Microeconomics driven Development using Catalysts: A Transgenerational 50-year Project

Summary: Facileness Expands too Fast in the World

Microeconomics driven Development is, by definition, a bottom up catalyst driven project that fosters sustainable social evolution.

It is based on the empowerment of the cultural belonging, the value of work, the value of learning, the installation of a second opportunity ethics and the society’s ban on facileness in leadership.

Social Facileness

Facileness degrades, marginalizes and kills social evolution. Facileness expands too fast in too many places in the world.

As is has been researched, facileness is the root cause that underlies involving environments and microeconomic (business) failures.

Facileness profits by transferring risks and cost to others, which installs distrust in the environment and reinforces an extremely individualistic behavior. Facileness needs to become “socially banned” in a culture to generate sustainable evolution.

The project is based on installing catalysts for social evolution. Social catalysts are accelerators of social and microeconomic evolutionary processes which require being based on the archetypes of cultures and their institutions empowering their functionality.

The unicist evolutionary approach fosters evolution and minimizes facileness by managing the unified field of social and business functions. It works as a generic social catalyst to generate sustainable growth.

It is a 50-year transgenerational project that is based on taking advantage of the adolescent rebellions to catalyze those values which are self-evident when evolution is a value.

We invite International organizations, State organizations, private companies, non-profit organizations, think tanks and individuals to participate in a transgenerational 50-year project to establish sustainable economic catalysts that foster growth and well-being while they minimize economic crises.

This is a non-profit activity that needs to be financially self-supported by the activities of the participating organizations to ensure the evolution of this project for 50 years.

The Context: The Era of Conceptualization is Here

The 4th Industrial Revolution introduced the conceptual mindset to manage adaptiveness in the business world. Conceptualizing implies being able to have an adaptive behavior driven by the capacity of apprehending the nature of what one is doing as well as the operational aspects of the actions.

Industrial Revolution Mindset

Industrial Revolutions foster and establish dominant mindsets to fulfill their purposes. These mindsets include the preceding mindset as complementary approaches.

Operational thinking is the dominant mindset in the 1st Industrial Revolution.

Analytical thinking is the dominant mindset in the 2nd Industrial Revolution.

Systemic thinking is the dominant mindset in the 3rd Industrial Revolution.

Conceptual thinking is the dominant mindset in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Conceptualization is necessary to drive proactive actions in the field of adaptive behavior. That is why it applies to individual, institutional and social behavior. In plain language, conceptualization implies knowing what one is truly doing, having the concepts of the actions, which includes knowing their functional structure and being able to transform these concepts into value adding operational actions.

Facileness avoids conceptualization by using analogical approaches to avoid assuming the responsibility for generating results.

Facileness, the Driver of Involution

In plain language facileness implies transferring risks and costs to others,, avoiding conflicts and adopting  the doing what the environment considers appropriate. Facileness might become an addiction that is installed in over-adaptive environments, which drives their stagnation and/or involution.

This behavior is driven by the submission to the fallacious myths of a society, is acted out by the actions of transferring risks and costs to others and is sustained by the avoidance of conflicts.

Facileness is necessarily short-term oriented and cannot deal with structural approaches, institutionalization, the root causes of problems or strategic approaches to reality.

Social Facileness

Proposing utopias, making shortcuts, subjectifying, “buying time”, lying and denying facts are typical actions in facileness driven environments.

Facileness, as an addiction, is fully unconscious and develops the necessary defenses to maintain the status quo while following the fallacious myths of the environment.

As an addiction, it creates a parallel reality in the world where only those who share this addiction can participate as leaders.

This social behavior is installed as an addiction in environments that are natural resources dependent without assuming an active role to increase the value of the resources. It is also installed in extremely poor over-adaptive environments.

The submission to the fallacious myths proposes behaviors that avoid facing the weaknesses that cannot be accepted by the environment.

Facileness profits by transferring risks and cost to others, which installs distrust in the environment and reinforces an extremely individualistic behavior. As conflicts are drivers of changes, this addiction requires avoiding conflicts to ensure that the parallel reality is not endangered.

The Context of Facileness

Facileness can be a conjunctural reaction in adverse environments, a structural behavior in a group or society or can be an addiction that is used to be in a comfortable parallel reality.

It drives to individual fallacies when it is a conjunctural reaction which have no social consequences. It becomes a structural social behavior when it is installed in the restricted and wide context of a group.

Facileness explains the decadence of societies, organizations or groups. It is installed as a fallacious myth when the wide context of behavior is driven by clientelism which requires the existence of paternalism to satisfy the demands that are posed

In terms of economics decadence happens when the value of distribution prevails over the value of production. Both aspects need to be integrated to foster evolution.

