The direction of scientific research is GEONOMICS
“Geonomics will do with economics,
what astronomy did to astrology
and chemistry to alchemy.”
Stephen Ternyik - Geonomics
“Geonomics” was conceived by Henry George (1839-1897), a social scientists working as a printer.
He looked for an alternative for bank-money based property-monopolies.
He sought the solution in collaborative human creativity, with abundant productivity.
That changes the money-dependent economy into productive-people geonomics.
In the first interview with Stephen Ternyik, general ideas on Geonomics are explored.
Stephen Ternyik is part of a much larger group of people, following Henry George’s idea(l).
In this first interview, various aspects of Genomics are explored and explained.
In follow-up interviews each of those topics will be discussed further and in more detail.
In Geonomics, individual human entrepreneurial activity is the essence.
That will produce what people need, and the production surplus can be shared/traded.
This share-trade replaces taxation, and is intentionally provided to support other people.
That produces a support(ive) society, and a culture of abundance.
This is very different from the current society based on debt, and enslavement to money.
That means that it is possible to shift the social organisation from dependence to affluence.
All that is required is a change of perspective; with a corresponding change in involvement.
GeoNomics is a system for social support, for people who start with helping themselves.
Geonomics is a change in philosophy, from a perspective of profiteering to one of symbiosis.
That changes the policies of politics, the values in economics, and the culture in education.
Banking, Politics, Education and Health Care are future topics of discussion, in Geonomics.
The recording and annotations provide a first impression into this research project, Geonomics.
(Click the link to download the audio recording)
Geonomics originated from the question “who owns what?”.
Do you own where you live; how is land distributed, by whom, to whom?
Once you have land, you can work it and harvest what the Earth produces.
Geonomics originated from a criticism on Marxism; beyond ‘privatising the land’.
What Karl Marx proposed was tried out in Eastern Europe, but it did not work.
Only in the 1970’s it started to work better, when trade ‘entered into the equation’.
Henry George, an American printer/worker, studied how that may be regarded differently.
That led to a new theory, which we can call Geonomics.
It is a system based on a different kind of taxation.
Land ownership is stewardship; you are entitled to the fruit of your own work only.
Overproduction is shared with others; and can be traded with others.
This produces a system of barter, without a direct need of money.
Geonomics elaborates this idea; many people explore this.
It changes the idea of banking; land is no longer a collateral of money.
Presently banking is 80% based on banking on land as property.
In Geonomics, human values become the essence; added values.
Geonomics is a 100% reserve system, based on immediate transactions.
Debt is not possible; credit is not possible; only existing values and work has value.
Human interaction requires rationality and morality.
Look at what is b wing offered and what is being provided, and reward/support that.
In Geonomics accounting is precisely what the wording suggest: tracking interactions.
There are excellent forms of mathematics which have been created for this purpose.
The EU was set up as a business deal between the coal-and-steel (=weapons) industry.
Instead it is better to have human collaboration based on human agreements.
Presently, taxation is the means to manipulate and monopolise; the core is profiteering.
This limits the production and growth potential.
Seeds can grow and multiply; money can not.
Evolution/growth cannot be forced; it can only be given optimal context.
Geonomics is not about taxing monopoly possession.
Instead it is about stewardship, productivity, and sharing overproduction.
Accounting then optimises the sharing of over productivity.
People are essentially all individually entrepreneurs, working together.
Capital is a technical resource; next to natural resource and labour resource.
This relates humans to humanity; via relationships in groups.
Every level has an own function and need of support.
This requires a different interpretation of education.
Geonomics offers a different understanding; as is seen in Tetryonics.
Tetryonics gives a very clear practical model to understand mathematical physics.
In Geonomics, money is not a reward; productivity out of creativity is its own reward.
It is a difference in philosophy; moving from dependence to autonomy.
Geonomics is a recipe for healing: from dependence back to autonomy.
It requires a difference in understanding; and a difference in basic belief.
That requires a shift back from indoctrination to e-ducation.
It is a return from collective abstractions to individual respect.
Properties; not material but individuals
Values, not as money but as realisation
Trust, not as a commodity but as reliability
Individuality, not in isolation but in humanity
GeoNomics and HumanGnosis
It is not about knowing, but doing.
Not about acting, but being.
Not about reality, but realisation
Geonomics as a system can reduce human suffering
It offers a different vision, which people can realise.
Geonomics starts with the individuals, doing what they do best.
In sharing their products/affluence, they support each other.
