Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mass Productivity Will End Mass Poverty!

Why are 3rd World people so poor? One indicator is mass productivity, which is measured thru gross national production (GNP). Let’s take 3rd World Philippines as example. Comparative statistics indicate a sad fact: each leading US or Japanese company sells more than the production equivalent of all Philippine businesses combined!

Example: In early 2000s, General Motors, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Wal Mart and other corporate giants each sold over $100 billion worth of goods and services each year. Yearly Philippine GNP at the time was just around $85 billion.

Of course billion-dollar companies can afford to pay salaries at five to ten times the pay rates of 3rd World businesses. That’s one major reason why 3rd World masses are so poor as compared to 1st World peoples.

What’s the conclusion? The statistics indicate an imperative: Filipinos and their anti-poverty allies just have to start thinking big. Our anti-poverty cyber army has to build world-scale joint venture companies in the Philippines. Scores of Philippine companies within the same industry line have to merge in order to share resources for accessing world markets and leading-edge technologies.

The Philippine government must begin financing a ‘go big time’ corporate program. However, everything must be done in a democratic way. Our cyber army should propagandize to attain this end. The objective: avoid the large wealth disparities typical of both 1st World and 3rd World societies while raising Philippine GNP by ten to twenty times.

How do we build our democratic business sector in the Philippines? Here’s the vision:

1. The Philippines’ 30 million-strong employee and managerial masses form thousand-member ‘investment unions.’

2. Each union strives to set up a world class joint venture company with a 1st World corporation every two to three years.

3. The Philippine Congress passes a ‘Loans for Mass Entrepreneurship’ law. The LME law lends around P200 billion each year to the unions for capitalizing joint venture companies. P200 billion is just about half of the amount lost to corruption each year in the Philippines.

4. Joint ventures quadruple local capital thru foreign investment and machinery loans. In effect, the state’s P200 billion yearly in mass entrepreneurship loans create thousands of companies all worth P800 billion each year.

The logical results? Philippine GNP, salary and profit rates gradually rise to First World levels. Millions of high-paying jobs get created yearly for the teeming Philippine poor, on perpetual basis. High productivity brings down prices of goods and services, thereby raising mass purchasing power (a form of salary increase).

The Philippine employee masses as shareholders earn fortunes in joint venture dividends and rises in their stock shares’ market values. Foreign investors getting good return on investments get motivated to pour more capital into more union joint ventures.

How do we begin to build up our cyber army that will start it all? First step: popularize a slogan among all bloggers and all our contacts: There’s good profit in winning the anti-poverty war, and it starts in the Philippines!

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