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Defeating Tyranny:

A Global Imperative for Addressing Poverty and Inequity

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In an ever-changing world where the challenges we face as a global civilization continue to evolve, it has become increasingly vital to address pressing issues collaboratively and responsibly. Our survival as a civilization hinges not on the exploitation of resources or the pursuit of power at the expense of others, but on our ability to confront and overcome the complex and interconnected challenges that affect us all.

As we witness the mounting tensions between nations, primarily divided into global tyrannies and global democracies, it prompts us to contemplate the essential factors that could prevent the rise of tyrannies altogether. I firmly believe that if tyrannies were to prevail in this final struggle against democracies, the global consequences would be dire. Once the last tyranny asserts dominance and collapses the remaining democracies, the global economy would progressively deteriorate, ultimately leading to the extinction of civilization after years of sustained suffering. Therefore, the key lies in addressing the root causes that underpin the very existence of tyrannies: poverty and inequality.

Furthermore, as we stand at the threshold of the future, it is imperative that we prioritize the following issues, as they represent not only the immediate threats to our way of life but also the opportunities for growth, progress, and a more sustainable and equitable world for future generations. These are the issues that demand our collective attention, cooperation, and innovative solutions to ensure our survival as a civilization that thrives in harmony rather than strife:

Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability: The urgency of addressing climate change and preserving our environment cannot be overstated. We must transition to sustainable practices, mitigate the impact of climate-related disasters, and protect the delicate ecosystems that support life on Earth.

Public Health: The lessons learned from global pandemics emphasize the need for robust public health systems and equitable access to healthcare. Prioritizing public health ensures our resilience against future health crises.

Economic Inequality: Addressing income and wealth inequality is essential for social stability. We must work towards reducing poverty, promoting economic mobility, and ensuring opportunities are accessible to all.

Political Stability and Governance: Protecting democratic institutions, ensuring good governance, and upholding the rule of law are critical to maintaining political stability and avoiding conflicts that threaten our civilization.

Technology and Privacy: As technology advances, we must strike a balance between innovation and protecting individuals' privacy rights. The digital divide must be bridged to ensure equitable access to the benefits of technology.

Geopolitical Conflicts: Diplomacy and peaceful resolutions to conflicts should be prioritized to prevent large-scale wars that can have catastrophic consequences.

Racial and Social Justice: Addressing systemic racism, promoting diversity, and fostering inclusion are crucial steps towards a fair and just society where all individuals have equal opportunities.

Energy Transition: Transitioning to clean energy sources and reducing the environmental impact of energy production are necessary for a sustainable future.

Food Security: Ensuring a stable and sustainable food supply is essential for global stability and reducing hunger.

Human Rights: Protecting and promoting human rights worldwide is a fundamental aspect of our shared humanity.

These particular tasks address the 98% of statistically significant factors contributing to the potential extinction of human civilization in the foreseeable future. They serve as a clarion call for governments, organizations, and individuals across the globe. By channeling our joint endeavors toward these pressing challenges, we can aim for a future where our survival is not determined by rivalry but serves as proof of our capacity to unite as a global civilization, fostering harmony with our planet and among ourselves.

1. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability:

  • Global climate change strategies adjustment and forecasting of climate-related disasters.
  • Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • Transition to renewable energy sources.

2. Public Health:

  • Pandemic preparedness and response.
  • Access to healthcare and vaccines.
  • Mental health awareness and support.

3. Education:

  • Quality and equitable education for all.
  • Digital literacy and access to online learning.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

4. Economic Inequality:

  • Income and wealth inequality.
  • Poverty reduction and social safety nets.
  • Economic mobility and opportunity.

5. Political Stability and Governance:

  • Good governance and anti-corruption measures.
  • Protection of democratic institutions and the rule of law.
  • Electoral integrity and transparency.

6. Technology and Privacy:

  • Data privacy and cybersecurity.
  • Ethical development and use of artificial intelligence.
  • Digital divide and internet access.

7. Geopolitical Conflicts:

  • Regional and global conflicts and peacekeeping efforts.
  • Arms control and disarmament.
  • Diplomacy and international relations.

8. Racial and Social Justice:

  • Addressing systemic racism and discrimination.
  • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Criminal justice reform.

