Why does systemaccounting charge one penny per transaction?

If the U.S. Treasury is supplying this service, shouldn't it be free?

A:

The systemclock is a technology invented to solve the problem of how to measure & optimize the action of a system. As with all other electronic devices, the systemclock requires a battery. In exchange for the service of measuring and recording the change in ownership of value with respect to time, i.e. where the cost of accounting is incurred, a revenue is required.

Also, a precedent must be set for the scientific community: 

  1. Science is a form of labor not justified by academic degrees, scholarly publications, or the pageantry of awards, but by application. Revenue serves as physical proof that one's research has application by connecting it to a domain that permits society to measure & relate how much it reduces the expenses of others.* 

    It's been said that Real artists ship—the same applies to scientists. However, science is a unique form of labor that produces only one type of commodity: knowledge, or useful information. Marching forward with physical production & distribution to complete the ship equation often requires a scientist to negotiate a great deal of cost that emerges from unnecessary intermediation and task-switching. Scientific invention does not admit execution risk, yet it may be inappropriately cited by those not experienced enough with the relevant field, or who seek to exploit undue market power* by withholding physical production & distribution until there is an unjustified allocation of ownership. Too often an idea capable of physically solving an important problem goes unfunded, or ends up in the hands of the inept, because its inventor is at the mercy of a capital market whose supply-side succeeds at gaming the system's loose logic, barriers to entry, and susceptibility to social tactics.† Teaching the solution to people who are not rewarded by understanding the problem—who are even part of the problem, becomes an exercise in futility. An economy can rarely expect to grow if it sends its most capable problem-solvers to seek capital from those who acquire it by avoiding technical achievement; whose idea of exploiting inefficiency is to prevent others from eliminating it.

    Now that the mxfactorial research is complete, and the systemclock is invented, only production and distribution are left: Applying the systemclock to economic variables allows for a systemaccounting application to produce the properly ordered measurements that are freely-defined by human beings to be distributed by the internet to a publicly-accessible database hosted by the United States Treasury. Science + physical production & distribution = All aboard!

  2. Taking into account the opposite end of the revenue number line, science is a labor that is not cost-free.

    "If the work belonging to another is intellectual, then I am exempt from having to pay for it," is a position belonging to those who place no value on their own future, who place no value on knowledge, and who choose to enslave those who pursue it.

    Great, even grave self-sacrifice is required to uncover truth's path. Instead of stampeding through to appease an unchecked sense of entitlement, justice and prosperity dictate that the beneficiary of the newly-revealed path testifies to both i) its discoverer and ii) the measurable reduction in their own burden by supplying a fair amount of value in return—value that may be used to reveal yet another path which the traveler may further benefit from. As advancement begets advancement for all sides of the transaction, big science is left to those who practice useful science.

*Note: The market power is undue because, rather than producing intellectual property other firms are incapable of, the power to set a price owes itself to the scientist's lack of access to other more capable bidders on his or her intellectual property.

Note: This same failure trickles down from the capital market and is amplified throughout the labor market as skilled and competent individuals are subordinated to people who exploit socially opportunistic behavior rather than work & accountability to compete, i.e. opportunity for an information-intermediary increases as measurability and access within a system decreases.

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