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The Social Positivists

 the society for the advancement of positive knowledge 

Beef Exchange

The Beef Exchange is a way to buy beef with the savings of wholesale buying but with the convenience of buying retail.

This is a pdf file 

The Beef Exchange pdf Booklet


This link is to the booklet on an external web site.

The Beef Exchange Website

direct Markets

Direct Markets are the practical application of direct ownership. Direct ownership in action produces a direct market. Direct Exchanges serve as local chapters of Social Positivists employing direct ownership. Exchanges transition institutions and organizations from private enterprise structures into direct ownership facilities working in and through direct markets. Direct markets transform high energy operations of globalist corporations into the low energy, high information model used by direct markets.

Another way of looking at Exchanges is to see them as a soft technology for empower and expanding the middle class.

The public sector is transformed by transferring assets from the public sector to the private. Assuming jurisdictional authority over physical assets enables Exchanges to provide social goods and wean the world off the government teat.

​Exchanges are composed of between 3 and 15 persons. An Exchange is an economic unit or small group of persons wishing to exercise direct ownership and direct democracy. Any product or service provided by the free market or public sector can be provided through a Direct Exchange. Public goods such as policing and health care and education can be produced with the same facility as conventional goods and services.

​Exchanges can preferentially be registered as a charitable not-for-profit corporation. It may facilitate operations, for the time-being if operations are legitimized in the eyes of the state.

Every member of the Exchange owns one voting share in the Exchange. Common Shares allow the member to vote in elections and on policy initiatives and also to a share of the assets of the organization if it is sold. However, Exchanges are never sold or liquidated. Exchanges can be transformed in terms of their economic purpose, but Exchanges never become non-viable.

​Exchanges also issue Preferred Shares as a form of voucher-based currency. Preferred Shares represent the equity of the corporation and are issued based on the accumulated assets of the organization.

Direct Exchanges are as varied as the goods and services people need. Exchanges are set up and expand using direct democracy and direct funding.