Collecting and disseminating pertinent information concerning existing and projected surpluses. The catalytic effect is to enable better stewardship of profits usage by providing an information flow between needs and demands.
An integral part of reallocating surplus resources by recasting the image of ownership from individual security to global stewardship.
Tactics include: grassroots input to involve local man in the global stewardship of surpluses by factory guilds and accountability representation; markets data to represent the accumulation of statements on resource needs, distribution and production research, and economic priorities; information access to allow large masses of people easy approach to all surplus information through creation of computerized data banks and information centrum; utilization research to provide information to allow the intentional and innovative use of surpluses by supplying manpower and long-term economic projections; and intra-agency communication to provide the models for industry to coordinate and evaluate surpluses and make available records to all.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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