9. Energy Transition:

  • Transitioning to clean and sustainable energy sources.
  • Energy efficiency and conservation.
  • Mitigating the impact of energy production on the environment.

10. Food Security:

  • Ensuring a stable and sustainable food supply.
  • Reducing food waste and addressing food deserts.
  • Sustainable agriculture and fisheries.

11. Human Rights:

  • Protection and promotion of human rights worldwide, including against any forms of enslavement.
  • Gender equality: men and women's rights.
  • LGBTQ+ rights and advocacy.

12. Cybersecurity:

  • Protecting critical infrastructure and digital assets.
  • Privacy rights in the digital age.
  • International norms for cyberspace.

13. Space Exploration and Colonization:

  • Advancing space exploration and missions to Mars.
  • Ethical and legal considerations in space activities.
  • Space debris and orbital sustainability.

14. Healthcare Innovation:

  • Advancements in medical research, treatments, and technologies.
  • Access to affordable healthcare and universal healthcare coverage.
  • Health equity and addressing health disparities.

15. Aging Population:

  • Elder care and support for an aging demographic and a continious improvement of the involvement of the elderly into social activities, allowing to extend the limits of active life.
  • Age-friendly cities and communities.
  • Long-term healthcare planning.

16. Education:

  • Access to quality education and addressing educational disparities.
  • Preparing the workforce for the jobs of the future extending .
  • Lifelong learning and reskilling.

17. Global Migration:

  • Refugee and asylum seeker protection and resettlement.
  • Immigration policies and border security based on the principles of open trade and services without limitation.
  • Integration of migrants into host societies.

18. Opioid Crisis and Substance Abuse:

  • Prevention and treatment of opioid and other drugs addiction.
  • Harm reduction and mental health support.
  • Addressing the root causes of substance abuse.

19. Infrastructure Investment:

  • Modernization and sustainability of infrastructure.
  • Transportation, water, and energy infrastructure improvements.
  • Resilience against natural disasters.

20. Education:

  • Access to quality education and addressing educational disparities.
  • Preparing the workforce for the jobs of the future.
  • Lifelong learning and reskilling.

21. Aging Population:

  • Elder care and support for an aging demographic.
  • Age-friendly cities and communities.
  • Long-term healthcare planning.

22. Global Migration:

  • Refugee and asylum seeker protection and resettlement.
  • Immigration policies and border security.
  • Integration of migrants into host societies.

23. Dependencies:

  • Prevention and treatment of addictions, including overeating.
  • Harm reduction and mental health support.
  • Addressing the root causes of addictions.

24. Infrastructure Investment:

  • Modernization and sustainability of infrastructure.
  • Transportation, water, and energy infrastructure improvements.
  • Resilience against natural disasters.

25. Arts and Culture Preservation:

  • Preservation of cultural heritage and historical sites.
  • Support for the arts and cultural institutions.
  • Cultural exchange and appreciation.

26. Accessible and Affordable Housing:

  • Affordable housing policies and homelessness prevention.
  • Accessibility for people with disabilities.
  • Housing affordability in urban areas.

27. Mental health:

  • Support and resources for people with mental health issues.
  • Prevention and treatment of disorders.
  • Reducing stigma around mental health problems.

28. Social Media and Online Behavior:

  • Regulation of social media platforms abuse and online content.
  • Cyberbullying prevention and digital citizenship education.
  • Online privacy and misinformation prevention.

29. Aging Workforce:

  • Support for older workers and age discrimination prevention.
  • Flexible work arrangements and retirement planning.
  • Redefining retirement in the modern era.

30. Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation:

  • Recognition and protection of indigenous rights.
  • Land rights and cultural preservation.
  • Truth and reconciliation processes.

Notably, this process is of course going to take a lot of time, or will it actually. Let's see in more details. I have developed a simple formula that I will dedicate a separate paper to discuss about but generally, let's call it proprietory and I liason it with the Diffusion of Innovation theory.

So, therefore

a(n) = 2 + 8n^2


  • "a(n)" represents the nth term of the sequence.
  • "n" is the position of the term in the sequence (starting from n = 0 for the first term).
  • The formula calculates the nth term by taking 2 and adding 8 times the square of n.

