The Zero Theft Movement develops proprietary software for American citizens to eliminate any rigged parts of the economy. They investigate and vote on:
Zero Theft Movement’s Social Purpose Report
ZTM Technologies SPC’s Social Purpose Report
The “ZTM organization” and “ZTM” are often used throughout the document. They refer to the ZTM Technologies SPC and/or the software it releases.
U.S. citizens want to know IF their economy is rigged, WHERE it’s rigged, HOW MUCH of the economy is rigged (a $ estimate), and methods to HUNT DOWN proof of all of the above. The Zero Theft Movement provides citizens with a convenient, easy-to-use technology to solve these problems. When people join the movement, they can immediately see how citizens have voted on IF, WHERE, and HOW MUCH the economy is rigged.
The Zero Theft Movement develops open-source software, which serves as a virtual voting booth. The voting platform enables citizen investigators to upload the deepest research into foul play throughout the economy. The software also calculates votes and compiles the work of citizen investigators into a clear and accessible FINAL REPORT showing IF, WHERE, and HOW MUCH the economy is rigged. The REPORT gives an estimated dollar amount on the amount rigged, a figure decided solely by the votes of citizens and citizen investigators.
To be completely clear, the founder and members behind the Zero Theft Movement do not decide IF, WHERE, and HOW MUCH the economy is rigged. Only the voting results decide those three matters. The Zero Theft Software’s breakthrough is the creation of a direct-democracy voting booth, which outputs poll results and reports faithfully capturing the voice of the full citizen base (one citizen, one vote).
The following list outlines the objectives related to our organization’s social purpose. The rest of this document will directly discuss each objective identified below.
2a. Short-Term Objectives
2b. Long-Term Objectives
We hope to rally citizens in our effort to produce the “Full Rigged Economy Report.” This document compiles the top-rated problem reports and voting results for each problem area. Citizens will have the unprecedented opportunity to find out what parts of the economy are rigged and how much is being ripped off (according to their fellow citizens). The Full Report is generated on holon websites and remains publicly available at all times.
“Theft,” “stealing,” and other synonyms are cases when money is, figuratively speaking, taken from the victim’s pocket, either by force or through other unethical means, and transferred to the thief’s pocket. Note the key differences between what ZTM calls “legal theft” and the movement’s concept of the “philosopher’s unethical theft.”
LEGAL THEFT: Legal theft refers to THEFT or STEALING that Congress has allowed or ignored. The legislative body can either pass laws that enable bad actors to make extra undue profits off of the American public, or it can block legislative reform that would stop economic elites from ripping off the public legally.
PHILOSOPHER’S UNETHICAL THEFT: This refers to when a citizen or citizens believe money has been taken unethically, though not necessarily illegally. This is a superset of legal theft. You can view this form of theft as violating anti-theft laws Congress already SHOULD have established long ago.
It is imperative that citizens put on their philosopher’s hat and call out what they believe to be THEFT and STEALING. They must do so to protect themselves and the public from being victims of theft. Citizens should use the concept of the philosopher’s unethical theft to identify where Congress could have sold out the American public. Some of our lawmakers could be legislating based on what benefits a few crony corporations most, ripping off the public in the process. In the context of ZTM, citizens should use the term “rigged” to refer to the areas where theft in any of its forms is occurring.
“The economy is rigged” is a vague, unsubstantiated claim that does not lead to reform. Nobody can clearly judge whether the claim is true or false. Furthermore, calculating the amount unethically taken via a rigged economy seems impossible without an organized, structured approach.
We must only eliminate the rigged parts of the economy, not any of the ethical parts. You can view the rigged parts of the economy as cancer cells eating away at a body (i.e., the economy). Ideally, a state-of-the-art medical device could produce a map showing exactly where the cancer cells are in the patient’s body. The map would enable the doctor to remove the cancer cells WITHOUT touching the healthy cells whatsoever.
ETHICAL ECONOMY: This is the major portion of the economy that equates to the healthy cells in the body. ZTM wants the ethical economy to be in full operation while citizens remove the rigged layer. Without the cancer cells, the ethical economy can truly thrive.
RIGGED LAYER of the ECONOMY: Citizens using the ZTM software will have the power to OUT the rigged layer. This way the public will not confuse or conflate the ethical parts and rigged parts of the economy, allowing the public to eliminate only the cancer cells.
