Chapter 1 Applied Biocosmology: Bio-economy
Laws of Universe, Individual, Society, Economy and Stability
Bell Society – Importance of middle group
Financial Anatomy of the society:
Money is the haemoglobin of the society. Healthiness of human body depends on the level of haemoglobin. And, a society carrying the burden of being financially deprived is like being anaemic and somehow lugging along. Being in the lower end of normal range of haemoglobin is something, but bleeding profusely and with a haemoglobin less than 5 is akin to the society heading for trouble in its entirety and not just the poor alone. Any society that wants to be progressive should plan for healthy “humanglobin”.
Let us discuss the models based on universal laws that can make the society progressive in financial terms. Based on the level of “financial haemoglobin”, a society can be classified into 3 groups – moderate, financially challenged and rich. All the three follow the following pattern, varying in degree, since the location of a person in the bell curve is relative. Richer society will be more expensive to live in and relatively the segments described below follow the same pattern.
Taking the example of a moderate society, Figure LB2 shows the model of a general distribution of wealth in a stable society. The volume encompassed by the curve is the total population under consideration. In the stable society it will always be a bell distribution
Fig LB7 shows the bell distribution in 3 types of society; financially challenged is, graph “a” (mean is am), moderate society is graph “b” (mean is bm), rich society is graph “c” (mean is cm). The vertical purple arrow indicates the basic amenities’ cut-off point. The vertical y axis (green vertical arrow) indicates the number of people and the horizontal x axis represents improving financial independence.
The total population can be considered in three segments. The middle portion is the one within 33% on either side of the mean (the author does not differentiate among mean or median or mode for the sake of simplicity), we will call them, henceforth as “Major Group 1” (MG1). The features of this group are –
In terms of numbers they are in majority since they lie on either side of the peak of the bell curve.
- They form the support base for the existence of other groups
- They can be considered together since the migration on either side of the mean is dynamic and common
The second group is “33-66 Minus Group 2” (MG2). They are financially deprived significantly and sustain barely. Any additional stress would be difficult to put up with.
The third group is “>66 Minus Group 3” (MG3): They are the ones who have the least financial independence. In a society this segment of people lives below the level of the purple arrow (fig. LB7) and does not have even the basic necessities of life. They are without shelter, proper health care, and have scarcity of food with poor nutrition.
The fourth group is “33-66 Plus Group” (PG4). Migration of this group to either sides (to PG5 or MG3) leaves them in an acceptable situation and hence they do well in the society.
The fifth group is “66 Plus Group” (PG5). They are financially very sound and have the buffer of PG4. They are the most influential group in the society and have control of 80-90 percent of the wealth of the society
Financial Pathology of the society:
Skew to one side, shift of the entire society towards financially challenged is the undesirable development. Skew beyond 33% on either side of the mean is indicative of a major change in the society, where even PG4 and PG5 will be at threat. Therefore, it is important to maintain the stability of the society to the people who are in the upper strata too.
Maintaining and improving the healthiness of the society:
Basically, the most important part of the society is MG1. This group is the binding section for the other groups and which imparts stability to the society. When the entire group moves towards financial healthiness (Fig LB7, graph c), it is a welcome relief for the whole society. They are in majority and hence contribute maximum to the workforce of the society.
Law of the universe model (LUM) for improvement of a society:
For a stable progress of the society, a maximum support is to be given to MG1 group (Fig. LB7, r). This results in two effects, presuming that the number of people remain the same, first, graph a will shift to b and then c; second, number of persons around the mean will increase gradually and the gap between the extreme ends of the graph will narrow down resulting in reducing the gap between the rich and poor.
Human value model (HVM) 1 for improvement of a society:
The disadvantage of LUM model is that human values are not taken in to account. Taking this factor into account (Fig LB8) the highest level of support is needed to be given to the MG3 followed by MG2. However, it is important to understand the dynamics of natural law and maintain a good support at the middle level.
Human value model (HVM) 2 for improvement of a society:
Fig LB9 explains the second human values model. Here the PG5 can directly take up the cause of MG3 giving “wheels” to the movement of the society upwards. The support through the middle continues to be as per the natural law. Finally, it will help the status of PG5 as well (Fig LB9z), and also result in the reduction of financial gap in the society.
The natural laws depicted as bioeconomy holds true for all the human activities. For example, models described above are applicable for any organizations as well. It is the mid section that holds the key to an organizational success. Migration of dedicated people into this level stabilizes the organization. Human value oriented support to the MG3 section will make the organizational wheel turn faster with strategic contributions directly from PG5……….(to be continued)