Economics is a group activity. Individuals by themselves can’t create an economic system. An individual alone can work and labor while creating goods and services for his use and consumption. An individual alone with no-one else around, would not have a Market in which to exchange goods and services. No Economic System would exist. Economic Systems require more than one producing Individual. The producing individuals interact with each other, in Groups, when exchanging their produced commodities, trades, goods and services on an Open Market. This interaction of Producers establishes Markets. Groups of Producers interacting together while exchanging commodities, trades, goods and services establish Marketing Groups. The function of Marketing is a Group activity. The Function of Marketing demonstrates that Economics is a Group activity.
Individual Producers also interact with each other, in Groups, during the process of working and laboring while producing commodities, trades, goods and services. This is another Group activity found in Economics. This also demonstrates that Economics is a Group activity.
Economic Systems are composed of Producer Groups and Market Groups.
There are producing individuals interacting in Producer Groups while creating money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power. They are directing and coordinating ideas and purposes while working and laboring together. While directing and coordinating ideas and purposes they create commodities, trades, goods and services. They exchange the commodities, trades, goods and services on the Market for money.
There are Producers interacting together in Marketing Groups during the Marketing of their Commodities, trades, goods and services.
In an Economic System, Money units aren’t absolutely necessary in order to establish an Economic System. Producers and Markets are absolutely necessary for the establishment of an Economic System. A bartering system can be used, instead of Money, when exchanging commodities, trades, goods and services on the Market. However, a bartering system is very inefficient. It is much easier to transport Money Units on one’s person than to transport commodities, trades, goods and services wherever an individual needs to purchase something.
Money Units, introduced into an Economic System, lend efficiency to the Economic System. A money supply held constant standardizes the money unit as a unit of measure. Money is the unit of measure for the value, energy, wealth, capital and power created by the Producers. A Constant Money Supply standardizes the whole Economic System. Refer to “The Constant Money Supply” in http://personalist.wpengine.com for more information on the Constant Money Supply.
Here is a side note to demonstrate the tremendous need for maintaining a Constant Money Supply. In Chemistry the Periodic Chart standardizes the whole field of Chemistry. Standardized systems of weights and measures have been developed world-wide to prevent people from cheating each other during economic transactions. Maintaining a Constant Money Supply prevents people from stealing value, energy, wealth, capital and power from other people. When a Money Supply is expanded value, energy, wealth, capital and power are stolen from the people who currently hold the current money. It is transferred into the hands of the people who have the new money.
Again, Economics is a Group activity
Economics is created through Group action. Functioning economic systems require individuals to work and labor together in groups while creating money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power. Economics requires individuals working and laboring together in Groups in order to have an economic system. Today these Groups have grown to include all of mankind on planet earth. Individuals (Selves) interfacing with other Individuals (Selves) bring about Groups. All Groups interfacing with each other give us the largest group we call Mankind.
Capital Destroying Socialism
Socialism (Capital Destroying Socialism) fails because it tends to say or want all people to share the money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power equally. When all people are required to share equally in the money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power, this sharing results in non-producers and counter-producers being rewarded for non-production and counter-production. Rewarding non-producers and counter-producers causes an incentive for individuals to not work and labor for money. Producers are penalized because money they have created is given to those individuals who have not created the money. The incentive in this form of Socialism is for individuals to not work and labor for the purpose of creating money. Why should they work and labor if they can receive money without working and laboring?
This is very destructive to an economic system, an organization, society, nation, mankind and environments. In this form of Socialism, individuals (Producers) who create all the money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power are penalized. The money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power, created by the Producers, are shared equally with non-producers and counter-producers. This is a money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power destroying form of Socialism. It is referred to as Capital Destroying Socialism. The Capital Destroying Socialists are counter-producers as well as the Capital Destroying Capitalists.
Capital Destroying Capitalism
Capital Destroying Socialism is not the only form of Socialism. It is the capital destroying form of Socialism. Capital Destroying Socialism is the Socialism the Capital Destroying Capitalists like to use as an example of Socialism. They like to criticize Socialism while using this form as an example of all forms of Socialism. Capital Destroying Capitalism is also very destructive to all individuals, families, societies, nations, mankind and environments. Capital Destroying Capitalists have been the primary rulers of Economic systems since the dawn of time. The Capital Destroying Capitalists attack and criticize anything that appears to threaten their grip on Economic Systems. The Capital Destroying Capitalists are and have been the principle counter-producers over a long span of time. Counter-producers also can be found as employees (workers, laborers and managers) in many industries. They are the secondary counter-producers. The Capital Destroying Socialists are counter-producers as well.
Capitalism (Capital Destroying Capitalism) fails because it tends to say or want a very few individuals (Selves) to take and have the vast majority of the money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power. This form of Capitalism attempts to operate at the Self level. It is impossible to operate exclusively at the Self level since all Producers operate interacting with each other in Groups. This system of economics rewards non-production and counter-production. It allows the few rich and powerful individuals to take huge amounts of money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power without exchanging self created production for it on the Open Market.
The action of concentrating the money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power into the hands of a few rich and powerful individuals is an act of counter-production. This activity destroys prosperity by bringing about the destruction of money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power. This destruction is done by redistributing vast amounts of money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power to a very few rich and powerful Selves. These rich and powerful Selves slow the velocity of money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power. When money velocity slows, economic systems recede toward depressions. Everyone in these systems is harmed. The production Groups and the Marketing Groups are destroyed as a result of concentrating the money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power into the hands of a few individuals. When Production Groups and Marketing Groups are harmed and destroyed, Economic Systems are harmed and destroyed. Refer to “Money Velocity and Prosperity” in http://personalist.wpengine.com.
Economics is a Group Activity
We must recognize the fact that there is interplay between individual Producers interacting with other individual Producers while creating commodities, trades, goods and services. This interplay between Producers is a Group activity. All organizations have individuals interacting together in Groups while creating money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power.
The individual acting alone is a dead end. The individual acting alone isolated in the back woods or on a desert island is a dead end. The individual acting alone as “I am the only one!” is a dead end. The individual trying to act alone while attempting to concentrate all the money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power into his hands is a dead end for himself, all other individuals, families, organizations, societies, nations, mankind and environments. This is the Capital Destroying Capitalist, “I am the only one!”
For prosperity and survival of all individuals, families, organizations, societies, nations, mankind and environments, it is very important for the Producers of the commodities, trades, goods and services to be rewarded for their production. The reward must be very close to exactly what the value of their production is measured at.
There are forms of Socialism where prosperity is created and people survive very well. There are forms of Socialism where money is taken from the Producers and transferred to the non-producers and counter-producers and prosperity is harmed extremely. Prosperity is harmed most when money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power is allowed to be transferred to a few rich and powerful individuals without an exchange for it.
There is only one way to prevent money from being taken from the Producers and given to non-producers and counter-producers. That way is for the Producers to stand up and take full responsibility for the money, value, energy, wealth, capital and power they have created through work and labor. There is no other way. Any other system set up to protect the Producers can be infiltrated by the counter-producers and perverted to operate for the benefit of the counter-producers.
Man is very social. Man prospers very well when working and laboring in Social Groups. As long as Producers are rewarded correctly for their production while laboring and working in Social Groups there will be much prosperity.