The Zero Theft Movement wants citizen investigators to find the true amount corporations (and others) spend on lobbying.
These are questions ZTM would like all citizens to work together to answer:
ZTM is concerned that citizens today choose to not answer the questions above. Citizens must address these questions to have the power to fix the rigged economy.
The following chart shows the total lobbying spend annually, from 2016-2019. These statistics appear as the top search result on Google when you look for the amount spent on lobbying in the U.S.
|2019||$3.51 Billion / year|
|2018||$3.46 Billion / year|
|2017||$3.38 Billion / year|
|2016||$3.16 Billion / year|
Our organization is dedicated to fixing the problem by:
The Zero Theft Movement is dedicated to fixing the rigged economy in an ethical fashion. We believe that violence, for example, is categorically unnecessary to effect positive change. The ZTM direct democracy voting software provides the public with the best tools to eliminate the rigged economy by promoting the following:
There are good and bad ways for political change to fix the economy:
|GOOD & ETHICAL WAYS||BAD & UNETHICAL WAYS|
|Preserve ethical parts of the economy*||Remove ethical parts of the economy/production|
|Democracy & representative democracy||Unethical by non-democratic methods|
|Congress DOES NOT sell out the American people||Congress sells out & makes it legal to rip off citizens via a rigged economy|
|Money is NOT unethically taken from citizens via a rigged economy||Money IS unethically taken from citizens via a rigged economy|
|Free speech||Citizens are impeded from free speech, when they talk about the rigged economy|
|Right to assemble||Citizens are impeded from publicly protesting the rigged economy|
|Freedom of the Press||Journalists are impeded from freedom of the press when they write about the rigged economy|
* That do not have rigged economy mixed in with their ethical part of the economy
The Zero Theft Movement is dedicated to the GOOD & ETHICAL path above. We must avoid going down the BAD & UNETHICAL path. ZTM’s democratic, transparent, and secure voting platform allows citizens to solve the problem in an ethical and effective manner. By voting on IF the rigged economy exists, WHERE it’s rigged, and its SIZE, society will never experience the items in the BAD & UNETHICAL list above.
The ethical economy outputs myriad necessities and luxuries: food, housing, transportation, services to keep citizens safe, education (K-12 & University), and so much more.
The goal is to have a powerful tool (voting software) to distinguish the ETHICAL ECONOMY from the RIGGED LAYER. With our platform, we can specifically eliminate the rigged areas without threatening the health of the ethical economy.
We intend to generate public support for our tool to separate the rigged parts of the economy from the ethical parts.
The following citizens would likely be a good fit for the role of “citizen investigator”:
Citizen investigators perform the following responsibilities:
Citizens should construct their proposals in TEXT files that can be entered into the ZTM platform. Investigators should use a syntax (most likely YAML) that is computer-readable in order for our software to conveniently and clearly present voting results, estimates for amount ripped off, evidence, etc. for any given country.
TEXT and schema compatible files (YAML) also enable us to transparently store the evidence, votes, etc. in a public and secure database.
Problem proposals are the TEXT files that citizen investigators author and submit into the ZTM voting system.
The ZTM voting software aims to use the blockchain as a database that stores:
The reason for storing the information on the Ethereum blockchain is to make all of our work transparent and auditable. By doing so, the movement can build public trust that every vote has come from a real citizen.
Also, tools may be built to identify anyone who attempts to add illegitimate voters or votes. Being open-source means that citizens can help create software, which pinpoints and separates out data that does not map to real citizens (of that country), or voting data that does not come from real citizens.
The software is designed to work in any country but only actual citizens of the given country can vote on proposals. In other words, only U.S. citizens can vote on rigged areas in the U.S. economy. Only Canadian citizens can vote on rigged areas in the Canadian economy. And so on. Each country can have its own rigged economy report. The movement is likely to remain exclusive to the U.S. until we can raise funding to support expansion into other countries.
The ZTM software is designed so people can register as a citizen of the country (where they own citizenship)
The goal is that each person can receive a figurative “voter card” enabling them to vote in direct democracy.
The immediate goal is to create incredibly powerful tools to measure a rigged economy.
