Ensuring that distribution of materials will continue to be directed relative to inclusive, futuric need. This will catalyze consumption plans for common distribution to be continually current in its materials distribution.
An integral part of formulating images for articulation of meaningful human relationships, to enable the individual to come out of isolation and respond to life's situations in a detached, yet comprehensively engaged, manner.
Tactics include: evaluational control to provide published feedback and condensed guidelines by which local representatives will assure international accountability for materials allocation; futuric research to enable qualitative and geographical forecasts as a basis for evaluating the allocation and possible depletion of non-replenishable resources; basic trust to provide back-up structures to engender the confidence of local man in the equitable distribution of resources; financial possibilities to provide an all-global bank and other structures to assure economic support for the allocation of materials; trans-economic exposure to provide structures by which the individual may participate in broadening experiences to assure a continuing body of people to engage in the maintenance of the materials allocation system. An example of this catalysis is that research on the supply of non-replenishables will lead either to plans for rationing consumption or to plans for developing substitutes.
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