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The Economic Role of Culture and Purpose

Culture is the set of shared assumptions and agreements that form the operating environment for groups of people to participate cooperatively with each other in the pursuit of their individual and collective needs. Culture is the set of shared assumptions and agreements that form the operating environment for groups of people to participate cooperatively with each other in the pursuit of their individual and collective needs. Culture existed before civilization and it will exist after civilization. In fact culture is not an exclusively human attribute. Primates have been shown to create culture that persists across generations and become the governing set of assumptions in a primate troop after the originators of the culture and their immediate relations have all died. It?s not cooperation versus competition, individual and collective, it?s both together through expansion of the view of the individual to include conscious interconnectedness and the related externalities of interconnectedness that are currently factored out of the economic system. The material in the human nature and moral systems section of this material is intended to provide support for developing a culture that will support and express its self via a new economic and political system. Purpose The two story economic house that we have created, and are going to re-design, together does not exist to serve an abstract purpose that is somehow determined by the house its self. Many people when speaking of economics make this simple mistake. When they use the phrase ?the economy?, as if the economy was a massive entity, which has an independent existence apart from its foundation in the human imagination. Our economic system is a construct of the human imagination that serves human purposes. The purpose of an economic system proposed here is to build a structure and process that supports growth in the scope of human consciousness

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