This website is where individuals and organizations can publicly declare that their highest priority is the common good and second priority is profit or mission.
As more join in this declaration, people will come to this website to find the organizations that have made this commitment to determine where to shop or provide support.
The nature of being a voluntary member of a society, any society including the now known human society on Earth, is to freely choose to give priority to the common good.
The next layer of maturity of capitalism is when competitors, like those in a sports league, voluntarily reach agreements that give priority to the common good with the auditors being the referees. Then, again like the teams in a sports league, they compete as ferociously as before.
The fundamental agreement of us all in a human society is to give priority to the common good of the society. Now, with a government official present in their meetings to assure the public the agreements were for the common good and not for collusion, they have freely and mutually fulfilled this responsibility.
Common good capitalism is inevitable. It is the next layer of maturation of free markets.
This is legal! It already exists! Through existing organizations in the private sector, such as the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission, competitors voluntarily agree "on thousands of voluntary consensus safety standards."
Common good capitalism will be extending this activity into additional agreements on standards among competitors in each product market: minimum wage being a livable wage, environmental policies, reversing racism, and more.
Anti-trust laws are not effective in the Information Age: competitors quickly and easily know what each other are doing. They can easily coordinate their activities for mutual self-interest. This CGC Movement invites them to mature to freely and publicly choose to give priority to the common good.
Today, over 80% of many product markets are dominated by two or three competitors. CVS-Walgreens, Home Depot-Lowe’s, and MasterCard-Visa are visible ones. This makes it much easier to mature into common good capitalism.
Since agreements will be public and always give priority to the common good, both governments and citizens will enthusiastically support our maturation into common good capitalism.
Capital making more capital for capital is second in priority in capitalism. What is fundamental is individual freedom and free markets. Common good capitalism builds on what is fundamental in capitalism.
The mature nature of being a voluntary member of a society, any society including the now known human society on Earth, is to freely choose to give priority to the common good.
This website is where individuals and all organizations can publicly declare their highest priority is the common good and their second priority is profit or mission.
As more join in this declaration, people will come to this website to find the organizations that have made this commitment to determine where to shop, invest, and donate. Read More
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Become a part of our movement
In a human society, our highest priority is always the common good. Our second priority is our self-interest.
Our goal is to bring about a widespread and very public conversation on the topic
"When human beings reach the higher layers of human maturity
do they freely choose to give priority to the common good or self-interest?"
About the Common Good Capitalism Movement
The mission of the Common Good Capitalism Movement is to mature capitalism into common good
Common Good Capitalism is when in a free market economy individuals and organizations freely choose
to give priority to the common good and second priority to profit or mission. They can act alone. Or they
can join in an association with competitors to reach agreements to voluntarily raise the level labor,
environmental, and social playing field beyond what governments have demanded of them while
continuing to compete as a secondary priority. Relative to one another this cooperation for the common
good will not increase costs. This is not collusion for self-interest; it is cooperation for the common good
and, therefore, legal. To assure the public it is not collusion but only
cooperation for the common good, a government official will always be
invited to be present at all of their meetings.
We are confident the answer to the above question will be what the wise throughout history have discovered: we freely choose to give priority to the common good. It has usually been labeled "moral behavior." This cannot be legislated or policed because it can only be the result of unique free choices in each particular situation. Therefore, this is an invitation to you to freely choose to join this movement.
If the priority of your for-profit or non-profit organization is the common good - whatever you
determine it to be, register it here.
This will allow it to receive the recognition it deserves. It will also allow others who seek to do business
with such organizations to come to this website and discover you have made this declaration. As this
movement grows, each day more will come to this site to see if your organization is registered here.
You can join this movement both as an individual (free) and organization (an annual currency amount
you choose). Probably you and your organization are already a part of it but not being recognized for it.
Now you can be recognized for it and also actively participate in this voluntary maturation of capitalism.
Ways to Commit to Common Good Capitalism
An organization can do any one or more of these as it deems appropriate.
COMMON GOOD CERTIFIED
COMMON GOOD COMPETITORS