Facileness becomes an addiction in societies that suffer self-generated cyclical crisis and it is the response of groups whose survival is being threatened. It naturally drives towards corruption and in extreme situations towards fundamentalism.

Therefore, the way to inhibit facileness in cultures varies depending on the context. It might just require inhibiting actions or might require using catalysts to influence a generational evolution towards a superior functionality.

The Unicist Evolutionary Approach fosters Growth and Evolution

The discoveries of the root causes of evolution made at The Unicist Research Institute, allowed developing the unicist evolutionary approach that manages the root causes of social, individual and business evolution.

The unicist evolutionary approach fosters evolution and minimizes facileness by managing the unified field of social and business functions. It works as a generic social catalyst to generate sustainable growth.

This approach manages the concepts and fundamentals of what is being done, emulating the intelligence, organization and evolution of nature to develop maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to survive.

It uses abductive, inductive and deductive reasoning to forecast, produce and ensure results. 

Abductive reasoning is used to access the concepts of things and defines the possibilities of what can be achieved, inductive reasoning is used to develop destructive tests to confirm the limits of the validity of knowledge and deductive reasoning is used to develop validation tests and manage the operation.

The 7 Pillars for Growth and Evolution

The unicist evolutionary approach applies to any approach where adaptive processes need to be managed. The business approach sustains the Microeconomic Driven Development Project while the personal approach sustains the education programs of the high school students. The 7 pillars of the unicist evolutionary approach are:

  1. The Unified Field Management: to manage the unified field of processes, to define what is possible to be achieved and how to make it happen.
  2. Unicist Strategy: to develop maximal and minimum strategies, within the limits of what is possible to be achieved, to grow and ensure results.
  3. The Use of Catalysts: to accelerate processes and ensure the achievement of results in adaptive environments.
  4. Timing: to ensure the synchronicity and functionality of processes.
  5. The use of Objects: to accelerate processes and ensure their quality.
  6. Unicist Conceptual Design: to define the unified field of solutions.
  7. Unicist Pilot Testing: to develop pilot tests to ensure results, find the root causes of problems and develop their solutions.

The Project

Microeconomics driven Development is, by definition, a bottom up project that fosters the empowerment of the cultural belonging, the value of work, the value of learning and the installation of a second opportunity ethics. It is based on developing actions, fostering roles and installing objects that work as social catalysts.

It is a 50-year transgenerational project that is based on taking advantage of the adolescent rebellions to install those values which are self-evident when evolution is a value.

Unicist Conceptual Economics

The bottom up approach empowers economic development but requires managing the concepts of what is being done to avoid chaotic actions the annul the functionality of actions.

Conceptualization and bottom up approaches are necessary to manage evolutionary processes, the knowledge economy and the concepts of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The project is managed by local think tanks, foundations and volunteers.

It is proposed to install in countries that for some reason need a new stage driven by microeconomics to develop stable, sustainable growth.

Governance of the Project

This project is being launched by The Unicist School and sustained by the researches of The Unicist Research Institute.  As it is a 50-year project it needs to become institutionalized with the participation of volunteers. This project is developed in different stages. It will have a fully democratic organization of volunteers who centrally disseminate, in mass media and Internet, the project to install the need of minimizing facileness in social and economic behavior. Volunteers are professionals, economists and students of the participating country.

The volunteers participate in a “Peers in the World” program.

The initial leader of the project is Peter Belohlavek: https://www.unicist.org/pdf/peter-belohlavek-brief.pdf The next leaders will be volunteers who assumed the significance of the project in the evolution of countries. In the future other non-profit organizations will be invited to participate.  

The Initial Stage of the Project: Developing “Peers in the World”

The project begins with its maximal strategy that is the Peers the World Program that is focused on fostering an evolutionary approach to reality for the future leaders of the community. The goal of the program is that they apprehend the guiding idea of using a conceptual mindset to better adapt to the environment.

The development of a “Peers in the World” attitude requires promoting a strategic approach to reality among young leaders of the environment in a way that they can perceive short-term results while a long-term approach is introduced.

It implies introducing a value adding strategic approach and conflict management in an action-reflection-action learning context.

Minimizing facileness is a basic condition for development. Social and economic development requires that the leaders of the environment be “Peers in the World”. They do not need to be dominant, submissive or oppositional to evolve.

Leadership requires having an adaptive attitude, which means that the leaders feel they can influence the environment while they are influenced by it.

The “Peers in the World” program is fully sponsored by The Unicist School and The Unicist Research Institute.

The Project is based on Catalysts

Social evolution of established cultures, whatever their archetype, can only be empowered using catalysts. Direct actions might produce conjunctural but not sustainable results. Therefore, all the aspects of the projects work as catalysts of the social processes of a culture.

