Criteria for a successful Open Cooperative.
Commons-Based Peer Production
1st.) Follow the rules of Natural Cooperation (the companion to natural selection) Evolution of cooperation: kin selection, direct reciprocity, indirect reciprocity, network reciprocity and group selection as outlined by Martin A. Nowak
2nd.) Life, Liberty and Property (Fruit of Labor) must be protected and 100% Distributed without taxes and extraction through capitalism. Capital gains taxes are fair game and do not interfere with your 100% rights.
3rd.) Commons based for-value GIFT Currency. Without an ever increasing value currency to reward people to co-operate and invest in their community the effort will be wasted.
4th.) A Social Market must be tied to the ever increasing value (commons) GIFT Currency to buy goods and services at a discount to encourage granting GIFT and investment.
5th.) A Decentralized app that brings all of this together through Delegated Proof of Cooperation.
6th.) Earning a GIFT Currency should be based on total historical hours granted. If you want to earn more, you grant more hours or save GIFT for future discounts or capital gains.
7th.) Probably the most important is 1:1 GIFT to labor and the investor/GIFT Currency purchaser. Half of all GIFT is saved to grant to labor with each new GIFT purchases. This rewards cooperation and limits defectors as described by Martin A. Nowak. This is why worker co-ops do not rule the workforce. There are too many ways for natural selection to tear apart cooperation. There is a benefit created by the co-op that defectors will take advantage of. Close the defector loop-holes and reward co-operation only and let natural cooperation do the rest.
8th.) Grant GIFT in a time released interval through a blockchain. This creates a more stable growth projection of GIFT Currency value and establishes a built-in pension plan.
9th.) GIFT Currency must be able to be exchanged to fiat currency easily. GIFT is on the openledger dex. Also a good idea might be to sell gold and silver bullion through the SOCIALMARKET as an additional way to build liquidity.
10th.) GIFT Currency must be ruled by the by-laws and membership in the Open Cooperative. Free market will destroy the value though defectors or non-members. Blacklist defectors from buying and selling GIFT and let natural cooperation do the rest.
11th.) Social Enterprises are established with the sale of GIFT. Revenue earned is reinvested back into GIFT to boost price and encourage investment and granting of GIFT to others.
12th.) The co-op itself should not legally own anything other than hold GIFT for members. Granted exclusive rights to property, equipment, inventory, etc can be made by members to the co-op in exchange for GIFT. This encourages participation in the Open Cooperative and an additional way to invest in GIFT. GIFT would be returned to end contract.
13th.) Democratic control by members. Co-budgeting of investment money from GIFT. Any democratic tool or software should be included in the social market Dapp to prevent defectors and reward co-operators.