1) Unfolding the contained topics
2) Discussing which people are involved
3) Reflecting on immediate applications
4) Formulating the application of the idea(heart)
Much has changed since Henry George wrote his top-best-seller book “Progress & Poverty”.
Close to 150 years have passed, yet many of his insights are still valid.
Now it is not ownership of land, but ownership of resources in the land that measures as money.
What still needs to change is how people relate to each other, via laws and taxation.
Geonomics - Beyond Henry George
Henry George lived end 1800; much has changed since that time.
His ideas were based on the notion that Earth is a ‘space ship’.
See page 173 of his book “progress and poverty” (1879)
At the time he wrote that he was a young adventurer in the United States.
Through his parents he learned (Episcopal) ethics.
He sought to seek out the underlying principles of ethics.
He wrote down his ideas, and his book became the most sold book of that time.
It was the time that Verein für Sozial Politik was advocated in Europe.
Economists were in disfavour of what Henry George wrote; he implied everybody could become an economist.
Compare it to doctors being opposed to people learning to care for themselves and their own health.
Nowadays we are more aware that economy, and health care, are becoming much too expensive.
Here too, preventive care is the best solution.
His first ideas is to change land ownership.
Then he advocates a direct land tax to redistribute wealth
With that, a different banking system is needed.
He compared what he foresaw with what was happening at time, in Austria in Europe.
Now money has been connected to resources.
These links are formulated in laws.
These laws uphold the interests of corporation.
A rewriting of the (banking tax) laws is needed.
The Ideas of Henry George are now 100+ old.
In a few small places they were put in action, and worked very well there.
His ideas are put in action in a few places: Alaska Oil revenue; Norway Gas Revenue.
Elsewhere central banking (= central planning) determines the economy and politics.
Henry George thought about small levels only: solutions at the community level.
At present there is no good paradigm to link small groups to all of humanity.
The banks try to formulate plans for the scope of humanity; by way of dictates.
That means there is an opposition between self-determination versus domination.
In 1990 trade unionists realised that what is taught in schools does not work well.
A bridge has to be built between community and humanity.
It is the linking between (own) autonomy versus (bank) domination.
Both parties are presently creating ‘laws’, from opposite perspectives.
Law needs to be based on Natural Law, and universal principles.
Church- and government law impose laws on others.
Formulating a philosophy does not yet put it in action/law.
This has to do with different degrees of abstraction.
Creation of law is very much based on belief; and belief-sharing.
Throughout the ages, shifts of power have taken place.
That merely means that different groups of people dominate all other people.
This requires a different model than 1 human determining the life of ‘all’ others.
The ‘problem’ lies consistently in shifts of degrees of abstraction.
It is seen in communities versus nations, and religions versus states.
It also involves a change of belief, in the change of abstraction/scale.
Most important, it is about being able to deal with differences in perspective.
Groups complement each other, as do the organs in our body.
Human society is composed of groups; and mutual support.
Economists believe that they can create solutions for all people.
But in acting on that belief, they neglect the beliefs of others.
Essentially it is the difference between government made money, and (private) bank made money.
That is the difference between autonomy and slavery.
Which is also the difference between cooperation versus corporation.
It is also the difference between supporting each other, or parasitically living off others.
In Geonomics community cater to their own needs.
Government exists at a small scale only.
Law serves only to ensure reliability and safety.
It is not about telling others what to do, via government, law, taxation and education.
That means that abolishing land monopoly is not enough.
It is also necessary that groups do not profiteer off other people.
That requires individual integrity, thus morality.
That cannot be imposed, it must come ‘from within’.
Geonomics starts with the notion of down-scaling; and ‘reboot, bottom-up’.
That will be able to happen within the society as we now know it.
But by self-productivity groups with local wealth will develop.
These then can share their abundance with other such groups.
Communism and capitalism are very similar groups.
In the one the state determines law, in the other the banks.
On the background both are determined by bank money.
The solution is to get out of that background dependency (creating) system.
Banks use natural (collective) resources as collateral for (private) money.
We can step beyond the ‘gambling’ model of wealth.
A new knowledge is needed, operating a small scale perspective.
Yet the small scales need to connect up, in seeing that they complement each other.
Here, we need to reconnect economics with social science, and individual integrity.
Henry George conceived “Geonomics” in the USA, to resolve basically only one problem.
The US Constitution specifies that only Congress may issue money; no independent other.
All that is needed to restore the American values, and economy, is to do precisely that.
In that case taxation no longer benefits parasitising others, but benefits all the people.
Geonomics - As Idea(l)
The flyer for the Philadelphia Conference 2015 condenses many of these ideals as ideas.
