Part 1 – Institutions of life networks

Economic institutions

After having shown the choice of civilization, we have just described the political institutions and the principles, the rules that organize them. They develop political action at the level of the management of all human activity.

Economic institutions ensure the production and distribution of wealth on the first two levels of human activity: the work essential to life and survival and the realization of works that raise the standard of living and are passed on to future generations.

The economy in the Networks of Life is subordinate to politics, to the exercise of power directly by the citizens. Political principles and institutions thus find a ground of application in the economic field and this reinforces the coherence and clarity of political action by citizens who are not reduced to the status of entrepreneur or employee in the context of the exclusive use of private property including for means of production.

For example, the alliance of opposites, which allows the definition of objectives, is found in the production, distribution and consumption of the wealth produced by human activity, through the insurance mechanism against material risks. Similarly, subsidiarity and obtaining the optimal solution reinforce this assurance and allow solidarity, sharing of the optimal solution among the Life Networks. We know the basic institution that organizes human activity. These are the Life project teams, a political institution because politics takes precedence over economics.

Production activity and the development of industry initially used these organizational principles, which are obvious, and we shall show this in particular in the case of the Mulhouse industrial company in the nineteenth century. This transition from insurance to solidarity has, however, been fought, rejected, eliminated by the Anglo-Saxon financial oligarchy and since the 1990s by the dictatorship of shareholders and investment funds which impose their maximization of short-term profits.

Once again we are faced here with the need to break their prohibitions in order to use what they forbid us again and which has allowed the realization here and there, for a certain period, of a remarkable industrial and social development, certainly with an economic and social practice of the Protestant church and not Catholic as far as we are concerned in Western culture.

In the system of liberal capitalist power, economics takes precedence over politics and it is indeed the Anglo-Saxon financial oligarchy that develops a world government by eliminating the influence of the political governments of the countries, elimination which takes place through divisions, struggles for influence, religious conflicts maintained by theocracies, through the incessant repetition of financial, economic, military crises for issues of conquest of energy sources (oil, gas, etc.), religious, and now health.

Economic institutions complement the functioning of Life project teams by specifying the organization of work, the development of skills and their complementary uses on the two levels of human activity: work, making works. The development and management of the Common Goods is at the heart of human activity and the economy. They ensure a fair distribution of wealth through the use of common property in addition to individual and collective property. The common property, which is essentially immovable property, is also the result of the realization of works that raise the standard of living and are passed on to future generations. After presenting these various economic institutions, we will end with the wealth management centers and their main missions, purposes.

These economic institutions will develop material means and intangible knowledge which then, at the level of social institutions, will serve to develop a society without social classes and class struggles.

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