Evolutionary Economics Project

Catalyzing Roles included in the Project:

1) Private Companies: Catalyzing Sustainable Growth

The project is developed in countries where the long-term sustainability is government dependent and is not installed in the collective intelligence and the State organization.

What is being proposed is that the private companies adopt the unicist evolutionary approach, that emulates the intelligence of nature. On the one hand, this allows developing maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure survival.

On the other hand, it allows developing conjunctural strategies and long-term strategies that empower growth and profitability.

These companies participate as sponsors of the program by introducing the unicist evolutionary approach.

There are no costs involved for the companies but their participation in a group that monitors the evolution of the project.

2) Research & Innovation: Catalyzing R&D

The empowerment of research and innovation in the emergent segment of the economy requires that the educational program for graduates become fully action driven, which requires introducing research as the driver of learning.

It also requires that the patent laws expand their scope of patentable issues, following the trend of the most flexible patent laws of the developed world.

The protection of the intellectual property requires ensuring that the functionality of the judiciary systems makes it feasible. The tax incentive of research activities, based on the long-term ROI of R&D, is a catalyst or a limit to expand these activities.

3) Education: Catalyzing Social Evolution

The objective in education is to establish a superior standard that allows generating leaders that deal with long-term planning to foster the stable evolution of a culture based on a strong identity that allows participating in the globalized world.

It is based on fostering the adolescent rebellion by doing things driven by unicist reflection, action-reflection-action, that fosters the development of abductive reasoning and allows adolescents to oppose the establishment through actions.

This is promoted by extracurricular activities based on managing critical thinking, that fosters actions, and double dialectical thinking, that allows managing the dynamics of things. These processes are sustained by interfaces with unicist artificial intelligence.

4) Capital Markets: Catalyzing Innovative Businesses

We propose the full association between capital and R&D to foster that capital seeks innovations and not that innovations seek capital. It implies fostering the following private or public financial roles:

Angel/Seed Funds should provide the necessary business knowledge to move the business from a solopreneurial approach to an entrepreneurial approach.

Venture Capital should provide the necessary business knowledge to move the business from an entrepreneurial approach to an enterprising approach, where the organization works as a system.

Private equity should provide the adequate financial strategies to sustain growth based on the functionality of businesses that allow expanding their boundaries.

The financial activities to foster self-employment are not part of the project.

5) Sustainable Globalization: Catalyzing Globalization

Globalization building implies expanding limits. Expanding limits implies necessarily an active competition to be able to influence the environment.

It requires generating the necessary added value to influence the environment in order to be accepted.

Sustainable globalization is a structured globalization that establishes a common space where this competition is equilibrated with an active cooperation.

This cooperation allows fostering the possibilities of empowering the role of participants in the world.

It requires developing diplomatic power, which implies integrating all the efforts that allow catalyzing and defending the value of a culture in order to exert influence, where this is possible.

6) Peers in the World Program: Catalyzing Future Leaders

This program is developed by The Unicist School for undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. It is fully sponsored by the School. 

It gives access to conceptualization that allows developing personal long-term and short-term strategies.

The knowledge of the structure of the concepts of what one is doing gives people the freedom to choose among multiple alternative ways to act without losing the focus on the purpose that has to be achieved.

The program provides the unicist evolutionary approach that allows upgrading personal strategy towards a superior level.

It gives access to the core aspects of the unicist approach to strategy applied to personal use and business use.

7) Sporting Spirit: Empowering Self-Improvement and Leadership

The values of a culture can be read between the lines and behind the images of the cover of newspapers and their homepages on the Internet.

Empowering the sporting spirit implies sustaining the value of improvement, cultural belonging, the value of work, the value of learning and the installation of a second opportunity ethics.

It implies developing actions in the field of sports, empowering the competitive aspects that deal with self-improvement, preparation and fairness.

The sporting spirit fully depends on the cultural characteristics of the environment and its empowerment is focused on physical activities in all types of sports.

8) Social Laboratory: Catalyzing Social Evolution

The Social Lab measures the functionality of the framework of microeconomics driven development and allows managing the horizon of its evolution.

Social processes are necessarily dynamic and evolve driven by the evolution of the participants. This evolution is never symmetric, whatever the reasons that generate the asymmetry.

The measurement of the evolution is made using the unicist scorecard that establishes the quantitative measurement of the dynamics of the economy.

The unicist scorecard was developed to monitor and interpret the functionality of the unified field of adaptive environments.