Start with the idea that we live on Spaceship Earth, not as Passengers, but as Crew.
Henry George saw that our navigation interacts with natural cycles, which we must understand.
We all know these as the seasons, and the day-night rhythms.
These cycles are well-known to Economists also; from early 1800 onward.
The first economic catastrophe took place in Austria, and spread out from there.
Since, these economic crashes and associated panics have repeated themselves.
Since that time there has also been en enormous population growth; doubling and more.
Money does not have the role that people commonly give it; we must ‘demystify money’.
A Systems Analysis is needed: we must see how information affects the flow of energy.
Natural energy flows are related to the cosmic natural cycles.
But the flow of artificial symbols, such as money, can operate apart from the cycles of nature.
Henry George realised that, and understood that we must distinguish between natural and artificial.
An example: the first world war was over within weeks, then artificial money was created to prolong it.
That distinction must also be made for finite natural resources, and infinite amounts of artificial money.
Snooks and Panov discovered a ‘developmental imperative” innovation requires energy leaps.
Energy => Time => Money => Production.
Our monetary system is hungry for energy; therefore it shifted from ‘gold’ to ‘oil’.
Again we must make a distinction about this: between natural law and man-made-laws.
That is also where we must discern between credit banking (money making) versus commercial banking (trade).
A remedy is needed - which not all that painful nor all that invasive.
A) Banking must be based on natural values only: land, resources, harvest, abundance.
B) Taxations too must be based on real values, not on artificial (man-made) values
C) Laws must be very limited, allowing no fictitious values.
That means that banks can have only 100% reserve; no fractional banking allowed.
A small margin can be allowed for, for time delays which can be expected behind the natural cycles.
Monopolies and privatisation is not allowed; because it is private abuse of common resources.
When Henry George wrote this, the ideas were new, now more people understand tyne implication.
Current banking is abusive, based on private wealth maximisation at the expense of others.
Macro economics is a system of policy making for that purpose.
Micro economics is bookkeeping between that framework.
With a new Geonomics framework the means can be used for a better purpose.
It is possible to realise a money free and interest free economy.
It would require only one generation, to change the paradigm.
How this can be achieved has already been describe by many different authors.
This is the basis for a humanistic economics; ending expoitation/competition.
This was already known in biblical times.
In Greek times that was shifted by the use of a silver standard.
In German times, railways and steel became dominant economic ‘values’.
Now privatised interest based abuse of common values replaced that.
Monetary policy does not distinguish private an public; the ‘money’ is the same.
The difference is seen only, but then explicitly, in the (fraud) law system.
In de economic formulae these erroneous interpretations are ‘copied’.
P = R + W + I (Production = Rent + Wages + Interest), which should be P - R = W + I
The equation is the same, but the Rent is now put in a different cadre.
It is as different as “Investing in Health” instead of “Profiteering off Disease”.
The taxation is no longer for external private individuals, but is reinvested in the common interest.
It is as different as a Corporation (‘Plantation Profits’) versus a Co-operation (reinvestment).
In Geonomics, money therefore has a different role and purpose.
Initially money can be used, but it is issued by public authorities only.
Money produced by private banks without coverage is not allowed (in the US Constitution).
With government-provided no longer does money gross interest to private banks via taxation.
See Eustace Mullins, Secrets of the Federal Reserve Bank)
See also Mason Gaffnay, “After the Crash (2009)
In Geonomics the intent of the US according to the constitution; with Congress, only, issuing money.
This produces a bottom-up ‘recovery’ from small communities recreating the health nation.
This is the same as the recovery/healing process in a body after a (parasitical…) disease.
In Geonomics, money is related to the interaction between people; who create the added value.
It means that money is NOT ‘the measure for all things’ (as would be the case in money slavery).
In reality, money is not needed; what is needed is that people are willing and able to help each other.
In this approach people can make their own money; and different currencies are allowed and encouraged.
Education and self-education is very important: people must be response-able for what they do.
In Geonomics money is issued by the local authorities, whenever barter is not sufficient.
In fact, money is needed only outside of the own (sharing) communities.
A little mobile computer suffices to take carte of this integral money system.
www.floatnet.org is doing just that; see also www.Humanistics.net.
Profiteering is not allowed because it weakens the system (cf a parasitic disease)
States can never be subject to private interests (such as private banking corporations).
The ABC plan of Geonomics frees up large amounts of energy and knowledge.
The freed up energy will lead to increase of productivity.
Evolutionary biology shows how small communities (organs) form larger groups (bodies).
That also ensures that what people do aligns with human nature, instead of going against it.
