Economic Power puts Archetypical Power into Action

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The Power of Nations is based on the construction capacity which is given by work and sustained by the non-exerted destruction capacity that we call dissuasion power.

This implies that the economic power has to provide the maximal strategy, the possibility of upgrading to the next step while the dissuasion power developed by the administrative authorities of the country provides the necessary secure environment to grow.

It has to be considered that the economic power is basically individualistic oriented. In the materialistic world the same “thing” cannot be shared. Money is in my pocket or it is in your pocket. It cannot be in both at the same time.

That is why the nature of the materialistic world is the dualism which naturally drives towards fostering activities based on individual initiatives.

This is not necessary at a subsistence level but it is a must if a culture fosters expansion and influence in the environment.

Diana Belohlavek

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Understanding the nature and consequences of Economic Freedom

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This work deals with the conceptual structure of economic freedom and its integration with economic democracy. It includes no ideological considerations or influence. It is based on the unicist approach to complexity science, which uses a pragmatic, structural and functionalist framework.

Economic Democracy EthicsThere are prejudices and fallacious myths installed in the world dealing with the concept of economic freedom. Unfortunately, no literature could be found that approached economic freedom based on its concept to define its nature (the “stem cell” of economic freedom). The existing approaches are strongly influenced by ideological positions.

This introduction, based on an excerpt from the book “The Future of Democracy and Capitalism” provides a conceptual approach to capitalism, going beyond the beliefs deposited on facts by people to understand the nature and dynamics that define the present and future of Capitalism.

It can be said that Greece was the origin of political democracy in the West but was not an economic democracy because in those times the expansion of cultures was driven by military actions.

It can also be said that the United States of America are a paradigmatic example of evolutionary democracy that integrates social democracy, economic democracy and political democracy to manage the domestic affairs.

As an evolutionary democracy, the United States of America could be taken as a paradigmatic example of Economic Freedom and Capitalism. But Economic Freedom and Capitalism cannot be imported or exported. The unique structure of values that are implicit in a culture’s archetype are the demonstration that it is meaningless to copy any model to a foreign culture that has different structural values.

The understanding of the nature of economic democracy and capitalism allow defining the particular way in which a country can deal with economics and economic democracy considering its own characteristics.

Peter Belohlavek

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Unicist Anthropology – Discovery of Collective Intelligence

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The discovery of collective intelligence allowed building a bridge between the archetypes and lifestyles of cultures and the social, institutional and individual behavior. Individual intelligence is always empowered or inhibited by the lifestyle of a culture which is driven by the fundamentals of the archetype.

Collective IntelligenceCollective intelligence is the driver that allows building intelligent synergy among the members of a society to better adapt to the environment.

It is easily noticeable in animals, such as ants and rats. It empowers their survival capacity and the expansion of their species.

Collective intelligence provides behavioral patterns that establish the cohabitation rules of a society and defines who is a member and who is an alien. It includes the transcendent and immanent aspects of behavior.

The collective intelligence is defined by the archetype of a culture and becomes materialized in its lifestyle.

Although different groups of a society might have different habits according to their possibilities, there is a common lifestyle defined by the collective intelligence that establishes the patterns of acceptable behavior. Those who do not follow these patterns are considered aliens.

Collective intelligence is the intelligence that allows social capital building and institutionalizing.

The collective intelligence works as a catalyst and as a gravitational force for individual intelligence. But the collective intelligence can also work as an inhibitor for the actions that can endanger the rules of a society.

The level of collective intelligence defines the level of development of a culture. Thus the power of a culture is given by the functionality of its archetype in the environment. The Japanese culture is a paradigmatic example of collective intelligence.

Apprehending and understanding the nature of a cultural archetype is necessary whenever there is a need to develop an action to exert influence in an environment. If the acceptable patterns of behavior are not taken into account, the individual will be an alien.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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How Economic Growth can be Fostered

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The unicist ontology of economic growth defines that it is based on the action of a technological driver and sustained by the need to avoid scarcity.

If we describe the concept of economic growth, its ontology or fundamentals, we can say that economic growth is driven by technology, monetary circulation, competitiveness and scarcity.

Considering the active principle, that sustains the maximal strategy, technology is the purpose that must be achieved in order to make an economy grow.

This purpose is put into action by a consumer’s monetary circulation and sustained by value competitiveness.

