist economics, Uncertainty is how the Socialist nation projects its past into the future, allowing for the national past and the national future to converge on the national present. That is the symbolic meaning behind the Socialistic industrialization of whole countries.

There is an abundance of Arbeit in the Socialist nation and an even larger abundance of Geld. Such sources are decentralized, scattered throughout the Socialist nation. Everyone leaves the overcrowded cities, revitalizing the countryside and establishing new-old communities that had once been left for dead by Liberal Capitalism. The motivation is driven by a vocational civil service within the Total Mobilization of “Production for Dasein.” In the Vocational Civil Service Planned/Command Economy, everyone contributes Arbeit and everyone receives Geld within a cyclical process of Life-Energization Reciprocity.

In Socialism, all economic life stems from the shared political life and social life of the Totality that constitutes the Socialist nation. Every Vocation contributes a larger Quality of Arbeit for a lower Quality of Geld, dependent on a Mechanization Rate and an Attrition/Inaction Rate. Both the Quality of Arbeit and Quality of Geld rely on the Intents of Command and Obedience trying to achieve Synchronicity in their Values and Prices. This Synchronicity requires the Sustainability in the Quality of goods and services being produced and the Frequency of transactions for them. Natural resources are converted into Equipmentalities based on their Readiness/Unreadiness-to-Hand and Present-at-Hand. Production for Dasein has distinctions between Productive Property-as-Power and Personal Property-as-Power, where the markets are basically Tournaments consisting of Public and State Enterprises competing within their own respective Industries and Sectors for the highest-possible Quality of Arbeit and the lowest-possible Quality of Geld.

The banks rely on a Reciprocal-Reserve Banking System by issuing Interest-free loans called Work-Tenures, while the Kontore invest Arbeit and Geld through the State issuances of NSFIs (National-Socialized Financial Instruments). The central bank creates any given amount of Geld based on the given amount of Arbeit inside the Life-Energy Reserve. It is counting on the Council Democracy of the Socialist nation to agree on the best-possible legislative proposals to further the cause of Socialism both domestically and abroad. Economic life overseas is merely an extension of what already goes on in the Socialist nation. The only real differences include the Socialist nation signing Real Trade Agreements (RTAs), relying on its national Intranet to connect to the international Internet, and any Enterprises operating abroad will receive the rules of engagement which govern their activities in other countries. If everything described about the Socialist nation maintains this strategic posture, it will eventually be in the position to convince foreign nations, both Socialist and Liberal Capitalist, to consider pegging their Currencies to the Work-Standard. These circumstances emerge as it becomes obvious that the Socialist nation upheld the Balance of Trades and Payments in its favor, created budgetary surpluses and the VCS Economy operating with very low or no Schuld by anyone conducting their activities in its Currency.   

In international trade, always remember that if the Socialist nation is trading with a Liberal Capitalist regime, the Socialist nation will receive both Arbeit and Geld unless the Liberal Capitalists decide to impose free restrictions on the real movement of goods and services, Arbeit and Geld, Information and Culture. Arrangements will only be made to establish RTZ (Real Trade Zone) and RTAs (Real Trade Areas) because the taxes and costs of running an FTZ (Free Trade Zone) and FTA (Free Trade Area) are simply impractical under the Work-Standard. Taxation Rates and government spending in the Socialist nation can become so low that Liberal Capitalists cannot possibility try to emulate them without literally becoming indebted to the Socialist nation. If the Socialist nation can wisely navigate its way around the Liberal Capitalists and can engage in financial combat in acts of national self-defense against Liberal Capitalist banks and financial markets, the Kontore, State Commissariats and National-Socialized Banks will prevail over them. And if the State can reinforce the Authentic Dasein of the Totality by forging a strong governmental coalition of Conservatives, Anarchs, Traditionalists, Environmentalists and Nationalists, the odds will also be stacked against the Liberal Capitalists.   

For Real Trade Agreements involving another Socialist regime with its Currency pegged to the Work-Standard, that is where things get very interesting. Whether we are talking about bilateral agreements or multilateral ones, the logic follows very similar premises to the bilateral one. Exporting or importing goods and services is straightforward: Socialist nations are allowed to open specialty stores and shops to sell their goods and services as well as establish local branches of their Enterprises within the predesignated RTZs and RTAs of other Socialist nations.

Here, it matters whether Enterprises are allowed to operate in other countries and the extent to which those Enterprises are beholden to their State or the host State. This is because States of Socialist nations are always the final authority on matters of international trade.

If “State A” gives Arbeit to “State B,” State B must give Geld to State A. State A was establishing an Enterprise to contribute Arbeit for State B, for which State B wires the Geld generated by that Enterprise back to State A.   

If State B gives Geld to State A, State A must give Arbeit to State A. State B wanted to purchase a production license to manufacture a good produced in the country of State A, which State A allowed by sending its advisors and administrators with technical personnel to oversee the production process and issue the production license.   

Alternatively, if State A decides to give both Arbeit and Geld to State B, State B must give State both Arbeit and Geld to State A in return. Nationals sent by State A are establishing an Enterprise somewhere in the nation of State B, who are also enlisting a local town over there to manufacture goods for sale and distribution in that nation. Citizens from State A will receive their Arbeit and Geld, while citizens from State B will receive their Arbeit and Geld. The Office VIIs of the Kontore from both Socialist nations have a Legal Duty to wire the Arbeit and Geld from those transactions to the Economic Foreignization (EF) Accounts of their Central Banks.

As for specialty stores and shops, they are an entirely different matter when compared to the establishing of Enterprises in other Socialist nations. In a Real Trade Agreement, the Arbeit of the exporter and the importer stay within their control. The exporter’s Arbeit came from producing the goods and transporting them to the importer. The importer’s Arbeit came from delivering and selling the goods at those stores. The actual question posed by such specialty stores and shops is how much Geld should be given to the host nation and how much should be given to the other nation. Everything depends on whether they are luxury goods, goods that already have proper equivalent within the host nation, whether they are cultural goods, and how much is the People’s Surcharge when purchasing them.

A People’s Surcharge is designed to ensure that a fraction of the Geld spent on goods sold at specialty stores will remain in the Socialist nation. All Geld generated from the People’s Surcharge is not listed under the Real Total Financial Potential (RTFP) or the Economic Foreignization (EF) Account but instead will show up in the State Investment (SI) Account. Taxes will also be included with the People’s Surcharge if the imports in question alcohol, tobacco, firearms, sports cars, personal jets, and speedboats, which will extend to the spare parts for the latter four.       

The People’s Surcharge extends to goods with a proper equivalent and those that are exclusively tied to specific national cultures. Examples range from specific items like Persian rugs, Russian wood-carved Matryoshka dolls, a preserved leg of Italian prosciutto, Spanish leather, French cheese, German dirndls, and British scones to technologies like Japanese gaming consoles, Swiss cuckoo clocks, and American computers. This applies for all offline as well as online purchases. The Surcharges are always higher if there is already an equivalent good, while cultural items compensate their reduced People’s Surcharge by allowing the exporter to charge a higher Price under the terms of the Real Trade Agreement. These arrangements are intended to inform the everyone involved that while it is okay to import or export goods and services, it is impractical to become fully dependent exports and imports.  The Intent is for both Socialist nations to break even and achieve a Balance of Trades and Payments, a possibility that is almost next to impossible under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

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