It restores the community, by replacing supermarkets by local shops, again.
It also ensures that the money stays in the community, and is not ‘syphoned off’.
It may also means that people will again to prefer to live in the countries instead of the cities.
That will resolve traffic jams, but also lowers city-based forms of crime.
It will reduce anonymity, and enhances response-ability.
The parasitical predatory (‘meat eater’) attitude can return to natural healthy (‘vegan’) diet.
Aa money slave is an addict; as every other addict.
Recovery is the same as getting out of any addiction.
Money, meat eating and parasitical diseases can be resolved.
All it required is a healthy lifestyle; which is what Geonomics proposes.
Geonomics is not new, and i (Stephen Ternyik) already know it more than 40 years.
I looked into it from the perspective of Hungary, from before that time and since.
The country had been taken over by communism, which meant that land was no longer privately owned.
But something was missing; because productivity was low and prosperity likewise.
On the other side of the ‘Iron Curtain’ land was privately owned, but there was prosperity.
I looked into the differences between the two systems.
And noticed that there was also a system in which people profiteered off others, via taxation.
It seemed that proper models were lacking; considering people tried “the bible”, and “Karl Marx…”
It implied that remedies need to be applied; as Henry George wrote down (as did many others).
The problem is already millions of years old; the age of humanity till the present.
Since a century, the size of humanity doubled, up to now near 8 billion people.
As a result more people live closer together; but they still operate animal territorial claims…
In the present era the slave state mentality is still in existence.
Now foreigners do the low wage (=undesired) jobs.
Now money is the legal prison that all people live in.
The question is: can we change from competition to collaboration.
Geonomics was designed for application in small communities.
The “Mandragon” company was set up in Basque territory; and may be an example.
There are examples of such communicates that were eradicated by religions.
There are also communities of that kind that were ‘enslaved’ by industry.
In Mondragon there are now 150.000 people; it works well.
There are also companies like these in South America.
Three steps are needed to operate in that way.
Each requires steps of legal reform.
1) remove natural resources as collateral for bank loans, because Earth is owned by no one.
2) replace taxation on labour (work) by taxation on use of public resources (results).
3) replace money reserves by food reserves.
It also requires a shift from money as a measure to moral measures.
Philip Zimbardo studied how people, in groups, act in irresponsible manner.
He looked into the way that people live in mental prisons (not only by religions).
A moral calibration is needed; many people think of ‘the bible’ in that manner.
But ultimately people inspire people, to operate at a higher level of ethics.
In that sense, it is a shift of mind from individualism to collectivism.
It is not a shift from the one (Capitalism) to the other (Communism).
But it is the ability to live as human AND as humanity, alone and together.
This is not based on people telling others what to do, but on people realising that they can help others.
We can find our motivation in ourselves, in others, even in the animals and plants around us.
It can be compared to a shift of our cognitive “event Horizon”.
We need to be able to integrate our experience as human(ity) in Nature, with(out) beliefs/money.
In that sense we need to reassess not only the foundation of money, but also of religion.
Money serves as a means for accounting for labour between people in different societies.
Religions serve as ‘common currency’ of values between people in different cultures.
In many ways many people are lived by abstractions (ideas as ideals).
In fact we need to base economics again on shared human values.
Economic history explains what happened, and what went wrong.
Criminals took over the system, which was designed for the benefit of all.
That means that it is not about the instrument, but the user’s mentality.
This is also the concept in creating the EarthBank, for human humanity.
We can learn from our body how healing takes place.
We can see in our body how health is based on integrity on cell communication.
What we see within people (between cells) we also see in humanity (between people).
That is where we can base sociology on healthy (cell) psychology.
Crucial is the distinction between belief and superstition.
Economy is based on a superstition, called money (with usury).
Geonomics is based on the given that we live on planet Earth.
In both case we must account for the consequences of our belief-driven-actions.
“Globalism is a recipe for cannibalism”.
It is very different from a symbiotic society.
In our conversations we use both beliefs and superstition.
A better hygiene is needed for our mutual communication.
What we do, how we eat, what we use, affects this planet, and all life forms.
We use the fruits of our work but must also have reserve for when we cannot work.
That is the old philosophy of Oikonomia (farming household year season bookkeeping).
That still seems to be more worthwhile than an economy based on fake money.
Most important is to understand that we must not give private banks anything (as collateral) which no one can own.
That also means that taxation is not on the work done, but on the results of the work.
As a result banking can not be a private commerce (profiteering) but a communal service (sharing).
That requires a different way of collective thinking, which Henry George aimed to describe.