The active principle of economic growth requires:

  • Technology: technology implies an improvement of the generation of added value with less energy consumption and less energy losses. Thus the economy grows in terms of increasing the available added value that can be traded in the community.
  • Consumer’s monetary circulation: is the necessary money and credit available to access goods for the mass population.
  • Value competitiveness: is the capacity to compete providing superior value and not based on cost advantages.

The energy conservation principle, that sustains the minimum strategy, requires the integration of a need to avoid scarcity, productive monetary circulation to finance the production of goods and services and price competitiveness in order to win markets based on price advantages.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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Economics: Business Modeling and the Future of Businesses

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Business Models are developed to deal with the future of businesses. The future does not exist today, but it can be “built” making inferences based on the knowledge of the ontological structure of the unified field of the business.

Unified fields can be seen in different amplitudes within two dimensions:

1) An amplitude for the influential dimension
2) An amplitude for the temporal dimension

Unicist Hyperrealism provides a logical, reasonable, provable and understandable structure and the necessary business objects to develop the processes to transform the hyperreality that is implicit in any business model into results.

Hyperrealism requires apprehending the oneness of the unified field included in a business. The apprehension of the unified field requires true knowledge of the business.

The conceptual knowledge allows apprehending the possibilities of a business and the operational knowledge allows making it happen.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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National interest is the ultimate purpose of globalization

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According to the unicist logical approach to globalization, this is not an economic phenomenon but a comprehensive phenomenon, which encompasses economic aspects as drivers to action. It is based on a diplomatic power upheld by the organization of the State, which grants an advantage to countries with mature political systems.

Sustainable GlobalizationGlobalization has cultural aspects that constitute a basis through the myths of those nations which are globalizing, and which materializes in the power of each culture’s language.

On the other hand, it promotes the development of peoples through the compatibility of shared interests and through the search for an ideology that allows integrating the development needs.

Finally, globalization seeks to facilitate the integration of individual interests. These individual interests basically foster economic integration and represent a starting point for a sustainable globalization.

Sustainable Globalization

Sustainable globalizations are those that have a cooperation structure that carries a national interest as its ultimate purpose; they present global development as an objective and count on a strong diplomacy to prevent conflicts from developing into wars.

Their underlying condition of integration is given by their members’ shared competitiveness, and a social capital among institutions that make them functional to the accomplishment of the community’s objectives.

In these cases a strong feeling of cooperation prevails, which ensures that such competitiveness be functional to the integration of institutions among its members.

Unstable Globalization

Economic globalizations are those that seek a region’s development through the existence of a shared interest, and which are mounted on a dominant ideology as a basis of an economic globalization. They include diplomacy to obtain benefits.

They are based on the need to ally in light of a common enemy or by imposition of one of its members as a result of military, economic or religious dominance.

Unstable globalizations have lasted centuries, but since the structural modification of communications and the speed of technological evolution, they tend to disappear in much less time.

Conclusion

In order for a globalization to be sustainable it requires that the national interest be covered. There has to be a strong State permitting a powerful diplomacy and there must also be, within the vital space within which the culture operates, a globalization concept that permits to include other cultures.

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Global Strategies: Unicist profiling of Countries

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A unicist profile describes the essential aspects of an individual, institution or culture at an operational level. A unicist profile defines the role of the entity, its materialistic profile and its ideological profile.

To define the structure of a  profile it is necessary to apprehend the objective, subjective and essential aspects of a reality, but to manage profiles it is only required to be able to build an empathic relationship with the individual, institution or culture.

A unicist profile materializes the meaning of the existence of these entities. In the case of cultures it becomes necessary to accept the fact that their profiles underlie the actions of their members and are inserted in the dominant myths of the culture.

This structures the social norms that have to be accepted in order to be acceptable as a member of a culture.

The cultural archetype is the complement of the role of cultures which provides the structure that sustains their cultural positioning.

Nature is organized by objects, and so are cultures. Social objects are the institutions of a country that provide the framework that sustains social and individual behavior.

Understanding the unicist profile of a country is essential to be able to understand the functionality of its institutions.

When dealing with cross-cultural activities it is necessary to have apprehended the profiles of the different cultures involved in order to avoid colliding with their nature.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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Utopias Sustain and Foster the Economic Behavior of Cultures

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Behind any economic action there is a utopia that sustains it. This implies that the drivers of utopias are the materialistic needs of a culture or an individual.

Unicist Ontogenetic Map of UtopiasThis research triggered the extreme criticism from some segments of “intellectuals” or “spiritualists” who consider that the utopias come from the world of the ideas or from the spirit.