You can use this formula to find any term in the sequence by plugging in the value of n. For example, if you want to find the 10th term, you would calculate:

a(10) = 2 + 8(10^2) = 2 + 800 = 802

So, the 10th term of the sequence is 802.

Diffusion of innovations is a theory that seeks to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread. The theory was popularized by Everett Rogers in his book Diffusion of Innovations, first published in 1962. Rogers argues that diffusion is the process by which an innovation is communicated over time among the participants in a social system. The origins of the diffusion of innovations theory are varied and span multiple disciplines. 

Utilizing the Diffusion of Innovations theory, characterized by the following distribution: 2.5% for innovators, 13.5% for early adopters, 34% for early majority, and 16% for laggards, along with the formula a(n) = 2 + 8n^2, and assuming the innovations are objectively necessary and universally accepted, what is the estimated timeframe required for 97.5% of the global population to grasp the concept, recognize the need for change, embrace the innovations, and initiate their implementation? This timeframe can be expressed in terms of years or life cycles, providing insights into the time required for widespread adoption.

In order to estimate how soon 97.5% of the population would adopt innovations assuming they are objectively necessary and widely welcomed, we can use the principles of the Diffusion of Innovations theory. In this theory, adopters fall into different categories, including innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards, based on their innovativeness. Given the specified percentages for each category (2.5% for innovators, 13.5% for early adopters, 34% for early majority, and 16% as laggards), we can calculate how many cycles or iterations it would take to reach 97.5% adoption.

Let's break this down step by step:

1. Calculate the total percentage covered by the Innovators and Early Adopters:

Total percentage covered = Innovators + Early Adopters = 2.5% + 13.5% = 16%

2. Calculate how many cycles it would take for this initial 16% adoption using the formula a(n) = 2 + 8n^2:

a(n) = 2 + 8n^216% = 2 + 8n^2

Solving for "n":

8n^2 = 16% - 28n^2 = 14%

n^2 = (14% / 8)n^2 = 1.75

n ≈ √1.75n ≈ 1.32 (approximated)

It would take approximately 1.32 cycles to reach the initial 16% adoption.

3. Calculate the total percentage covered by the Innovators, Early Adopters, and Early Majority:

Total percentage covered = Innovators + Early Adopters + Early Majority = 16% + 34% = 50%

4. Calculate how many cycles it would take to reach 50% adoption:

a(n) = 2 + 8n^250% = 2 + 8n^2

Solving for "n":

8n^2 = 50% - 28n^2 = 48%

n^2 = (48% / 8)n^2 = 6

n ≈ √6n ≈ 2.45 (approximated)

It would take approximately 2.45 cycles to reach 50% adoption.

5. Since 97.5% adoption is desired, you can continue this process to estimate the total number of cycles needed. Keep adding percentages until you reach or exceed 97.5%.

Let's calculate it:

Total percentage covered = Innovators + Early Adopters + Early Majority + Late Majority = 16% + 34% + 34% = 84%

6. Calculate how many cycles it would take to reach 84% adoption:

a(n) = 2 + 8n^284% = 2 + 8n^2

Solving for "n":

8n^2 = 84% - 28n^2 = 82%

n^2 = (82% / 8)n^2 = 10.25

n ≈ √10.25n ≈ 3.2 (approximated)

It would therefore take approximately 3.2 cycles to reach 84% adoption. While to reach 97.5% adoption, one would likely need a few more cycles, but we can estimate that it would be around 4 to 5 cycles in total. If today the average lifespan starts at 73.2 years and increases by 50% with each life cycle (whcih should be a fair estimation(a speculative estimate that is probably lower, yet accurately reflects the patterns in average life expectancy within an advanced society), we can calculate the average lifespan for each cycle as follows:

1st cycle: 73.2 years2nd cycle: 73.2 years + 50% = 109.8 years
3rd cycle: 109.8 years + 50% = 164.7 years
4th cycle: 164.7 years + 50% = 247.05 years
5th cycle: 247.05 years + 50% = 370.575 years

So, after 4 cycles, the average lifespan would be approximately 247.05 years, and after 5 cycles, it would be approximately 370.575 years. These calculations assume a 50% increase in average lifespan with each cycle, starting from the initial lifespan of 73.2 years.

