Friday, April 8, 2016

Notes on the Right to Heal

Think of the right to heal, as one among a set of (potential) rights to participate in knowledge based services production. Why might a closer understanding of production rights, be important? As a species, our capacity for survival is gradually moving from goods production, to production of time value. Much about the future depends on the degree to which individuals are allowed to take part, in what are now among the most sought after forms of product in the 21st century.

When governments restrict rights (such as freedom of speech) in knowledge use and/or product, the result is extensive limits for total output and productive capacity. Long term growth potential now hangs in the balance. As governments have reduced production rights to subsets of the population, policy makers end up compelled to somehow make up the difference. Instead, fiscal budgets become greater burdens - even as expectations for knowledge use provision become more difficult to realize. In the process, fewer people find themselves working harder and longer, to somehow provide for those whose time value was deemed unworthy for system inclusion.

Hence production rights are needed in what has become today's most important resource: the knowledge capacity of time based product. Economic freedom and economic vitality are inextricably connected. No one can afford to let growth slow around the world, for too long. A marketplace for time value is needed, in order to restore wealth creation. And due to the way that general equilibrium is presently structured, it has become difficult to provide more knowledge based product on fiscal terms.

In a (new) local corporate structure, the right to heal would help to generate constructive time based service product, between individuals. The relationship between two individuals is not so separate from libertarian thought or free markets as one might expect. However, one's education needs to become directly linked with local work potential, before this relationship can contribute to a free marketplace of ideas and concepts. Restoring economic activity at the level of individuals, would help to build a stronger social net than what now exists.

The same right to heal in terms of time based product, would also extend to the product which individuals generate beyond personal time capacity. Goods which incorporate knowledge and skill can provide discretionary income in knowledge use systems - income which is not otherwise accessible through the time based product which creates an internal wage/asset structure.

Coordinated time value would also contribute to time backed forms of social security. These internal structures help to preserve the integrity of knowledge use systems, so they do not directly compete with the knowledge specialists of general equilibrium. Where competition does exist, it exists in terms of one's time capacity in relation to the time capacity of others who take part in the system.

Insofar as the right to heal is connected to a more general right to produce, both stem from the importance of right to life as stressed by populations as a whole. It will become increasingly important - in a time when educational and time based investment are paramount - to guard the citizen's ability to use personal skills capacity as a primary means of survival.

How might these issues matter for physicians and healthcare providers as a whole? The right to heal is equally as important for them, as it would be for all members of populations in a time when formal education and budgetary realities limit the marketplace capacity of present day healthcare. Without such rights, similar marketplace constraints apply to today's healthcare providers, as would exist for participants who generate healthcare procedures in knowledge use systems.

Also, consider the central position which healthcare holds in a fiscally supported knowledge use continuum. Why is this important? Today, knowledge use in multiple capacities, faces further fiscal limits as budget needs are subjected to further cuts. Even as healthcare is a primary component of the knowledge use continuum, budget needs for healthcare are also making it more difficult for governments to provide ongoing support for diverse knowledge use as a whole. Knowledge use systems would not only seek to generate more healthcare than what fiscal budgets can provide, but do so alongside other vital aspects of knowledge capacity which have been on the back burner too long.

New forms of local corporate structure would not make (i.e. stake) claims on existing supply or demand of healthcare in general equilibrium conditions. Those who participate in the knowledge use systems of the near future, recognize that today's physician network and educational system, are a backbone for today's general equilibrium setting - particularly in the U.S. Still, knowledge use needs to be more directly associated with the ideas of both personal freedom and free markets in the future. Otherwise, capitalism and democracy alike will continue to be questioned, despite the fact free markets continue to work efficiently in tradable sectors.

When given the chance, economies proceed in stages. Over time, agricultural economies gave way to manufacturing based economies. Gradually, the latter made way for complexity in service formation, alongside the educational investment this transformation required. Now, the latter phase of investment could proceed to knowledge use, in the broad terms that would restore economic growth and dynamism. Regaining the right to heal is an important part of the process, to regain knowledge use for continued prosperity well into the future.

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