MANIFEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOLIDARISM
Vital (vital) needs are a historically determined category that characterizes the socially acceptable level of needs (organic structure of vital needs), ensuring a decent existence of people at each given historical level of evolution of consciousness.
The natural structure of the organic vital needs of each person depends on many factors, including age, gender, region of residence, established traditions, the severity of the climate, etc. Products to meet the vital and snobbish needs have always been. That is, the categories themselves were objectively present in life throughout the existence of Man. Another thing is that they were not identified and presented as scientific categories. The scientific concepts “vital needs” and “snobbish needs” are not artificial categories for apologetics of a certain position, but objective phenomena, such as, for example, radiation, which were not first known to Mankind, but were subsequently discovered in the course of scientific research. The structure of vital needs, expressed at any scale of joint prices, satisfied by an identical set of benefits, may vary in different regions. For example, the vital need for the use of fur boots in Greece and Canada differs due to spatial and geographical features. And this is just one product that satisfies vital needs. If we also consider their structure, a set of various benefits to satisfy vital needs, their interchangeability and variability in time, etc., then the situation at the level of functioning processes becomes practically insoluble. At the same time it is necessary to use the category “organic structure of vital needs”. It implies a certain averaging of the structure of goods that satisfies the vital needs of people according to significant parameters.
Thus, the organic structure of goods to meet the vital needs of the population will characterize the average level of well-being of a typical representative of a given country. The natural and value structure of the vital needs of particular people, depending on many factors, will be different. But in each region with the same type of reproduction conditions, the structure of vital needs for the same population groups will be the same type. Not the same for the locksmith and the doctor, namely, the same type in its base part. The factor of professional specificity of vital needs of various categories can also be taken into account with a high approximation to the specificity of vital needs.
This is not a return to socialist nomenclature planning and leveling, since then the governing subsystem, the socioligarchy, regulated the upper limit of consumption in the interests of withdrawing, through public consumption funds, a significant proportion of the benefits created in favor of snobing consumption of a narrow circle of the party-nomenclature governing subsystem. At the same time, there were people who, even with a socialist leveling, could not adequately satisfy their vital needs.
In the case of solidarity, the concern of society should not be “pulling the rope of consumption” between the snobbish needs of the representatives of the leading subsystem and the vital needs of the members of the managed subsystem, but the steady rise of the organic structure of the vital needs of all people. The most significant vital needs in this system of coordinates are civilizational benefits and free time, which will allow each person to fully realize the unique abilities inherent in it by nature to work together for the good of other people.
Sources of realization of the main goal of solidarism are the joint income from the reproduction of associated private property of citizens on natural resources and income from the use of knowledge. At the same time, in the conditions of solidarism, the prosperity of citizens and their families will also be formed at the expense of the income from their participation in the production of material and civilizational goods.
The snobbish needs inherited by future society are inherited from capitalism will be met on special conditions. A joint community of resource owners will put snobbish consumers in a position where they will be obliged to pay an increased fee for natural resources taken away from future generations of people.
Solidarity mode of production, based on the ACHS, is fundamentally different from all previous antagonistic modes of production, including capitalism.
Firstly, it eliminates the antagonism between the participants in the creation of material and civilizational benefits, since all people will be owners of both material and informational natural resources.
Secondly, the fair distribution of property and benefits of social reproduction will create the basis for the formation of a new type of socio-economic relations between representatives of the governing and controlled subsystems of society and the economy according to the principle of “win-win”.
The main postulate of a joint socio-economic model is: “From each according to his ability – to every life prosperity.” The transition to solidarism involves the formation of a planned exchange model of a new type of economy.