A New Monetary System
In the future, cryptocurrency will be the only Internationally accepted and used money. But before that happens all government cryptocurrency experiments will fail until it becomes based on Tangible Trust. In order to explain the new paradigm of Tangible Trust, new paradigms on economics, money and government need to be explained first.
New Paradigm On Economics
The Commerce System, Government System and Financial System comprise the three divisions of what will be defined henceforth as an 'economic structure'. An economic structure makes it possible for humans to work together and evolve as a society. The growth of society stimulates the growth of innovation, which in-turn stimulates the growth of productivity. This process then launches a self-reinforcing reverse loop where the growth of productivity then stimulates the growth of innovation, which in turn stimulates the growth of society. In contrast, before an economic structure existed, a low-innovation/low-productivity tribal structure was the largest potential group size humans could work together as.
Within an economic structure, humans interchange fluidly between three classes:
- The Working Class that endeavor within the Commerce System.
- The Government Class that endeavor within the Government System.
- The Speculation Class that endeavor within the Financial System.
These three classes and the economic structure have mainly evolved within what will be defined henceforth as a Creative Economic Structure. It would seem logical to separate out only the positive outcomes through history as being part of something defined as 'creative'. But the negative outcomes in a society are part of a Creative Economic Structure as well. This is because positive outcomes can only exist if its relative opposite of negative outcomes exists as well. So within societal evolution, both positive and negative outcomes are a beneficial part of a Creative Economic Structure. The benefits of negative outcomes play the role of imparting on society powerful lessons of what not to do. In the long-term, the conflict and adversity of negative outcomes strengthens the Creative Economic Structure. That is why all the negative outcomes through history from; economic collapse, revolutions, war, subjugation, occupation, wealth concentration, depression, recession, bankruptcy, exploitation, default, corruption, speculation, fraud, sabotage, debt, austerity, crime syndicates, bribery, schemes, collusion, conspiracies, hidden assets, regulations, unemployment, poverty, mismanagement and many more, are all still allocated under the umbrella of a Creative Economic Structure. So that begs the question: If both positive and negative outcomes are part of a Creative Economic Structure, then what does a Reactive Economic Structure look like? To answer that question a new paradigm on money and government needs to be given.
New Paradigm On Money
At the macro level, money is the energy that powers the economic structure. At the micro level, money is simply any means for exchanging goods and services. Therefore, everything from commodities to precious metals to paper currency to digital units can be considered money. Commodities and precious metals worked as money in an economic structure for many millennia. This type of money is stable because it is in limited supply and itself has a recognized inherent usable value; in essence, this is tangible asset money. The first evolutionary step away from using tangible asset money came in printed-paper notes that represented and-were-backed-by precious metals. The next step came from governments that experimented with printing paper currency that was backed by nothing. This type of paper currency, called fiat money, has been tried and has failed over 600 times throughout history. The median time for the circulation of these currencies had been less than 20 years before the fiat money collapsed or was replaced. Voltaire gave a clear reason for fiat money failure: "Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero". This type of money is exactly what the U.S. has been using since 1971. That is the year that the U.S. went of the gold standard and began printing fiat money. But that means fiat money in the U.S. has been in circulation for over twice as long as the previous median time. This unique outcome is result of the historically high level of U.S. innovation throughout all three divisions of the economic structure due to the unique freedoms and culture of the nation. This innovation has fostered a steady increasing level of productivity by the Working Class. In turn, the sustained increase in productivity by the Working Class is what continues to give a sustained value to fiat money. So the two factors of productivity and fiat money value are intertwined. This is due to the Working Class using fiat money in the Commerce System by default because they are already obligated to use it to pay taxes to the Government System. That obligation is relevant because the government does not need to transfer fiat money back to itself in the form of taxes from the Working Class since the government can print as much fiat money as it wants. So the main reason for taxes is to force the Working Class to use the government's fiat money in the Commerce System in order to impart a tangible value to worthless fiat money.
The governments in the rest of the industrialized nations around the world have followed this seemingly successful U.S. model and extended the value longevity of their fiat money. Other nations that were not productive enough and/or printed too much money had their fiat money value collapse. So if U.S. productivity decreases and/or too much fiat money is printed, then that also will initiate the process to significantly devalue U.S. fiat money. This will trigger a domino effect that will end with the collapse of U.S. fiat money. Such collapses happened sporadically over 600 times through history and U.S. fiat money will not escape that same outcome.
So this entire process, from the time the government introduces fiat money to the finale of its inevitable collapse, is what makes an economic structure a Reactive Economic Structure. In order to understand why this specific process is so destructive, especially compared to the incredibly negative outcomes that happen in a Creative Economic Structure, a further explanation on government using fiat money needs to be given.
New Paradigm On Government
A government claims to use fiat money as an apparatus to fund itself and the rest of the economic structure without having to rely on limited tangible asset money. That on its own seems like valid policy and one that is parroted by economists in academia. Except this funding apparatus is only the outer façade. Behind the facade, the fiat money causes something altogether different. The reason governments continually try to use fiat money has to do with the inherent nature and self-interest of every government to attain three desired outcomes. That is to:
Increase in size.
Attain more power in comparison to other governments.
Have more control over the people it governs.
