WHY DO WE EXIST?
The gap between the haves and have-nots is due to unethical capital accumulation (capital accumulated through labor exploitation and not reinvested / equitably distributed). This seems to be the case despite the nature of the state and the market setup. We have traditionally relied on either the state or the market to pull us out of such economic distress, but this time we have an opportunity to build a credible third institution - the community.
Dr. RaghuramRajan's book TheThirdPillar outlines the need for communities (space-based) as the balancing act between the state and market. We go a step deeper (through research and building communities) and have written the specifications for open protocols that will position Skill-based Communities as new economic institutions that are autonomous, decentralized, and equitable.