Blockchain has private encryption/signing keys, which provides security in our system. Furthermore, all citizens must pass our identity check through the registration process. This measure helps us ensure that each citizen’s vote matters.
This ecosystem and platform enable verification tools to help identify:
The Zero Theft Movement makes no claim to have official verification of citizenship or personhood. However, the registration system is a major technological breakthrough that provides the foundations for others to build those verification systems. Blockchain’s transparency opens possibilities for many different people/groups to build software tools that monitor some, or even all, of the following:
The ZTM organization and/or software does not claim to detect these problems. We are just building the technology that may enable others to build software that fully or partially solves these goals.
The Zero Theft Movement calls out all citizens who want to make their country HEALTHY and ETHICAL. All citizens who want their country to be safe for their children, and their children’s future children. All citizens who want their country to be a place that fosters safe, secure, and healthy living for all. The Zero Theft Movement needs all of your help.
ZTM EMPOWERS you to solve big hard problems that people may have previously found unfixable. Citizens should view that our software (and the people behind the Zero Theft Movement) has created the technological breakthroughs necessary to fix seemingly unsolvable problems like the rigged economy.
Some people are passionate about fixing climate change, systemic racism, wealth inequality, or other big issues. ZTM’s direct-democracy software can serve as the tool needed to solve those problems. If the problems you care about haven’t been solved yet, perhaps it’s because the current representative democracy has blocked your efforts. Especially when considering how the wealthy and corporations can corrupt congress (and parliaments) across the globe. Please support the Zero Theft Movement and the software + technological ecosystem. Your support will result in a robust voting platform that enables you to solve all kinds of big problems our countries face.
If representative democracies worked properly, the big problem you face would have been solved already. Your support of the Zero Theft Movement (software + ecosystem + people) will empower citizens all around the globe to solve your remaining problems.
First, register to be an “unverified” citizen in the ZTM software. Then go through the process to get verified* using the software.
Then please vote. Voting is how we solve the rigged economy and demonstrate the power of these tools to solve other systemic problems citizens face.
The first thing citizens do is go to https://ZeroTheft.net/ to download the Full Rigged Economy Report. It quickly and clearly informs you on the problem across the economy but also lets you dig into specific areas that interest you. The evidence and estimates will shock many when they realize how prevalent the problem could be.
Although voting will start with a few people, we will continue to attract citizens to grow our voter base. We hope you vote in order to have us progress this report, so it can more accurately reflect public sentiments. View the Full Report now: https://ZeroTheft.net/
The goal is for citizens to learn more about the rigged economy through the Full Report. It will feature the following elements:
The Full Report shows about 2 pages of the TEXT file of each area’s top-rated problem proposal. We include a hyperlink at the end of those pages that navigates to the holon’s website. We hope citizens will be hooked by the excerpts and follow the hyperlink to read the full problem proposal on the holon’s website.
The following are the material actions the ZTM Technologies SPC expects to take in the future to achieve its social-purpose goals:
These are the financial measures of the ZTM Technologies SPC:
These are the operating measures the ZTM Technologies SPC expects to take action in the future achieve our social-purpose goals:
The previous section lists all the measures ZTM has currently planned.
While it might appear new to many, the rigged economy has existed throughout history. Companies and the rich have taken money in an unethical way from citizens or specific demographics.
1860 – 1940: Jim Crow laws
1940 – 1970: Lack of Civil Rights laws
The U.S. economy has been rigged in a targeted way, against black citizens. It has caused incredible damage to the black community.
The Zero Theft Movement is focused on fixing this potential problem, as the rigged economy could continue to take money unethically if we don’t do anything about it.
The Zero Theft Movement plans to have large-scale breakthroughs for the black community by:
The Zero Theft Movement will get to the racist part of the rigged economy a few years into the future.
OUR BIG REQUEST: please support the Zero Theft Movement! Support the software, ecosystem, and people behind the movement. We need your help and active participation to make the software and ecosystem self-sustaining, healthy, widely accepted, and credible.
With your support, we can fix the rigged economy and create a system that works for everyone (including the black community). Securing the ecosystem for the future will allow the Zero Theft Movement to later tackle the racist section of the rigged economy. We need the first generation of software and ecosystem to succeed in order to specifically eliminate the racist parts of the rigged economy in the future.
The Zero Theft Movement Founder