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I believe that the world needs a competing alternative to the Wall Street stock market corporation. I am looking for low-cost contractors ($100 monthly up-front for 10 hours work + an I.O.U. of $3,000 monthly) gradually to install and manage a Facebook alternative at the domain Popocracy.org. This will follow the 100% nonprofit business model established by Newman's Own. You will probably become impatient if payment is your primary motive. I can only promise that...
a) Start-up contractors will receive priority consideration for permanent contracts at market rates.
b) My own salary as CEO is forbidden to be more than 20 x US minimum wage = about $150 per hour. This of course depends on Popocracy becoming highly successful. The CEO should not receive more than 10 x US minimum wage if this causes charity donations to fall below 90% of income.
c) Every start-up programmer will be owed $300 per hour, repaid at double the rate that I am paid. I.e., before I can be paid $10/hour, everyone else must be paid $20/hour for start-up work. The 2x difference will continue to be paid after start-up work is done. Therefore eventually paying $300/hour for all start-up work even if I never receive more than $10/hour.
d) All start-up team members also receive free lifetime advertising and free lifetime SEO-active links.
e) The start-up I.O.U. agreements are pending business income, so their value depends on your belief in the Popocracy business strategy. This is for each individual to determine. All contractors are encouraged to ask questions and to make suggestions until this strategy is understood and agreed upon by all.
Here is the Popocracy agenda...
Do you believe that at least some social sites and search engines should be nonprofit fundraisers for needy environmental and social concerns? Or are you fine with the fact that the billions of dollars these generate, always goes to those who already have billions of dollars? The oft-quoted fact is that out of the billions from the 1990's stock market boom, more than 80% ended up with around 5% of the population.
I believe that the world needs a competing alternative to the Wall Street stock market corporation. Otherwise our destiny is "corporate feudalism" in which everyone works and shops in Walmart and Microsoft style corporations and free enterprise is eliminated. We now have a narrow window of opportunity during which to change this destiny. As demonstrated by the nonprofit corporation Newman's Own, it should be possible for a nonprofit internet presence to compete with Wall Street giants, if a compelling strategy is developed. After such a nonprofit business model is established, then there will be two choices, profit or nonprofit.
"Nonprofit" does not mean there is no profit potential for entrepreneurs. Indeed the chance of success for a new or small business would be better, due to the advantage of consumer appeal, and the founding entrepreneur could claim a significant salary. In exchange for the greater likelihood of success, the entrepreneur gives up only the remote likelihood of making billions. If billions are made, this is donated to charity.
I believe that a fully-evolved nonprofit business model will not only be more appealing in many cases, but also the existence of greater choice can only strengthen the stock market entities through healthy competition, as well as improve economic stability through greater diversity of economic engines.
If my philosophy appeals to you, and if you have some time on your hands and are skilled in the installation and maintenance of an appropriate CMS, I assume you will have serious questions. Please "reply" publicly or click here to contact me privately.