Integral Accounting

The Value Exchange Framework

Integral Trade® utilizes the six principles of Integral Accounting as a value exchange system. Attributes of value include Commodity, Custom and Culture, Knowledge, Money, Technology, and Well-Being. Below we expand on the meaning given to the six dimensions.

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Commodity – elements present in communities which, through cultivation, production, or value-add, can be used to generate means of social or commercial engagement.
Custom & Culture – practices and expressions of individual or community held values and traditions which create a context for social interactions. This include expressions of social values, priorities and memes that may be shared or expressed in solitude, gatherings, inter-personal interactions, or communities and may take the form of art, music, literature, aesthetics, kinesthetics, rites, taboo, honor, respect, title, ceremony, ecology, environment, and rituals;
Knowledge – information and experiential awareness which can be transmitted through language, art, or other expressions. This includes the acquisition and transfer of information and awareness in a mode that can stimulate perpetuation or expansion of understanding and creativity; examples of knowledge include literacy, civil society, trade, marketing, socialengineering, negotiation, and stories.
Money – a mode of transmitting and recognizing value exchange using physical or virtual surrogates including currency, systems of credit and barter and engaging any artifact constituting a consensus of recognized value exchange which, itself, is devoid of the value it represents; some examples of money are currency, trade credits, debt, equity, futures, bonds, and contracts.
Technology – artifacts or schemes by which value-added experiences and production can be effectuated including any thing, action, or utility which allows for the manifestation of spatially and temporally defined tangible or intangible artifacts or events; examples of technology are appliances, tools, logistics, processing, communications, power, and infrastructure.
Well-being – the capacity for any person or ecosystem to function at their optimal level where conditions are suitable for a person to be at liberty to fully engage in any activity or social enterprise entirely of their choosing as and when they so choose; some examples of well being are health, sanctuary, medicine, inalienable rights, equitable and gainful engagement, fellowship, and fun.