SORANOMICS

The study of SOcial Resource Allocation (SORA) based on the works of Adam Smith and David Hume, using the effort theory of value



Economics creates crises because it is based on sophistry

WRONG

Society fights itself
Value is objective
Money is wealth
Pleasure is the goal
The self is more important

RIGHT

Society works together
Value is subjective
Money is not wealth
Peace of mind is the goal
Society and the species are more important

"Nothing can be more absurd than this doctrine of the balance of trade. This doctrine supposes that when two places trade with one another, neither of them loses or gains if the balance be even. But if it leans in any degree to one side, that one of them loses and the other gains, in proportion to its declension from the exact equilibrium. Both suppositions are false. A trade which is naturally carried on between any two places is always advantageous, though not always equally so, to both. It is always the people’s interest to buy whatever they want the cheapest. This proposition is so very manifest that it is ridiculous to take any pains to prove it. It could never have been questioned had not the sophistry of merchants and manufacturers confounded the common sense of mankind."
Wealth of Nations Book 4

Has your common sense been confounded?


The science of Economics was formalized after the marginal revolution of the 1870's. Back then, the world was undeveloped, so a supply-dominant monopolistic resource allocation system made sense. But after everyone who needs a car or an iPhone already has a car or an iPhone, then such a system naturally creates more problems, especially for plants and animals who lose out in the extraction for the raw materials for those cars and iPhones.
Economic beliefs such as profit maximization and equilibrium have led to subsequent crises, the best known being The Great Depression of the 1930's which followed the very developed Roaring 20's. The failure of DSGE during the 2008 Financial Crisis proves the perpetual absurdity in Economics.

Objective vs Subjective


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Economics is based on Physics as proven by the extensive use of Calculus and the removal of Moral Philosophy during the mid-19th century. Prior to that, Economics was called the Political Economy which was largely based on law, morals, and not math.

Economics was created by Paul Samuelson from MIT which is a physics school. In contrast, David Hume and Adam Smith came from University of Edinburgh and Glasgow which had a balance of arts and engineering.

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Money is the root of all evil


Well, not really. The problem is that money is just quantitative information devoid of any qualitative info such as morality. So there's no way to know if a coin was last used for an ethical or unethical exchange from the coin itself.

SORAnomics uses the effort theory of value, facilitated by agreements, and it is the agreements that store the ethics data.

Can SORAnomics reduce corruption and environmentally-destructive commercial activities better than Economics? We'll tell you in 10 years after we get our data. We only hope that the Amazon will still exist by then

We've got alternatives for everything economic



Economics Surpluses

SORAnomics Surpluses

SORAnomics comes with its own models to explain the root causes and effects of economic phenomena. This gives it a predictive ability that is lacking in modern Economics. In 2015, our model predicted an economic anomaly occuring in Q1 2018 which turned out to be the 2018 correction. The model predicts a much bigger crisis in a specific year between 2019 to 2030 and this is what we are preparing for (actually, the model has a year specified already in our submitted paper, but since revealing the future changes the future, it's better to make it ambiguous). Our models work in the real world because they are based on human nature (cause) and not on mere price movements (effect).

Global Economic Data in Real Time

Crunching economic data into our models by hand was a lot of work, so we're creating the system to automate it, using everything from machine learning to offline mobile apps and analytics.

SORAnomics will use the SORA system of servers to feed essential economic data to a central analytics portal in real-time. It will use Purchasing Power instead of GDP, and grain values instead of currency values to sustain economies even during a financial crisis, as the main implementation of the effort theory of value. It can render information asymmetry obsolete since everyone can have access to the same information.

Do you need to know the global GDP right now, or find out how good or bad your economy is doing each day? Find them all on our portal!

See our Purchasing Power Portal demo Learn how Purchasing Power can replace GDP

The economic table implemented

The Physiocrats invented the economic table 250 years ago which traced the supply chain in order to create a cohesive economic system to rival that of the money-based Commercial (mercantile) system. The Commercial system won and became Economics and e-commerce. Our system brings back the Physiocrats' ideas through apps in order to compete with the modern merantile system which creates trade wars and environmental destruction just as it did 250 years ago.