This research demonstrated that they are built as ideas but triggered by materialistic scarcities.

That is why those countries where economic freedom is fostered evolve faster because new utopias are permanently triggered by the participants of the economic activity.

The Unicist Ontological Structure of Utopias

Utopias can be seen from two different standpoints:

  1.  The dysfunctional
  2.  The functional

From the dysfunctional standpoint utopias are a sort of “fantasies”. From a functional standpoint they foster the evolution of cultures.

Utopias’ purpose is to upgrade cultures opening the possibilities of actions and providing a catharsis to sustain evolution.

A social utopia is functional to the next level of evolution. The upgrade of a culture happens because a utopia is installed to overcome the implicit weaknesses of a specific situation of a culture.

This opens new possibilities of action, establishing at the same time a cathartic context that allows failing before achieving the upgrade of the culture.

From an operational essential standpoint, utopias open possibilities, allowing cathartic “explosions”, introduce motivation for action and establish shared goals for the future.

This integration has functional and dysfunctional aspects. But illusory goals should be considered together with possible goals in their oneness.

From a strict standpoint, a maximal strategy that depends on the external environment of the society is somehow an illusory goal to be achieved.

In the field of utopias, illusions, actions, doing and communicating are nor separated concepts but one to achieve the final goal that is upgrading a society.

Operationally, four segments of utopias can be described:

Illusory utopias

Illusory utopias are those that basically provide catharsis to the members of a society. Involving cultures are driven by illusory utopias based on heroic projects that will “change the history” (typical title for illusory utopias).

Illusory utopias become functional when they are part of challenging and possible projects, providing the extreme possibilities to go beyond the boundaries of a situation.

Hypothetic utopias

They are the rational utopias that are built upon theoretical possibilities developing projects that should be achievable. Hypothetic utopias provide a framework of truths to sustain their ideas. They are necessary to widen the boundaries of the possibilities and sustain the need of freedom of dependant societies.

Hypothetic utopias allow people to think that they will be able to change a situation anytime based on their rationalized social intentions.

Possible utopias

Possible utopias are those that allow building synergy in societies. This synergy is based on a shared project that can be done with the integration of the members of a culture.

Possible utopias imply prices to be paid and the exclusion of the aliens. Aliens are those who do not share the vision of the possibility.

These utopias are basic for growth and provide the necessary cultural context to sustain the culture without changing it. Thus they are natural to evolving leading cultures.

Challenging utopias

Challenging utopias foster cultural change. They are based on action and on expanding the boundaries of a culture.

They necessarily include illusory and hypothetical aspects in order to expand the possibilities of what can be done. Challenging utopias are driven by the heroes of cultures.

Evolving cultures and emerging cultures are driven by these challenging utopias developed by heroes.

Those cultures that have not solved their identity in their environment cannot accept authoritative roles and cannot “use” heroes to evolve. They fear the power of heroes and therefore they naturally transform challenging utopias into illusory utopias.

Peter Belohlavek

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Conceptual Economy is a Macro-Micro Approach

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This is a synthesis of the works on conceptual economy developed by Peter Belohlavek to provide a guiding idea of how to deal with real economy considered as a complex adaptive system. It is part of the conceptual model for country scenario building and forecasting.

Conceptual EconomyThe development of the conceptual approach to country scenarios, which included conceptual economy, started in the ’70s and its core aspects were finished in the ’90s.

It was triggered by the need to find a structural solution to the multiple failures in applying economic solutions to different countries. The objective was to find the concepts that allow adapting the systemic economy to the true drivers of economics considered as a complex system managing its unified field.

A) What changed?

  1. The expansion of countries is not based on military occupation anymore. The military became a dissuasion power.
  2. Democracy became the next utopia in the world, which established the basis for the era of participation.
  3. The existence of several expansive poles and the creation of the European Union.
  4. The transformation of economy into the driver for local and international expansion.
  5. The role of banks in the administration of monetary circulation.
  6. The influence of International Institutions to prevent or palliate local economic/financial crises.

B) What remained unchanged?

  1. The fact that the USA is the leading economy in the world.

C) What made conceptual economy possible?

