I can give a (hopefully short) summery of how the Harvest works for everyone here.
First, to the best of my knowledge there is no complete set of protocols that make the Harvest work so far. It is all just theory.
The basics and some of its effects are
- SEEDS measures the use of Seeds and predicts the economic value in the near future based on demand and circulation of Seeds.
- SEEDS gives out the potential growth of the economy as Harvest or doesn’t when the economy seems to decline (it is also possible to put in inflation/deflation programmatically).
- It incentivizes people to contribute to the growth of SEEDS to get a Harvest.
- It couples value given to actual value perceived (it’s not created out of thin air).
- The share of the Harvest received by Residents, Citizens and Organizations depends on their Contribution Score.
- Conditions have to be met to receive this UEI.
- The Contribution Score is measured through parameters and move on a percentile scale from 0-99.
- The percentile make sure the Harvest distribution doesn’t become unbalanced and furthers inequality but instead creates more equitability long term.
- The parameters can include things like “sustainable shopping” “regenerative shopping” etc.
- The Harvest rewards “good actions” according to the Citizens, incentivizing the growth of SEEDS and the regeneration of the planet.
- Everything can be altered or completely changed by the Citizens without the need for check points except the Constitutional Guardians.
The SEEDS Basic Income triggers growth slightly different than the Harvest but both are incentives to grow the economy.
The Harvest does not require growth to have happened but for growth to be likely. It has to predict the demand for the Seeds value to be stable.
As soon as new Seeds are given out via the Harvest it ideally triggers more Seeds to flow and go around the whole ecosystem, supporting mainly “good actions”.
So I personally don’t see so much how the Basic Income would bring in something that the Harvest doesn’t already but with less organizing and overseeing.
It does support directly the basic necessity providers and creates equality but not necessarily equitability.
- Which amount of Basic Income will be fair for the whole world?
Since the Basic Income is created without consideration of demand but on human perception it is a weak point.
- It possibly creates the notion of privilege (I have a right to receive …) which means if at some point it is not smart to continue giving the Basic Income it can not be taken back easily because it is a fixed amount based on human perception.
That’s why for me it only makes sense if it is mainly coupled to the economic stability/growth/decline.
If the economy is growing it loses it’s value and becomes more a hindrance since the Basic Income is limited in use but the Harvest not.
If the economy is declining though it can help rejuvenating the economy by creating a financial injection that doesn’t save Banks but rather humans and regenerative farmers.
So for me both could be used together quite well but have to be well calibrated.