Elementary Renterizing

Elementary Renterizing Slide Show

Renterizing Defined

  • As paying rent to humanity to justify objective and legitimate land claims .
    • Hopefully it stands out from the more classical justifications in territorial disputes.
      • Such as: "The king of Spain gave it to me!"
    • May be a natural way to include valid objections.
      • Such as: "I pay my taxes!"
  • Given that the Total Rent paid to Humanity, through Renterizing, is shared equally by all human beings.
    • Named Spending Income to indicate our own understanding of the concept of Unconditional Minimum Income.

Basic Questions

  • What is the Rent Rate?
    • Percent of Earth's surface actually claimed.
      • Independent of whims and manipulations.
  • Where is it applied?
    • To the appraised value of each "Official Average Surface Area" claimed.
  • Who decides on the value of a given Official Average Surface Area?
    • Whoever claims the given Official Average Surface Area.
  • Who is liable to pay?
    • Everybody.
      • Even those who do not have a "primary" claims.
        • Those who rent from a “primary claimant”; a landlord.
    • As in: “The consumer always pays!

To Set a Scenario

  • Imagine a sheet of paper, letter sized, lying on a table.
    • To represent the entire surface of the Earth.
  • Imagine that similar "generic" squares may be drawn on the paper.
    • To represent "generic" land claims.
  • Imagine each "generic" square represents 5% of the Earth's surface.
    • To set the "Rent Rate" as the sum of all land claims.
  • Lastly, imagine three individuals.
    • To represents the entire population of the Earth.

Then we run the Scenario: FIRST YEAR

  • One "generic" square is claimed and valued, at $100, by someone named Upper Class.
  • The other "generic" square is claimed and valued, at $50, by someone named Middle Class.
  • While the third Human Being, named Lower Class, does not claim any "generic" square.

Because the sum of the two "generic" squares represent 10% of the Earth surface, giving us the "Rent Rate" of 10%, Upper Class pays $10 in rent, Middle Class pays $5 while Lower Class has no claim and therefore pays nothing.

  Rent Rate 10%   Claim Value   Rent Paid   Gross   Net
  Upper Class   $100   $10   $5  (-$5)
  Middle Class   $50   $5   $5   $0
  Lower Class   $0   $0   $5   +$5
  TOTAL   $150   $15   $15   $0.00

To show that Renterizing does not penalize the Middle Class.

And update the Scenario: SECOND YEAR

What if Lower Class decided to use the Spending Income to claim a third "generic" square and gives it a value of $1? Since the Rent Rate would now be 15% we would have...

  Rent Rate 15%   Claim Value   Rent Paid   Gross   Net
  Upper Class   $100   $15   $7.55  (-$7.45)
  Middle Class   $50   $7.50   $7.55   $0.05
  Lower Class   $1   $0.15   $7.55   +$7.40
  TOTAL   $151   $22.65   $22.65   $0.00

When Lower Class gets Spending Income, it tends to benefit Middle Class as well as, arguably, Upper Class.

  • Upper Class stays rich only as long as people have money to buy their products and services.
  • Middle Class stays employed only as long as people have money to buy products and services.
  • Lower Class achieves "greater wealth and stability" insofar as getting a "Spending Income" helps them buy more products and services.

With a Twist

  • The price of the land claims, set by the claimants themselves, is an official "FOR SALE" price
    • Always for sale to anyone willing to pay the price.
      • Keep people from lowballing the worth of their claim
        • To reduce their rent payment?
      • Also puts a lid on unrealistically high appraisals.
        • To keep from paying higher rent!

Cleaning up Loose Ends

  • What if the Rent Rate is 100%?
    • Iff Humanity has not set aside any "Public Land" as necessary links between "Private Land" claims?
      • Upper Class still pays net rent, on a voluntary basis, for the privilege of being rich.
      • Middle Class is not bothered that much as long as it remains somewhat neutral.
      • Lower Class gets Spending Income as compensation for being poor.
  • What is in it for me?
    • A Spending Income.
      • The rental income from Renterizing is one source of money for the Spending Income Offered to every single man, woman and child on the face of this Earth.
  • How much net?
    • To work out any claimant's actual Spending Income.
      • On one hand you pay Rent to Humanity and on the other you get a Spending Income.
        • Where would that leave you, in our above example, over a period of time?

With an Extremely Important Post Scriptum

Hopefully, you have noticed how we so, conveniently, neglected any mention of:

  • Bugs in the system
    • Here we need patience and persistence
      • The system will not be complete, let alone perfect, from the word go
        • We will have to build it brick by brick
  • Overheads
    • Cost of operating the system
      • Such as paying the people who actually do the work
  • Vested Interests
    • Some very powerful and very deeply entrenched groups may have reservations
      • Motivated by politic, culture, circumstances... whatever
  • Etc.
    • You fill in the blanks

Simply consider these as definite obstacles we plan to deal with, in due time.