  1. The discovery of the logic that underlies nature.
  2. The discovery that individuals’ actions are driven by the concepts they have which are cross-cultural and timeless.
  3. The unicist anthropological modeling of collective unconsciousness and the consequent country (cultural) archetypes.
  4. The discovery that the archetype of a culture and the concept of work it has, establish the context of the unified field in which economic behavior becomes possible.
  5. The discovery of ethical intelligence as the deepest driver of individual and social behavior and its consequences in economics.
  6. The discovery of thee concepts and fundamentals that drive economic behavior.
  7. The discovery that the concepts of macro and micro economic behavior are homologous.
  8. The discovery of the unified field of economics.
  9. The development of a logical solution that allowed transforming a conceptual approach to the complexity of economics into a systemic approach to deal with variables and cause-effect relationships.
  10. The discovery that extreme consumerism, extreme communism and authoritarianism foster over-adaptive behaviors and survival ethics and stagnant survival ethics.

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Discovery: Manipulation is a long term business killer 4

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The research began by learning from the psychopathic manipulation of children. Just born human beings cannot develop psychopathic behaviors because they have no ethical intelligence and use their instincts to survive. Their actions are just instinctive and they do not search for any secondary benefit.

Roles of Psychopathic ManipulationChildren begin their psychopathic manipulation when they already have integrated some ethical rules and want to profit from the environment satisfying needs that are beyond their basic ones.

The objective of this research, led by Peter Belohlavek, which included experiences with psychopathic manipulators and psychopaths since 1976 until 2012, was to discover the ontological structure of psychopathic manipulation and detect the signs and symptoms that allow for an early diagnosis of the existence of a manipulator.

Manipulation has three components, the manipulator, the manipulated and the benefit (object) that the manipulator is trying to appropriate.

The active role of psychopathic manipulation is the action of the manipulator who has to apprehend the purpose of the manipulated in order to change her/his perception to appropriate the benefit.

The Psychopathic Manipulation

Psychopathic manipulation is based on the greed and envy the candidate to be manipulated feels and the manipulator exploits. Therefore manipulation only works when a person cannot elaborate her/his greed and envy.

Psychopathic Manipulation

That is why mature people cannot be manipulated. Manipulation needs to take advantage of the unsolved weaknesses a person has.

A psychopathic manipulation is a process in which one of the participants develops the necessary actions to create a dominant relationship with the manipulated in order to take advantage of the dependence s/he builds.

This process includes an emotional manipulation that transforms the dependence into a rational manipulation process that generates the perception that the manipulated will receive the benefits her/his greed is aiming at.

The Unicist Ontogenetic Algorithm

The first step a manipulator does in a more or less conscious way is establishing the basics to see if a manipulation is possible. Psychopaths have the “gift” of doing this process without feeling guilty for their actions. Non-psychopaths are able to limit their abuse based on the social responsibility they might have.

Greed allows manipulating people. That is why the first action of a manipulator is to build a rational approach that is believable based on the greed s/he has found in the psyche of the manipulated.

An individual who has an assumed role in life is not subject to manipulations. The first action manipulators do is to destroy the role of the individual. To do so they separate the person from her/his structural positioning.

To destroy the role of the manipulated, manipulators use subjectivism trying to convince the manipulated one that s/he is superior to the role s/he socially has. This is what adulation is about. They use a cynic approach to sustain the rationalization of the greed of the candidate. This cynicism needs to install disbelief in all those aspects that hinder the execution of greedy actions by the manipulated.

A manipulation can begin when the hope to obtain a “special prize” has been installed in the mind of the greedy. Hope suffices to start.

The Creation of Dependence

The creation of dependence is one of the steps of any brainwashing process. Manipulation is a brainwashing process based on the greed of the manipulated.

Dependence is created by rotating the roles of savior, pursuer and victim which generates a state of confusion in the mind of the manipulated. This confusion can be used by the manipulator to assume the role of savior to apparently materialize the hope the manipulated has.

This process begins with finding some aspect in which the manipulator can act as a savior, giving something that makes her/him reliable. Usually, manipulators generate an inexistent problem and then take the role of saviors for the problem they have created.

Then a self-victimization process begins. The self-victimization of the manipulator implies pursuing the manipulated with the prices s/he has to pay to do what s/he is doing for the manipulated.

The goal of this prosecution is to generate the necessary empathy with the manipulated in order to establish a complicity in the field where the manipulator wants to obtain her/his profit. This complicity needs to be perceived by the manipulated as a favor the manipulator is doing.

