141 – Ageism and membership

Reading Time: 2 minutesHow will age affect the process of entering the community? While in many entries there has been discussion of this there should be a clarity of what it means to ‘enter’ the community. In many communes, monastic groups around the...

140 – Community Hierarchy

Reading Time: < 1 minuteHow will the hierarchy of the community be decided? There shouldn’t be a huge hierarchy, any sufficiently complex hierarchy creates too many divisions between those elected and those not elected into positions of control. We are all...

132 – Salaries and Savings

Reading Time: < 1 minuteHow 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...

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Reading Time: < 1 minuteHow are decisions made in the community? There appear to be (from previous entries ) a number of methods emerging. Firstly an elected official can make decisions within the purview of his elected position. Secondly, there are are both short...

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Reading Time: < 1 minuteHow should new members be found? The community should encourage new membership broadly through its website, through associations at universities and word of mouth. Affiliations to existing institutions and the creation of educational...