Tangible asset money slows and weakens the government's attempt to achieve those desired outcomes. While fiat money accelerates and strengthens the government's attempt to achieve those desired outcomes. The freedom to print unlimited volumes of Fiat money empowers governments to institute laws and bureaucratic mechanisms to transfer actual tangible assets away from the Working Class to itself. This transfer is done through government 'purchasing' of real estate, natural resources, commodities, products and services with fiat money. This allows the Government System to grow with little constraint or accountability and become what is now understood as the intractable Deep State.
In the modern economic structure, fiat money is also transferred from the government to national/international organizations within the Financial System with which government has a symbiotic relationship. As a result, there is tremendous growth of speculation within the Financial System that fiat money spawns. The Financial System become so aggressively leveraged and ingrained in the economic structure (e.g. Wall Street) that its new culture actually starts corrupting the Government and Working Class.
But this deceptive outcome of the government using fiat money remains unrecognized by the Working Class as long as the fiat money maintains its value to be usable in the Commerce System. Furthermore, the fiat money plays the role of a new synthetic energy to the economic structure and deceptively produces short-term benefits for the Working Class that were not there before. This causes a deceptive short-term increase in productivity and other seemingly positive outcomes for society. The government uses this time frame to further increase in size and transfer more tangible assets to itself. But the bigger the Government and Financial Systems become, the greater their burden on the economic structure and the more difficult it becomes for the Working Class to be productive. Because there is little constraint or accountability, this process will keep advancing until the fiat money collapses due to decreasing productivity and/or at the point when the majority of tangible assets end up in the control of the Government and Financial System. Either way the use of fiat money by the government is just a deceptive wealth transfer process that ends up being a form of real 'taxation without representation' that victimizes the Working Class.
It may seem like this deceptive process is still another negative outcome within a Creative Economic Structure; where the Working Class just loses trust in the government. But it is not. It is an outcome within a Reactive Economic Structure because this process ends up damaging society. The reason the process damages society is that people lose trust in the money itself, not just each other. This is a critical point because in a Creative Economic Structure mistrust and conflict between people is not only accepted, but is in fact expected. Yet, start breaking the trust in money and society shifts to a Reactive Economic Structure. This is because once trust starts breaking in the money itself, a process is initiated of tearing apart and devolving the societal structure back into a tribal structure. In isolated instances through history, where nations used fiat money, the reactive outcomes just damaged the nation temporarily and did not affect the world at large. But now fiat money has been integrated deeper and used longer than it has ever been before. So the damage to economic structures and society is potentially catastrophic.
The solution is to understand that it is not the tangible asset condition that people value in money. It is the 'Tangible Trust' condition people value in money. Consequently, it does not matter what type of money is used within an economic structure as long as Tangible Trust is the foundational condition of money. Yes it is odd, that in the light of all the incredibly negative outcomes within a Creative Economic Structure, this seemingly negligible condition of Tangible Trust is the single most important linchpin to making sure the economic structure remains creative and society can evolve.
The paradox is that once it is understood that Tangible Trust is the foundational condition of money then using tangible assets as money in a modern economic structure becomes an outdated and primitive concept.
New Paradigm On Tangible Trust Cryptocurrency (TTC)
As the monetary wealth will evaporate, in the aforementioned coming collapse of fiat money, the destructive domino effect on globally interconnected economic structures will lead to the start of societal disintegrating. The economic and societal breakdown will push the entire world to teeter on the edge of chaos. At that point, economist will understand the correlation between the chaos and the fiat money being used within the economic structure. Governments, aligned with multinational corporations, around the world will then be forced to take an evolutionary action where they will, in-their-own self-interest, create a sustainable form of money; A cryptocurrency based on Tangible Trust.
Tangible Trust Cryptocurrency (TTC) will require three constructs:
Verifiable Transparency at the macro level.
Verifiable Anonymity at the micro level.
Verifiable Security at the macro and micro level.
- Verifiable Transparency means that the total amount of TTC units that are generated, earned and distributed by government is openly accounted for and certified by an independent accounting agency. Government will generate new TTC units in economic response to increasing or decreasing productivity and population. This will establish a systematic constraint and accountability upon government. Without this process, government self-interest will always push to keep information on cryptocurrency opaque and hidden. (Public corporations will also need to have transparency at their macro level). Verifiable Transparency is tangible because this process is the only way people will trust government when it comes to money.
- Verifiable Anonymity means that all people and private businesses have encrypted anonymity. Without that, people using alternative forms of money that does give anonymity will continually undermine TTC. Only monetary unit changes can be tracked to TTC accounts. So no matter what is being purchased or sold; be it cauliflower, condoms or cocaine, the specifics of that transaction and participants involved must always remain anonymous. Without this process, the aligned government and multinational corporation self-interest will push to make the specifics of a transaction trackable. This is because government wants tracking to have more control and corporations want it for more data on consumers. Verifiable Anonymity is tangible because this process is the only way people will trust that they are not being tracked.
- Verifiable Security means that all personal, business, corporate and government TTC accounts are protected by an independent oversight agency. There will always be people trying to cheat, abuse and hack TTC. So if an account is violated then there needs to be an effective process of redress. Without this process, people will always seek alternative forms of money that give them security. Verifiable Security is tangible because this process is the only way people will trust that their money will not be stolen.
Tangible Trust Cryptocurrency is not just imagination. The core concepts to this breakthrough innovation already exists right now and can sourced. This innovation process can be facilitated by ITP (Innovative Thinking Process)