PropertyLeft

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We can share the costs of the land, tools, plants and animals required for the products we need.

We already pay these costs when we buy products from others who own the sources of those products.

We can buy and co-own the Sources of Production for our own, mutual benefit by prepaying for product.

We can then swap skills to do all the work needed within the aggregate to create those products.

The aggregate 'pays' workers and other investors with products created within the aggregate.

Investors should be end-users of those products, for the only ROI they receive is the product itself.


As a special case, to decrease the startup time, Venture Capitalist can also invest in the aggregate with their return being a % of the profit gained from selling product to outsiders.

Some % of that Profit must always be treated as an investment from the person who paid it.

This causes outsiders to slowly gain ownership in the Sources needed to insure that future production.

And in doing so, those outsiders incrementally gain co-ownership in the growth of the aggregate until they also have sufficient ownership and so no longer need to buy that product since they own it already.

We must charge Profit during those sales, for if we do not collect the Profit, a middle-man will buy all the products we offer at Cost, and then resell them while charging a Profit anyway.


Similar to how the GNU GPL enforces Copyleft through Copyright to insure users gain access to Virtual Sources of Production, we propose to create a PropertyLeft document enforced through Property Rights used to insure users gain access to Physical Sources of Production by treating profit as payer investment.

This social contract can be applied by co-owners of any material assets to insure freedom for all users.

This is also an actual, *true* Insurance for any product or service we want to guarantee will continue.

Initial stages could have some workers in mobile homes and eating food bought in bulk.


An example organization:

  • Payers commit Physical Sources and Work toward production.
  • Those with skills needed by the aggregate can commit to work in exchange for Use-Shares.
  • You may also buy Use-Shares by offering land, tools, plants or animals needed by the Aggregate.
  • Payers receive Use-Shares representing those investments.
  • Use-Shares authorize the holder to access specific Sources and Products within the Aggregate.
  • Use-Shares have 3 parts:
 Product: Quality and quantity of a good or service.
 Sources: Title to the land and capital needed for production.
 Workers: The people who commit to achieve that production.
  • For example:
 Product: 1 dozen grade AA eggs each week until July 2013.
 Sources: 3 RIR, land at {GPS coord.}, water rights, barn
 Workers: [Farm Boys(TM) Ag and Landscaping Group]
  • A Use-Share is only as valid as the specific "Sources" and "Workers" called-out on the document. If either of these preconditions are not met, production will fail.