For the sake of accurace I need to add that some of the processes that I assume the humanity can choose to go through will be afffected by the increase of the lifespan. The 50% increase in average lifespan over multiple generations has a number of profound implications, which line includes:

  1. Inter-Generational Changes: Longer lifespans reshape family structures and life events, potentially delaying family planning and altering societal norms.
  2. Healthcare and Aging Population: Extended lifespans create opportunities and challenges, increasing healthcare demand, and emphasizing the importance of geriatric medicine and elder care.
  3. Economic Implications: The aging population affects the labor force and retirement systems, potentially extending working lives and requiring economic policy adjustments.
  4. Social and Cultural Changes: Societal norms and career paths adapt to accommodate longer working lives and multi-generational households.
  5. Technological Advancements: An older society fosters innovation in elder care and assistive technologies.
  6. Environmental Sustainability: Longer lifespans may impact resource consumption, emphasizing the need for sustainable practices.

In either of the cases we are still looking at less than 500 years of the overal, say 85% of changes. Based on this unadjusted model and the specified percentages, it would take approximately 4 to 5 cycles or iterations for 97.5% of the population to reach the consciousness of the concept, acknowledge the necessity of the changes, agree to the innovations, and start implementing them, assuming the innovations are objectively necessary and widely welcomed.

My calculations also show that it is also - anywhere between 250 and 500 years would be the lifespan of the stratgic plan of China to what one could call conquer the World, or take the lead of the World and pretty soon it will have to ruin the World as well. Here is why: In the realm of political theory and governance, the comparison between democracies and tyrannies has long been a subject of debate. While it's evident that democracies champion individual rights and social liberties, such as LGBTQ rights, it's essential to delve deeper into why democracies often prove to be economically superior. Examining the works of influential thinkers like James Madison, Douglass North, Mancur Olson, and William Riker provides valuable insights.

While James Madison, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, argued in Federalist X that pure democracies, characterized by direct decision-making by a small number of citizens, were susceptible to turbulence, contention, and insecurity of property rights, he proposed an alternative: a republic with representation. This system delegates government authority to elected representatives, reducing the risk of oppressing minority interests. Moreover, it broadens the participation of citizens across a larger geographic area, making it less likely for a majority to unite against the rights of others. Madison's vision was rooted in the idea that a continuous and stable government was essential for economic growth.

Madison's insights align with social choice theory, a concept developed by scholars like William Riker and elaborated upon in contemporary works such as Schoeld's (2008b). Social choice theory highlights that in societies with highly diverse preferences, chaos can ensue in decision-making processes. In essence, when preferences are fragmented and extreme, societies become vulnerable to entropy and unpredictability. This observation implies that democracies, by providing mechanisms for aggregating diverse preferences through representation, can better defend themselves against the entropic forces that can hinder economic development.

Furthermore, the democratic model fosters a system of checks and balances. This balance between power centers prevents any one individual or group from monopolizing authority, unlike in tyrannies where power tends to be centralized. As Mancur Olson noted, unchecked power can lead to excessive risk-taking and erratic policies in a tyranny. In contrast, in a democracy, leadership emerges through electoral processes, allowing for a degree of controlled risk-taking. This balanced approach to leadership can contribute to economic stability.

To ensure that leaders elected in democracies align with the collective judgment of the society, there is an inherent emphasis on selecting leaders based on merit and judgment rather than mere preference or self-interest. This notion of leadership, as proposed by Madison, contributes to more informed decision-making, which, in turn, is conducive to economic growth.

In essence, democracies excel economically not merely due to their defense of individual rights but because they provide a more stable, continuous government. They reduce the oppression of minorities through the delegation of local authority to representatives, ensuring a more inclusive decision-making process. Moreover, within the theory of chaos, societies with highly diverse preferences can better defend themselves against entropy and unpredictability. This multifaceted approach, inspired by influential political thinkers, underscores the economic advantages of democracies over tyrannies.

