INTEGRATIONALISM

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General Theory of Value

Per integrationalism, entities in existence are connected at the sub-atomic scale. The growth or retraction of entities in existence directly affects that of the broader group of entities, with variances of entity affects based on degrees-of-separation.  

Definitions:

Sub-atomic – while Integrationalism stems from theories derived in string-field-theory and it is difficult to define precisely what the sub-atomic domain looks like with a lack of visible experiments; this term is representative of the most-microscopic scale, suggesting that all matter is physically connected, even as it changes.

Entities – refer to physical bodies, as large as a galaxy of planets, and billions of times smaller than a grain of sand, including sentient beings or persons.

Degrees-of-separation – refer to the indirect connection an individual-entity has with other entities. These affiliate phenomena identify and have the potential to quantify the influence happenings of one entity can have on another.

Variance – refer to the differed influence of entities of groups of entities based on the interactions of the individual-entity.

Integrationalism pours over into political, economic, social, and technological theory…In, the very cores of what humans believe or know to be true about their existence, even spirituality. As our social technologies grow and our ability to mine through large data sets, we will discover more and more connections between the individuals known to be in existence. This will continue to make a compelling case on modern economic theory and our existing distribution of value or wealth of sorts.

Per integrationalism, I am not of the group that can afford to identify anything as rigidly “good” or “evil” as they are not concepts understood buy the physical realm. I mention this while reading the world’s new papers from South Africa to North America. During a time of economic turmoil and disruption on a global scale, I find similarities in the rhetoric-war between the rich and poor. The political differences are abundant and so are the social, per the lifestyles assumed by the decision makers of yesterday and today. The Fat-Cats versus the Lazy-Leaches….they are surprisingly of the same ideological and religious faiths, economic philosophies, and technological aspirations. With some caveats of course that I will delve into later, these people are as similar as identical twin.

Based on my general theory of value, the differences occur when entities are allocated values through their ability to procure ownership of growth and/or retractions. The means are irrelevant phenomenologically; it will however, be necessary to identify some of the most known instances to show how we all participate in a somewhat primal set of activities to leverage our degrees-of-separation and stifle others in order to hoard what we’d find as “enough” ownership. Even while competition pervades the animal species of the known existence, we can gradually do better at distributing an equity stake to entities participating in past/present/future of existence.

With the slightest sarcasm the evil-rich or the good-n-poor can’t be as they are labeled. There has to be an engineering (root-causing / error-proofing) problem worthy of solving here. Each time that man has faced an obstacle of political or economic strain, the status quo has evolved to ensure that we’d continue to grow. We are at another crossroads; unable to allocate values to human-kind as we actively deplete the labor force (note: I didn’t use the term workforce). While I don’t think that any one group can be inherently evil, I would think that a group might lack the tools to cooperate with the modern society. In modern political and economic ideals we have no frameworks to adequately distribute the value that is actively created by the interaction of so many.

In integrationalism I’d like to identify the mechanism as, ownership. The objective of these writings in the general theory of value are to make the distribution of value work well for a larger number of human-kind’s population, based on the most modern tools to quantify values.

Per the ancients, Value theory from a philosophical perspective encompasses a wide range of approaches to understand how, why, and to which degree entities value things. Although it is a 20th century term (Paul Lapie), value is historically coined as axiology or ethics. Some of the earliest investigations aimed to understand the concepts of good and evil and the concept of the “the good” or even “God”. Much of the investigation today resides in economics and a scientifically empirical documentation of what and how entities have been willing to designate the value of things (monetary and other). Specific to meta-ethics and questions like “what is goodness?”, In Integrationalism, I don’t think it necessary to establish a definitive answer to a seemingly abstract concept. Value cannot be warranted by “the good,” but a formidable and tangible representation of one’s participation: influence over degrees-of-separation.

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