The Prestige Act, which might be better known as the get out of jail free card.
This is a Bill, written by me, that proposes to legalize a system of restitution to humanity where it is otherwise not recognized. For example in a nations legal system.
Prestige defined by (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prestige) is the standing or estimation in the eyes of people: weight or credit in general opinion.
This weight or credit has never been measured, quantified or a value given to it. When a person gains prestige they are known as a very prestigious person. They might hold metals or certificates from accredited organizations that say they are prestigious in a certain area or skill, such as the professions. They can lose this accreditation if they commit acts that violate the principles of accreditation. For example malpractice by a doctor or disbarment of a lawyer. Because in the past, mathematical methods were very cumbersome to use only different words would convey positive or negative prestige. Disbarment, malpractice, shame. These words were never given value or weight. In addition they were never added or subtracted from each other, except in a very clumsy way. For example a prominent citizen, with many acts that have benefited the people, charged with a minor crime, would be sentenced to community service, instead of a more severe form of retribution such as imprisonment. For example the same citizen, committing horrendous acts against humanity would not be given a light sentence, rather they would receive the most severe punishments. For example a older system of regulation is misused by banks and banking officers to glean greater profits at the betterment of the owners of the bank, but to the detriment of humanity. The proper measurement of negative prestige would be accessed, as well as financial cost, and personal cost. Businesses with negative prestige would be possible.
The prestige act would allow for the currency of prestige to be used in courts of law to determine retribution and sentencing of people and groups.
The Act is required where prestige isn't considered.
Prestige and the Currency of Prestige will be assessed by the system of prestige determination rules. The initial rules will be made by me. These rules will then be opened to public debate, for the purposes of adjustment of the values to acts that gain or subtract (increase or decrease/ earn or cost) Prestige.
Basic rules of Prestige
Measurement of prestige is done with metrics. Actions contribute positively or negatively to a entities prestige.
People are not required to participate. Even if you are being measured you have the freedom to have the measurement of prestige used or not used.
Citizens are required to participate. Basic eligibility to be a pubic officer is to allow use of prestige, negative or positive.
Assessment of prestige must be accessible and have clear steps to gain or lose prestige. At first this will be done by a single online site, which will have a person’s profile for the purpose of identification, a list of positive and negative acts of gain/loss of prestige, a method of the people voting positively or negatively on the values of acts that increase/decrease prestige. The best effort will be to maintain a list of common, less common, and rare positive and negative actions, and the ability to vote up or down the value of prestige. Value of act divided by number of people that express and positive or negative value for the act. In other worked Prestige of Act=number submitted to be counted/number of people voting. Prestige= Value/people. Some values of prestige will be only given negative or positive values, and some values may or may not be in a range.
Volunteering service for organizations benefiting community (ies) earns a person prestige. Examples, Giving Blood, Clean-up Crews, in general volunteer service in a non-profit organization.
Malpractice, false representation, disbarment count as negatives, values to be determined by voter participation. Declarations of war count as negative prestige for a nation. Multiple declarations of war will also increase a different value (Bad Boy effect) to be explained in an additional document.
Prestige becomes effectively a ‘social’ currency. Earn prestige for good deeds, pay prestige for acts of bad deeds.
It extends a entities worth beyond simple rich or poor definitions.
Can be negative, can be in debt, and Can procure loans of amounts of prestige from authorized prestige banks. Works just like currency. Units of currency will be coins and bills. Pennies, Dollars, Kilos, Megs.
This is only a draft document. There will be a website announced that will serve as the executioner of this system of currency. No other forms of social currency are recognized, past, currently, or future. People are not required to participate unless they desire to be citizens.