The Emotional Manipulation

Emotional manipulation is based on the existence of subjective dependence and is materialized by the envy the manipulated feels because of what s/he thinks the manipulator has. The individual can be manipulated if s/he thinks that the manipulator has something s/he is unable to achieve.

To ensure the dependence that needs to be achieved a subtle disqualification of the authoritative roles has to be done. The authoritative roles the manipulated has in her/his mind hinders the acceptance of the dependence from the manipulator.

The projection of suspicion, doubt, skepticism and fallacious myths suffices to degrade authoritative roles if it is done in a polite way by the manipulator that has been positioned as a savior.

After this degradation has succeeded, subjective dependence become mature and only depends on managing the emotional hope and illusions of the manipulated. The process needs to be recycled if a subjective dependence has not been achieved.

The Operational Manipulation Process

Psychopathic ManipulationThere are four stages of any manipulation process that follow the ontogenesis of an individual’s evolution: childhood, adolescence, youth and maturity.

These stages are:

  1. Personal Adulation
  2. Stimulation of Greed
  3. Idealization of the Future
  4. Sacrifice for the Good

Personal Adulation

Personal adulation works when the manipulated feels flattered in fields that increase her/his omnipotence because it provides the necessary fallacies to avoid needing to deal with the weaknesses the individual has.

Active seduction, whatever its kind, works as a personal adulation process. It has to be considered that adulation needs to be focused on the childish aspects any person has.

Adulation works when it fits the daydreams an individual has and allows him/her to think that s/he can make them come true.

Stimulation of Greed

The stimulation of greed is focused on the adolescent aspect any person has to find a very special and unique opportunity that shows that s/he overcomes the adults that surround her/him.

It includes the preexistence of an adulation process. The stimulation of greed needs to make the manipulated ones feel that they are accessing an opportunity others can not see and that they can achieve it because they are smarter and can take advantage of the opportunity the manipulator is opening.

Idealization of the Future

The idealization of the future is focused on the use of the energy young people have.

The youth of a person can be measured on the plans the individual has for the future. It includes the preexistence of the stimulation of her/his greed.

The future has to be ideal and based on the self-perception the manipulated has of her/his gifts. It needs to deal with the ideal the individual imagines for her/his life.

Sacrifice for the Good

It is the sacrifice the manipulator is doing for both. The sacrifice for the good is focused on the acceptance that there is no benefit without a price that has to be paid. It includes the preexistence of the idealization of the future.

The sacrifice includes prices both parts will have to pay to achieve the dreams that are being promised.

In order to accept this sacrifice for the good, the manipulated needs to have bought the idea of complicity with the manipulator and consider that they are both on the same boat.

Conclusions

Manipulators are greedy people who use their anti-intelligence to take advantage of the greed of others.

A metaphor can provide the guiding idea of the conclusions:

A swindler was in a luxurious hotel and approached an apparently rich person in the casino and proposed him to buy a lottery ticket that had won the first prize in Detroit.

He argued that he had to avoid his identification because of tax reasons. He was an extremely nice and polite guy who was able to seduce people based on his charm.

Finally, the swindler convinced him to buy it for 20% of the value of the “prize”.

Of course, as you can imagine, it was a fraud, and the seller disappeared from the Hotel. But one year later, when he was talking with someone in the Casino of another Hotel, his previous victim, who happened to be there, identified him and gave notice to the police.

He didn’t confess his action but asked the officer: Hypothetically, if this were true, who is the swindler, the one who sells a prize or the one who pretends to obtain a benefit paying 20% of its true value?

The manipulator is still free on the streets.

It has to be considered that greed might affect the materialistic, emotional or spiritual aspects of human behavior.

The action of manipulators is based on their inferiority/superiority complex and driven by the Oedipus complex. That is why they can abuse and destroy without being conscious of their actions.

Manipulators use the manipulated as an object to appropriate the benefit they are searching for, without caring about him/her as a person. That is why they change the victim as soon as they see they cannot manipulate him/her anymore.

Manipulators’ behavior is compulsive without any conscious strategy of their actions. Every manipulator has a recipe to use to manipulate others. This recipe is based on the successful experience s/he had and what s/he learns from their psychopathic role models. Manipulators are specialized in some field because their recipes only work in specific environments.

Paradoxically, manipulators are socially accepted in involving or stagnant environments (countries, institutions or groups), where people are expecting a messiah, winning the lottery or any supernatural solution, as the expected savior.

Psychopathic manipulators are marginalized in evolving environments because of their destructive influence on the structure of values.

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