Do you want to know if your tofu was sourced from the Amazon's destruction? Or if your smartphone is contributng to war in Africa?
The economic table can help.

Model

Economic table

Actual


Resource extraction processes for a smartphone
Resource processing processes
Resource trading processes
SORAnomic Table

"The third greatest invention of our time is the Economic Table”

Riqueti, Philosophie Rurale 1763

A new life for banks

Are fintech and cryptocurrencies eating up your bank's market share? Gain it back with the SORA banking system

A bank's core competency is the trust and security that it provides for storing precious things. SORA evolves these stores of value as transactions to turn banks into transaction storehouses.

By being removed from the bank, a shilling loses the advantages of bank money in its security, easy and safe transferability, and its use in paying foreign bills of exchange. Above all, it could not be removed from the bank without previously paying for the storage.
Digression on Bank Deposits
Ancient Rome: Banks as temples storing precious items
Mercantile period: Banks as storage of gold and silver
Post-Bretton Woods: Banks as storage of paper fiat and paper financial instruments
SORA Banking: Banks as storage of digitally-encrypted transactions

A new life for economists


Economists can be converted to SORAnomists to work on each decentralized economic node, instead of working for centralized finance, research, or the public sector as is the usual career path in Economics. We estimate that one SORAnomist is needed per 100,000 population and will have an objective-subjective skill set. The objective being represented by Data Science and the DevOps to collect and serve that data. The subjective being SORAnomic science and the moral philosphy on which that science is based. In contrast, Economics is mostly objective, lacking a proper moral foundation.

A global population of 7 billion people, would need 70,000 SORAnomists, or double the staff of Facebook

The goal: Socio-economic singularity

A situation where a single artificial intelligence becomes the impartial spectator which coordinates all supply and demand even when there absolutely no money around

The other goal: The Ideal Socio-political System

Adam Smith's decentralized economic system integrates seamlessly with the decentralized political system proposed by his best friend, David Hume. If you feel that your country's democracy has been hijacked by a foreign country or vested interests, then this system is for you as it will have so many nodes that it would be difficult for any group to control all.

The problem with democracy is the same as the problem with money: freedom has no moral quality attached to it. A democratic system could spread goodness, but also could spread evil at the same time. This is easily seen in real news versus fake news and in good officials being elected along with corrupt ones. Our regulated democratic model has a dual morality system baked in, to better make sure that goodness is spread while evil is checked.


"As one form of government must be allowed more perfect than another, why may we not enquire what is the most perfect of all..though it be not so easy to establish a new system of government? In some future age, an opportunity might be afforded of reducing the theory to practice, by the combination of men to form a new one, in some distant part of the world" -- The Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth
Stop the burning!

SORAnomics can render Capitalism and Communism obsolete

Capitalism wants profits but destroys the environment, as seen in the Amazon's destruction. Communism wants social justice but destroys freedoms.

SORAnomics is based on Smith's Wealth of Nations and Hume's Treatise of Human Nature. The former brings real wealth while the latter gives freedom, all bound by a moral system from the Theory of Moral Sentiments. In this way, the original goals of both Capitalism and Communism are achieved, respecting the role of all social classes and making them work together through their division of labour or teamwork.



New theories from the founder of socio-economic* study, Adam Smith

*SORAnomics focuses directly on the happiness of society, including those of animals, whereas Economics focuses on getting money (which is shallowly thought to bring happiness)



The Invisible Hand of Human Dharma

Find out how SORAnomics turns the economy into a dharmic system that allows everyone to achieve their goals in life.

Profit, Rent, and Wage cycles

Know the cycles of revenue in order to keep wages stable and avoid budget deficits and recessions.

The Proper Replacement to GDP

Find out how Purchasing Power replaces GDP as a measure of a society's wealth, without needing any new arbitrary index.