Showing how surplus goods can be used to benefit the whole of society. The effect is a new vision of how this can happen globally.
An integral part of reallocating surplus resources by recasting the image of ownership from individual security to global stewardship.
Tactics include: global replication to provide a continuous evaluation of the demonstration and reproduction of this project according to a systematic timeline; task sustenance to hold the vision of the demonstration project over against the comprehensive vision of the sponsor; surpluses research to enable the determination of distribution priorities through the analysis of the current contradictions and specified needs; movement preparation to contextualize, train, and sustain the persons who will be assigned to the demonstration project; and demonstration centrum to dramatize the reallocation dynamic in miniature form by creating a project model and determining the concrete form of the demonstration. An example of this would be a small industrial park where diverse services and manufacturing would be corporately administered.
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