Ethics and Tax in a Creatocracy

In the current demonic regime, tax is levied according to many unstable, unclear factors and is disproportionately levied upon people on the basis of immoral and unethical values. In the Demonocracy, products and services are taxed according to the "one-size fits nearly all" dogma. Tax is charged according to a dogma based on profit and revenue levels. Also tax is levied regardless of services utilised by the population. Again the one size fits all dogma prevails whereby everybody is offered a standard set of (below par) services. The population are not responsible for limiting their requirements, but instead are disproportionately taxed according to their "expected" requirement. Also those that utilise tax avoidance methods, (effectively hiding their income from tax collectors in safe zones) still utilise services paid for by other taxpayers.

As companies and products are taxed not according to moral values and ethical standards many Nasty companies currently exploit the environment and others in order to gain market share. This is against the principles of nature´s example of an Evolutionary Stable Economy as the principle of levying distress upon the environment or others creates an unstable environment. This is clearly not viable in the long term.

In a Creatocracy, people, companies and service providers bank accounts are all taxed. Tax havens are not available and everybody is efficiently and ethically taxed. Accounts held by providers are taxed according to the morality and ethical standards of the products and services offered by the providers.

In a Creatocracy, no two organisations are taxed the same. Hence, the accounts are separated into a variety of types, which relate to the type of operation the accountholders are involved, for example separate types of accounts are offered to:

  • Essential Service Providers (ESP Account)

  • Essential Producers of Products (EPP Account)

  • Essential Distributors of Products (EDP Account)

  • Essential Retailers of Products (ERP Account)

  • Essential Entertainment Providers (EEP Account)

  • General Service Providers (GSP Account)

  • General Producers of Products (GPP Account)

  • General Distributors of Products (GDP Account)

  • General Retailers of Products (GRP Account)

  • General Entertainment Providers (GEP Account)

Definition of an Essential Provider

An Essential Provider (EP) is a provider who is deemed essential within the Creatocracy and therefore is paid for from peoples´ personal Tax Accounts. To gain EP status, one must apply to a Conflict Resolution Provider. These grant licences and regulate providers. Those CRPs are then responsible for ensuring that the EP continue to qualify for EP status according to the definition of an EP and according to their ethical behaviour. The EP status means providers are not always required to pay tax. However, this changes if what they provide falls below the quality deemed satisfactory.

Essential Providers and Tax

For example, in an educational setting, surveys would be carried out on the pupils that attended that school not with the intention of grading the pupils but rather the school. Those schools that were deemed incompetent because of bad management would be taxed at a higher level. All providers will be required to openly publish their tax levels along with their charges so that future potential pupils could see in advance which providers offered the most elegant services. The same would apply for all EP. I.E. doctors, police, etc.

Paying for an Essential Provider

Members of a Creatocracy borrow Creatollas´ from their Creatobank Tax Account, which they pay to the EP. This allows them to utilise the providers in accordance with the terms and conditions of their Tax Account.

Definition of a General Provider

A General Provider (GP) is a provider who is deemed a supplier of general living requirements within the Creatocracy and therefore is paid for from personal Current Accounts. To become a GP, one must apply to one of the CRPs whom, grant licences and regulate providers. Those CRPs are then responsible for taxing and regulating that GP according to their ethical history, morality, and their burden upon the collective society.

Providers and Tax

Currently, governments impose a standard sales tax or Value Added Tax on the retail price of all produce. Hence, in general the "one size fits all" dogma prevails. This fails to discriminate between good and bad companies and allows an unfair advantage to those who exploit others (their staff, customers or the environment) to gain dominance upon others who are ethical.

In contrast, in a Creatocracy the licensing CRP judges the products and commodities according to their personal idiosyncrasies. Providers are adjudicated by a yearly audit carried out by specific CPRs whose sole task it is to judge a fair tax for the entire business operation. This is done according to monitoring the feedback of customers, staff, and others that the company have affected. Then a level of tax is decided according to how beneficial the company is deemed according to that report. Naturally it will be disputed by the provider involved and hence the need for a hearing before a CRP.

Feedback

Feedback is an essential element of a Creatocracy. Hence providers are continuously surveyed as part of the process of trading (every transaction is monitored by way of a feedback slip). Those service providers that are deemed incompetent by people who utilise them, or affected by them, would be taxed accordingly. Those that were deemed excellent and providers of outstanding quality would be aided by way of not paying tax or paying less.

Brainwashing, Tax and Positive Discrimination

Companies wishing to use brainwashing strategies (advertising) to dominate markets that are deemed to be unhealthy or undesirable need to be restricted in favour for promoting concepts, ideas, and products that are deemed worthy.

In the Demonocracy marketing, advertising and sponsoring are taxed as general business costs, according to the "one size does for all" disorder. However, in a Creatocracy General Providers will be judged by the CRPs as to how much tax (if any) is levied for promotional activities. Those those that offer wares deemed unworthy will be taxed accordingly.

Paying for an General Provider

Members of a Creatocracy pay GPs from their Current Accounts, which allows them to utilise the these providers in accordance with their available funds.

