Actualizing equitable distribution patterns and participation at the local level. The effect is to show an individual how one effectively participates in the distribution of goods and services.
An integral part of repatterning distribution of benefits to allow individual participation in local economic planning, and in establishing working standards and in planning the employment of workers' skills.
Tactics include: consumer awareness to inform the individual as to the priorities and possibilities for equitable exchange; exchange criteria to demand of local services and industry that they develop a scale of quality and expectations accountability for their production; volunteer engagement to enable and expect social service participation, in one way or another, from each citizen; advisor demand to clarify the need and thereby set the stage for care structures which would respond to inequities experienced by individual institutions or corporations; and civic concern to communicate the pressing distributional needs and the subsequent implied responsibility for a society of civic organizations, clubs, and businesses in order to redirect their social energies. An example is a labourer in a clothing factory becoming involved in neighbourhood guilds to plan for the distribution of local goods including the clothes from his factory.
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