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132 – Salaries and Savings

How much do members earn?

At this point, this is very much an exercise in speculation. But some approximate values can be expressed based on current incomes for technically specialized people. In the UK for example, at time of writing, a graduate with 2 years experience can expect to receive anything from £20-30,000 depending on which region of the UK and the particular company hiring. With the community requiring some money to exist and provide food, water, electricity, insurance and other day to day essentials and materials for the members en mass we can suggest a saving of 5000 to 6000 every 6 months. for each individual should be more than feasible. Providing ample reduction in normal fees for competitive contracts from the community, while also giving the member a large amount of savings from 10,000 to 12,000 per year. But finally also allowing the community to save an excess for future hard times.

** Addendum , having run a business now for the last 5 years I would suggest that excess amounts would be poured primarily into a treasury.

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131 – Obtaining money

How does the community obtain money?

The community will have a number of incomes. Firstly from work contracts with outside organizations, these should be considered low cost, long term solid contracts that benefit the recipient. Secondly, from donations from private individuals and institutions who support the ideals of the community. Thirdly, from self generated web services and associated advertising on the internet.  There are numerous different possible incomes but as much as feasibly possible should be offered for free or in exchange for honest, simple work in the community. The other method can be from existing members People who make lifelong commitments place all their money they would have saved into a community account to aid the community through difficult times.

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130 – helping society

How does the community help society at large?

Simple, it helps by researching developing and creating thing to aid and benefit mankind. Initially this will be by working through and for existing organizations offering peer review of scientific papers, computer applications and technical support at low rates. Especially it will try to help organizations which offer something free to the world (citizendium, wikipedia, linux etc.), organizations that are trying to help heal the world (WHO, Medicine sans frontiers etc) and ultimately independently help educate local and international students for nothing to improve education for all. The only thing that limits the community is its size and the dedication of its members.