Establishing and maintaining global economic models. The effect is that by awakening a common economic consciousness in all societies at the same time, a global political consensus is achieved.
An integral part of localizing cooperative participation and enabling each individual to have an equal opportunity for effective participation in the global economic process.
Tactics include: international money to expedite economic cooperatives via a standardized world monetary system; equitable credit to assure that all cooperatives have adequate credits available to participate as cooperative partners and to set a standardized basis of credit exchange; common market to undergird corporate buying and selling structures and marketing data exchange among cooperatives; trade relations to use international regulation to hold specific national needs in helpful tension by an underlying legal structure for interaction by economic cooperatives; and equitable taxation to require all nations to have tax structures in balanced relationships so that cooperatives can operate cross-nationally, unhindered by great variation in local tax levies. An example is global currency which would immediately inform Western man about how much the salary scales in poor countries differ from those in the West.
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