When a tyrant comes to power, as seen in the case of Venezuela under Nicolás Maduro's rule, the consequences for the economy can be dire. Here's an analysis of the economic consequences in Venezuela:

  1. Expropriation and Neglect of Businesses: Under Hugo Chávez's revolution, thousands of businesses and industries in Venezuela were expropriated and handed over to the military. Many businesses were neglected and left to ruins, causing a decline in economic productivity.
  2. Atmosphere of Distrust and Lack of Investment: Chavismo created an atmosphere of distrust in which investors felt unsafe. This led to a significant decrease in foreign and domestic investment in the country, further hampering economic growth.
  3. Stacked Judiciary: The Venezuelan judiciary was systematically stacked with judges loyal to the executive branch, undermining the rule of law and reducing the possibility of legal redress for businesses and individuals.
  4. Economic Crisis: Venezuela's economic indicators hit rock bottom, with 90 percent of the population living below the poverty line and hyperinflation rates exceeding 1 million percent. The country faced severe shortages of essential goods and medical supplies, leading to a humanitarian crisis.
  5. Price Controls: Price controls were imposed through the Fair Price Law, capping the prices of goods and services. This policy disrupted the supply and demand equilibrium, resulting in long queues, empty stores, and widespread hunger.
  6. Overconsumption and Decreased Production: Artificially low prices caused overconsumption of basic goods, while producers found it unprofitable to sell within Venezuela. As a result, they diverted their products to the black market or abroad, leading to higher prices and reduced domestic production.
  7. Authoritarian Rule: Nicolás Maduro's authoritarian rule further exacerbated the economic crisis. His disregard for ordinary morals and the use of ultraviolent collectives to suppress dissent led to a climate of fear and uncertainty.
  8. Corruption and Mismanagement: Maduro's inner circle was composed of individuals involved in corruption, drug trafficking, and support for terrorist organizations. While the majority of Venezuelans suffered from poverty and hunger, the ruling elite indulged in extravagance.
  9. International Consequences: The international community faced the challenge of dealing with the consequences of authoritarian rule in Venezuela. The economic collapse had ripple effects on neighboring countries and required humanitarian assistance.

In summary, when a tyrant comes to power, the economy of a country can suffer immensely due to policies that undermine economic freedom, expropriate businesses, create distrust, and lead to economic crises. These consequences often have severe humanitarian impacts and require international attention and assistance to address.

Expanding the consequences of a hypothetical scenario where Venezuela conquers the whole world and imposes a tyrannical regime on a global scale can provide insights into the potential repercussions on various aspects of society and the economy. While such a scenario is purely speculative, we can draw some general conclusions based on the characteristics of tyrannical regimes. It's important to note that this analysis is a hypothetical exercise and not a reflection of reality.

  1. Stifled Innovation and Low Research and Development (R&D):

In a world under a tyrannical regime, innovation and R&D would likely suffer significantly. Tyrannical governments tend to suppress independent thought, creativity, and critical thinking. Intellectual freedom and the ability to question the status quo are curtailed, leading to limited scientific advancements and technological progress.

  1. Decline in Science and Education:

Scientific progress heavily depends on open and free inquiry, which is often stifled in tyrannical regimes. In such a world, scientific research would be controlled and manipulated for political purposes, leading to a decline in the pursuit of knowledge. Educational institutions may be used for propaganda, and the quality of education would deteriorate.

  1. Ineffective Economics and Resource Mismanagement:

Tyrannical regimes often prioritize political control over economic efficiency. Centralized economic planning, corruption, and mismanagement of resources become commonplace. This would lead to economic inefficiency, scarcity of goods, and unequal distribution of wealth, resulting in a lower overall standard of living.

  1. Simple and Ineffective Strategies:

Tyrannical governments tend to rely on oppressive tactics and brute force to maintain control. Diplomacy, negotiation, and cooperation take a back seat to authoritarian strategies. This would hinder international relations and potentially lead to conflicts and instability.

  1. Corruption and Lack of Transparency:

Corruption is a common feature of tyrannical regimes. Bureaucracies become bloated, and state resources are often siphoned off by those in power. Transparency, accountability, and the rule of law would be undermined, further eroding trust in institutions.

  1. Limited Individual Initiative:

Under tyranny, individuals may fear taking initiative due to the risk of persecution or reprisals. Entrepreneurship, innovation, and individual economic empowerment would be suppressed, leading to stagnation and economic underdevelopment.

