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Microeconomics driven Development: A Transgenerational 50-year Project

The world has definitively changed towards adaptability. The distance in productivity and quality between those who manage adaptability and those who do not became wider than ever before. The solution to this gap must happen at a social and at an individual level. This program is focused on fostering the new stage at an individual level to open new opportunities.

The adaptive economy that was finally adopted by China, the adaptability of industrial processes that was introduced by Industry 4.0, the use of data-based and fundamentals-based artificial intelligence, the discovery of the functionality of adaptive systems and environments and the development of synchronized binary actions to influence them, introduced adaptiveness in everyday life. This is a major paradigm shift that requires introducing the necessary changes to adapt to the new world.

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The Functionalist Framework

The functionalist approach is the framework that enables the development of a evolutionary constructivist approach to social and economic development. It is based on the researches developed at The Unicist Research Institute. The framework is synthesized in the following books:

Unicist Future Research

The 4th Industrial Revolution requires a Conceptual Mindset

The 4th Industrial Revolution is the first industrial revolution that introduced a paradigm shift focused on the generation of market value. It fostered adaptiveness and customer orientation in businesses. It made Industry 4.0, the Internet of things and artificial intelligence possible. To ensure the reliability of business processes, this new stage requires managing their complexity by dealing with the root-causes of business functions.

Industrial Revolutions foster and establish dominant mindsets to fulfill their purposes.

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

Mechanization requires operational thinking, so the solutions provided by this stage deal with the operation of things.

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

The analytical approach allows managing mass production in a meaningful way by dividing these masses into manageable entities.

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

Automation requires envisioning the unified field of the operation and its components in order to build the automated processes.

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

The Industry 4.0 stage is based on improving the adaptiveness of processes by being fully consumer/user/buyer oriented, increasing the productivity, which implies improving the cost-value relation and increasing the quality to become fully reliable.

The Trigger of the Coronavirus Crisis

The Microeconomics driven Development Project is a transgenerational 50-year program that is expected to contribute with up to 10 M new jobs, worldwide, due to the inclusion of countercyclical strategies developed by private companies and organizations.

It is ongoing, and became more significant as a complement to the short-term actions and the governmental actions triggered by the Coronavirus Crisis. It provides a countercyclical approach and a microeconomic long-term framework to accelerate the recovery of economies.

The coronavirus crisis is a structural crisis. Structural crises are those that change customs or habits in an environment. The change of customs or habits is driven by crises that unavoidably affect the security and safety of the members of an environment. The management of structural crises requires the use of countercyclical solutions.

Countercyclical solutions are “complements” that cover real weaknesses of actions that are needed to compensate the lack of adaptation to an environment or the changes in an environment.

This complementation is installed through functional innovations that allow adapting to a superior stage and requires the use of expansion catalysts to ensure the “multiplication” of the solution. The lack or insufficiency of catalysis inhibits the functionality of a counter-cycle.

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.

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

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 Project is based on Catalysts

The 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.

Roles included in the Project:

1) The Next Step Program

The objective is the installation of technologies for strategy building in companies that allows them to profit from the 4th Industrial Revolution and recover from the side-effects of the corona-virus crisis.

This requires using the unicist functional technologies for strategy building in each company. These are unicist ontological tools that are provided to manage the concepts and fundamentals of business processes and develop countercyclical and growth strategies.

This activity is developed by non-profit organizations of any kind including chambers and non-profit business organizations. It allows generating value for all the participating organizations that enables the maintenance of the long-term development program.


2) Research & Innovation

The empowerment of research and innovation in the emergent segment of the economy requires that the educational program for graduates becomes 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 logic, and unicist reflection that fosters the development of abductive reasoning and allows adolescents to oppose the establishment through value adding actions.

This is promoted by extracurricular activities based on managing critical thinking, that fosters actions, and unicist logical 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 allows expanding their boundaries.

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

5) Sustainable 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

This program is for graduates students and is developed by the Unicist School.

It gives access to abductive reasoning which enables creative thinking, strategic thinking and conceptualization that allow developing short-term and long-term planning.

The program is based on:

1) Functional Knowledge
2) The Unicist Evolutionary Approach
3) Functional Design
4) The use of Maximal and Minimum Strategies
5) The use of Binary Actions

The goal of the Peers in the World Program is that the participants apprehend the guiding idea of using a conceptual mindset and a strategic approach to better adapt to the environment. This program fosters that the future leaders of the community take “their” place in “their” world by managing an evolutionary approach.

The participants of this program will be proposed to enter midsize and large companies that are installing strategic analysts to manage the new stage of adaptability introduced by the 4IR.

Access: https://www.unicist.net/conceptual-design/unicist-strategic-analysts

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

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.

9) Fallacy-Shooting

Fallacies are natural in facileness driven environments and rare in environments of doers where the results need to be achieved.

Killing fallacies ensures the functionality of adaptive actions, ensures results and fosters evolution. The butterfly effect of the chaos theory is a homologous example of the functionality of the destructive power of fallacies.

Fallacies generate butterfly effects. A butterfly effect occurs anytime the functionality of an adaptive system is beyond its functionality zone in nature or its credibility zone in artificial adaptive systems. The latter is the case of businesses.

The basic condition to avoid fallacies is to have the necessary humbleness to confirm all what one thinks by developing real actions and measuring the corresponding results. The use of the ethics of foundations and the use of destructive tests is what allows avoiding fallacies in decision making.

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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, done by Peter Belohlavek, provided the model needed to recover evolutionary economics to manage the sustainability of economic evolution based on 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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