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Corporate Social Responsibility has become a very nice way of demanding more from the producers to give to those that do not, cannot or will not produce, all in the name of some distorted sense of social justice. How many individuals leave their car out on the street for others to use when they are not using it? How many people even open their homes to the homeless or other indigent people? The reality of human nature is that these acts are not viable options, nor are they capable of providing any real solution. The only very real result will be the creation of a dependency class that will never develop any need (or subsequently, any desire) to provide for themselves, much less to improve their personal situations.

What differentiates Corporate Social Responsibility in the Community Developments is the provision of and access to viable social assistance programs that provide people with the tools, the education and the opportunity necessary to attain their own levels of success. While there may be a limited cash allowance or other “value-based incentive” made to each individual, this will not be comprehensive “payment” or “wages” in the traditional sense of the wordi. Incentives will further be added to encourage the individual to attain levels of success in addition to making all of the requisite tools available to them and providing them with opportunities for work and advancementii.

For example; a stay-at-home mother may decide that staying at home and being a mom is more important than going out and working, but this should not detract from the fact that she is still in fact working very hard. She may be tasked with nothing more than ensuring that her children receive regular medical check-ups or are regularly attending school, though she would still receive a subsidy in addition to the social assistance programs available to all residents of the community for the “work” performed.

It could be that once her children have reached a certain age that this same mother would desire to return to complete her education or even to advance her education. She would receive a lower “allowance” (the normal … based on standards as shall be established) for her personal situation and an allotment for attending school as well. The education would be provided at no cost as long as it were within the parameters established by the results of her aptitude batteries. Upon entering the work force, she would again retain the standard allowance for her particular situation while at the same time receiving a paycheck for her work the same as any employee enjoys today.

Thus, while each person would have a minimal standard for the provision of funding and services and goods, they would have further incentive to improve their situation through financial gain rather than the financial penalties as would be incurred under the current guise of social welfare systems currently in place throughout the world.

It is imperative to note that the incorporated body necessary to fund such a structure must be highly restricted and limited in a position of authority, and this must be established and set forth in the Charter of Incorporation, the By Laws and any and all other documentation as shall be necessary for it to have the capacity to be duly licensed and registered wherever it may conduct business. This original incorporated body will be “sold” to the foundation who will, once established, be responsible for the oversight and daily operations of the community developments. The incorporated body must never be allowed to take the representative of parent, lord, or otherwise put in a position wherein the community or the foundation may be forced to become subservient to the incorporated body.

i Each individual who has reached the lawful age and/or otherwise been emancipated and is an accountable citizen of the Community Development will be eligible for an allowance in much the same way as that currently provided by the Energy Companies in and around Alaska in the United States of America. In some cases and locations, this may be possible in the form of cash, while in others, due to issues with Not-For-Profit corporations and the dividend structure of cash payouts, benefits may be distributed in the form of social services such as the provision of housing, medical care and treatment and other social “assistance”.

ii While all of these options will be made to the citizens and individuals of each and every established and operational Community Development, there will be certain limitations placed on those, formerly among the indigent and homeless who will build the actual communities. In such cases, the demands involved with construction will necessitate hiring and providing for only those families as have shown themselves to be motivated enough to at least attempt to improve their situation in life. Likewise, the percentages of formerly underclass citizens will be substantially higher during the construction phases of the Community Development than they will be in the fully operational communities. This is necessary based on the fact that the actual construction of the Community Developments will be one of the primary locations for providing jobs and housing for those formerly indigent system and the fact that more socially adjusted and adept individuals will be moving in as the community becomes more well-established.

 

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