Redress and Taxation by Conflict Resolution Providers

Again another difference can be found between the central government form of tax collection (star model) and a Creatocracy. In the Demonocracy all tax revenue is collected by the government and then used on whichever purpose it deems necessary. That might be a weapon of mass destruction used to intimidate or levy distress upon other nations or a little holiday in the Seychelles.

However, in a Creatocracy there is no central "Inland Revenue". No central government even exists. All taxed revenue that is deemed necessary by the CRPs is redistributed back to where the energy derived or is necessary.

I.e. The tax revenue from a Nasty provider might be paid back to those exploited, or it might be paid to one of the Collective Financing Councils to help the wider community. It may be paid to an ESP who is responsible for recycling any waste from such a commodity. Alternatively it might be used to lessen the burden of the non-productive people of the Creatocracy. The CRP decides the tax amount and then allocates the tax to a Positive Promotion Assembly (PPA) who gives the revenue to the worthiest recipients.

Licences and Regulation for Providers

When a provider creates a new product or service, they have to apply for a licence for each. The CRP is responsible for ensuring that the commodity does not exploit others or the environment. If it does exploit, then the CRP decide how much tax should be levied to compensate for the exploitation. This may be according to the expected impact that such a product or service is likely to have upon the environment or how deserving a commodity is for the community.

Purchase History and Responsibility

In the Demonocracy, products and people are not required to provide history of past performance. Nasty companies avoid taking responsibility when things go wrong, because customers are rarely able to obtain any compensation. In many cases it is difficult anticipating competence in advance without past data and especially if you are a ‘one time customer´. Nasty providers often rely heavily upon brainwashing and marketing strategies to foster a continuous new stream of custom.

In a Creatocracy, it is obligatory to supply essential information as to the history of providers and products. This information is to be displayed at the time of offering commodities. The information required by consumers to make responsible purchasing decisions is by way of the following criteria:

  • Tax level of products / providers (TLP)

  • Expected profit upon sale of commodity (PUS)

  • Cost of first production (COP)

  • Efficiency of provider (EOP)

  • Quality of edible contents (QEC)

  • Harmful content s (HCT)

  • Product / producer origin (PPO)

  • Date of production (DOP)

  • Date of stocking (DOS)

Tax level of products (TLP). This relates to the imposed Tax level placed upon a product and provider by the CRP. This information gives the customer the ability to know the percentage of Tax placed upon a commodity, and hence how worthy the CRP considers it after evaluating it.

Expected Profit upon Sale of commodity (PUS). This relates to the percentage difference between the providers purchase price, and the sale price of the product. Allowing the customer to judge if the margin of the provider is worthy.

Cost of first Producer (COP). This relates to the cost charged by the first producer of a product in the chain. This provides the customer with information as to the efficiency of the distribution chain.

Efficiency of Provider (EOP). This relates to the gross turnover of the provider in relation to its net profit. This information provides the customer an insight as to the expected growth of the provider, in relation to its efficiency. This information is not supplied on products but rather is openly displayed by the provider.

Harmful Contents (HCT). This relates to any ingredient, or component added to a product that is unproven to be safe. The liability is on the provider to prove to the CRP that all components are safe. I.e. the inclusion of any ingredients such as, pesticides, preservatives, additives, flavourings, genetically modified components etc. all need to be listed.

Quality of Edible Contents (QEC). This relates to any process that the food may have passed through to prolong the life, improve or modify. Such as radiation treatment for improved shelf life, roasting for better flavour, frying, which may produce harmful free radicals. The provider must display a rating given by the CRP who evaluated the product and provided the licence.

Product / Producer Origin (PPO). This provides details of the manufacture or origin of the product and as such customers can discover the history of that manufacture and ensure they are producing ethical produce.

Date of Stocking (DOS). This relates to the date the provider stocked the item, and allows the customer to decide if the product is in high or low demand and judge if the expected profit level is worthy.

This information must be displayed in the most elegant and obvious form whereby percentages are displayed and comparable in easy to read graphs or colour charts. Producers must provide customers with quick access to essential information as to the worthiness of products. Those that try to confuse or hide undesirable information would be subject to charges of exploitation by way of levying distress.

Plagiarism of Creativity, Original Research and other Breakthroughs

In a Creatocracy the environment is designed to encourage creativity. All possible obstacles to creativity are removed to permit the emergence of worthy originators and providers who practice ethical policies. Any deviant provider that tries to emulate another´s original concept, idea, research, breakthrough etc. will face charges of plagiarism before a conflict resolution provider.

Plagiarism is an allegation that is mediated through a number of different forms of protection offered by specialist CRPs. CRPs create and offer a selection of protective methods which, are tailored towards different types of discovery and inventors. Whilst these protective methods demonstrate evidence of rights to original concepts, disputes are heard in accordance with the general fluid nature of the law as follows:

The law is not cast in stone! Whilst legal protection may derive from contracts and written laws, the sole decision as to the outcome of any case is derived from an unbiased jury who are free to decide guilt and punishment as they wish, according to evidence and their own moral sense of right and wrong.

Where a provider is found in breach of plagiarism, then tax revenue from such plagiarism will be used to support the further efforts of the original concept developer. It is not necessary for originators to be restricted by the forms of protection offered by the specialist CRPs (but of course they would be wise to do so) rather it is necessary from them to prove convincingly that they made sufficient efforts to protect their claim of originality.