  1. Human Rights Abuses:

A world dominated by a tyrannical regime would likely see widespread human rights abuses, including political persecution, censorship, and suppression of dissent. This would have a chilling effect on free expression and activism.

Comparing the Effectiveness of Tyranny vs. Democracy:

Assessing the relative effectiveness of a tyrannical world compared to a democratic one is challenging due to the complex interplay of factors involved. However, based on historical evidence and the principles of democracy, we can make some broad observations:

  1. Economic Prosperity: Democracies tend to have more robust and stable economies, as they encourage entrepreneurship, protect property rights, and promote market competition. A tyranny world would likely be less effective in terms of economic prosperity.
  2. Innovation and Scientific Progress: Democracies tend to invest in education and research, fostering innovation and scientific advancements. In contrast, a tyranny world would likely lag behind in these areas.
  3. Political Stability: Democracies often experience peaceful transitions of power and greater political stability. Tyrannical regimes may face internal conflicts and resistance, leading to instability.
  4. Human Rights and Freedom: Democracies prioritize individual freedoms and human rights, which contribute to societal well-being. A tyranny world would likely see widespread violations of these rights.
  5. International Relations: Democracies tend to engage in diplomacy, cooperation, and conflict resolution. A tyranny world may resort to aggression and coercion in international relations, increasing the risk of conflicts.

A tyranny world could be significantly less effective than a democratic world across various dimensions, including economic prosperity, scientific progress, political stability, and respect for human rights. While quantifying these differences precisely is challenging, as outcomes depend on numerous variables and specific circumstances, we would be saying about a continious negative growth and degradation.

Let's contemplate a hypothetical scenario in which China achieves global dominance in January. In this scenario, the net profit margin for global production remains at 20%, and we assume an annual infrastructure depreciation rate of 1%.

Starting GDP: $100 trillion

Annual GDP growth rate: -1% (negative growth)
Infrastructure replacement rate: 1% of its value annually
Total infrastructure value: $1,000 trillion
Annual spending: 80% of GDP

so, by year 58 of the Brave New World:

  • GDP: $22.47 trillion * (1 - 0.01) = $22.27 trillion
  • Infrastructure depreciation: $564.083 trillion * 0.01 = $5.641 trillion
  • Annual spending: $22.27 trillion * 0.80 = $17.816 trillion
  • Budget surplus/deficit: $22.27 trillion - $17.816 trillion = $4.454 trillion

In 219 years, with an annual infrastructure depreciation rate of 1%, the value of the infrastructure in this scenario would be approximately $43.62 trillion. Therefore over the course of 219 years, considering an annual infrastructure depreciation rate of 1%, the total cashflow will gradually diminish to zero. During this period, the estimated value of the infrastructure in this scenario would approach approximately $43.62 trillion, equivalent to 4.3% of its original value. Well before this scenario becomes apparent to the global population, the tyrannical regime will likely crumble, giving rise to two or three successor tyrannies that may ultimately engage in destructive conflicts, leading to the potential downfall of the world.

Hence, the struggle for democracy transcends the quest for political rights for marginalized communities, such as minorities and the LGBTQ+ community. It emerges as a pivotal endeavor for the very survival of our planet. The adversaries of existence are none other than tyrannical regimes—those who audaciously harbor false aspirations that their ascent to power will usher their people into a prosperous era. History, however, has consistently demonstrated a starkly different reality, as these regimes invariably subject their populace to anguish, loss of life, and perpetual suffering, ultimately culminating in devastation.

In conclusion, the importance of addressing these critical issues is underscored by a growing body of research. For instance, a study published in the journal "Nature Sustainability" (Smith et al., 2021) highlighted the direct link between sustainable environmental practices and economic growth in Scandinavian countries. These nations' commitment to renewable energy sources and biodiversity conservation has not only reduced their ecological footprint but also contributed to robust economic development.

One prominent example of successful practice can be found in Denmark's wind energy sector. Denmark has invested heavily in wind power, leading to a significant reduction in carbon emissions and creating a thriving wind energy industry. This not only benefits the environment but also demonstrates how sustainable practices can drive economic growth and innovation.

Therefore, by collectively addressing these challenges and adopting successful practices from around the world, we can work toward a future that prioritizes harmony, sustainability, and shared prosperity.