An Open Nation
Allthough it is fun trying to make the economy work faster while devouring our planets finite resources and individuals' wellbeing, we have another idéa. We have the naively logical belief that it is better to be rational, and instead adjust the economy to both nature and what we today know about human psychology and motivation theory. You know, creating an environment where our intrinsic pro-social behaviour and ecological responsibility are cared for. We therefore work to enable:
Allowing the Altruistic Gene To Act
Is man a wolf for man? Sociological and psychological studies have shown that humans tend to be altruistic, rather than selfish. There's no better joy than helping others in daily tasks, or working together on something meaningful, is there? In the end, goodwill is a stronger motivation for achieving innovation and excellence than extrinsic rewards such as money.
Socially Just Resource-Distribution
Today's economic system does not effectively challenge social injustice. Inequality is divisive and socially corrosive, as it is connected to pressing social problems, such as low educational levels, infant mortality, crime, high teenage birthrates, widespread distrust, obesity, mental illness, and obstacles to social mobility. Think of the expense, the human cost of that. A different form of resource distribution is possible. If we avoid an unjust distribution of wealth, we suddenly have a handle on the psychosocial well-being of societies. And that's exhilarating.
Open-Source Circular Economy
The current 'take-make-dispose' linear economy approach led us to an emerging resource crunch. To transition to a circular economy is the only way for our society to survive, and thereby the only way for us to prosper. There is a world of opportunity to re-design the way our economy works and we consume. In our economy lies an enormous potential waiting to be unlocked.