The scorecard includes: 1) Operational indicators, 2) Causative indicators, 3) Unicist predictors

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Transgenerational Evolution – The Behavior of New Generations

The introduction of structural changes in cultures requires, necessarily, having a transgenerational approach to evolution. It requires understanding the fundamentals of the behavior of the coming generations to define the framework to introduce structural changes, knowing the need for change that exists and having a catalyst that allows sustaining the need for such change.

This evolutionary approach is based on the responsibility of the elites to provide the necessary framework for the evolution of societies and the middle-class sustaining the evolution to ensure that the whole society evolves towards a superior level of wellbeing.

The present generation of a culture should provide an evolutionary framework for the evolution of the following generations but is not responsible for their evolution.

There are two possible dominant evolutionary roles that are fostered in a society:

  1. The Adaptive role, that is driven by the need of personal freedom
  2. The Over-adaptive role, that is driven by the need of personal security

The adoption of one of them depends on the collective intelligence of the environment of individuals at the time of their adolescent rebellion. It has to be considered that the perception of the environment is subjective, which means that two individuals in the same environment, at the same time, might have an “opposite” perception.

Nevertheless, the collective intelligence, the fallacious myths of an environment and the cultural archetype strongly influence the adoption of one role or the other.

Adaptive Evolution

In adaptive environments, the new generation competes with the preceding generation upgrading its functionality by solving its functional weaknesses.

Generational Evolution

In these adaptive contexts, the competition adopts multiple shapes and is sustained by the existence of discriminated relationships with the predecessors, parents or authorities, in a framework of unconditional affection. Adaptive evolution generates sustainable growth.

Competitive role driven environments generate evolution. This competition is basically driven by evolution conflicts, innovation conflicts and negotiation conflicts. This generates the need of having the guidance of a “greater good” to be achieved.

Based on achievements, these environments generate economic and social upgrades for their members. Adaptive environments are necessarily participative, technology-driven and growth-driven and generate a spirit de corps that makes them influential.

Over-adaptive Evolution

When individuals from the “new generation” are driven by an over-adaptive framework, they adopt clientelism and sustain their place by attacking the implicit weaknesses of the strengths of the preceding generation.

They guarantee their role based on the fact that implicit weaknesses are an intrinsic part of the strengths and cannot change. Based on this fact, they feel they have the right to demand from the preceding generations and have no need to “pay” for it.

Clientelism is driven by a symbiotic relationship, which is the “price” the new generation believes that it is paying, and the need of conditional affections, recognizing people for what they “feel” they do. Over-adaptive evolution generates conflictive frameworks. They basically generate power conflicts, involution conflicts or those which are the consequence of the avoidance of existing functional conflicts.

Paternalism Inhibits Evolution

Over-adaptive environments organized as groups, organizations or societies develop towards paternalism. Paternalism defined as the system, principle, or practice of managing or governing individuals, businesses, nations, etc., in the manner of a father dealing benevolently and often intrusively with his children.

Paternalism implies clientelism, which implies “buying” the will of people.  Political clientelism is the exchange of goods and services for political support.

Paternalism and clientelism naturally generate a subjectivist environment where the subjective relationships prevail over the functional relationships and generates value judgements as a defensive action developed by the customer role driven people.

Microeconomics driven Development

Unicist Evolutionary Economics

The evolutionary economics introduced by Thorstein Bunde Veblen tried to change economics, focusing on social development and sustainability. Unfortunately, the lack of a model to understand and manage evolution transformed evolutionary economics into a utopian framework.

Unicist Evolutionary Economics

The discovery of the ontogenesis of evolution, Peter Belohlavek, provided the model needed to recover evolutionary economics to manage the sustainability of economic evolution based the empowerment of knowledge economy and microeconomics driven development.

It has to be considered that in an evolutionary approach, microeconomics drives the evolution while macroeconomics establishes the framework for social development.

The microeconomic initiative is lost when macroeconomics intends to be the driver of evolution. Macroeconomics driven economies are only functional in transition stages when there is an extreme need for avoiding chaos.

The Framework

The Nature of Democracy

This project is based on the existence of economic democracy. We suggest that you access the document on the Nature of Democracy to learn about the context of the project.

The project of developing sustainable economies by using a “microeconomics driven development” approach is based on Evolutionary Economics. The approach to evolutionary economics is based on the Ontogenesis of Evolution, the Unicist Conceptual Anthropology and the Unicist Conceptual Economy (Peter Belohlavek) that can be found in the Unicist Root Cause Library.

It uses the concept of knowledge economy to foster the emergent segment of a society that represents less than 5% of the activity but drives the whole economy towards a superior level of productivity and well-being.

It uses the concept of the 4th Industrial Revolution to promote adaptive industrial processes (whatever the industry), customer orientation, superior productivity and superior quality to ensure the participation in a sustainable globalization process.

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