green economic terms

(terms essential to green economics as defined in the essay "sharing water - embodied peer, trust, power terms" which describes the form of a mature obligation economy )

- individual capital - talent including initiative, leadership, instinct, habits and other attributes of a body, that disappear when the body dies or is disabled, and are not predictably transferrable between people

- social capital - the trust between people, a way of measuring what goes on as described in Appendix IV of the paper

- instructional capital - operational instructions (e.g. patents, protocols, instruction or training manuals, courses, certifications, tests, laws, policies, meeting rules) that can be reliably reproduced to get similar or sufficently predictable results from others who have no contact with the authors of the instructional capital

- infrastructural capital - the physical, manmade and manufactured capital assets that augment natural capital and living bodies, i.e. everything from clothing to telephones to roads and wires and canals

- natural capital - the living things and underlying geography that causes them to live in certain ways, and which provides

- natures services - the services provided by nature to humans, e.g. erosion prevention, water filtering, pollination, bacterial processing and removal of organic wastes

- ecological yield - "the interest on natural capital" - due to Herman Daly, Ronald Wright or David Suzuki - the sustainably harvestable amount of new output of consumables (wood, wheat, fruit) that can be consumed without reducing natural capital or disabling nature's services

- financial yield - the predictable rate of interest paid on bonds and other debt instruments in a debt economy

- financial capital - the abstract model of the individual, social, instructional, infrastructural and natural capital that makes them fungible (tradeable) with respect to each other, and access to which gives one the right in a capitalist economy to recieve a financial yield regardless of individual, social, instructional, infrastructural or natural outcomes.

- comprehensive outcome - the results of given purchase decision apart from the financial and end user implications

- moral purchasing - a decision to specifically consider comprehensive outcome in all buying decisions

- measuring well-being - an approach to large-scale management of money supply and financial capital in which the overall comprehensive outcome on individual, social, instructional, infrastructural and especially natural capital is considered and where money supply shrinks when harms are done, expands when capital increases

- Genuine Progress Indicator - one approach to measuring well-being in which a single progress function is defined to measure the comprehensive outcome across an entire political unit, whether it is bioregionally coherent or not

- value of life - the value placed on human life implicitly by the management of financial capital and money supply, e.g. in insurance systems

- value of Earth - the aggregate value of the entire Earth's biosphere including its atmosphere, oceans, genomes and all biodiversity and complexity of internal relations - usually calculated as the natural capital that sustains the human value of life, as per the human point of view as if it were a God's eye view

- human capital - the aggregate function of individual, social, and instructional capital in contact with some infrastructural "means of production" and natural capital that, taken together, forms a lifeway or means of "making a living" and against which, and only against which, a financial yield of a salary can be assumed equivalent to the yield of a strictly financial capital instrument. NOTE: this equivalence does not take into account the specific vulnerabilities nor need to rest of the individual human body, nor does it take into account the necessarily shared nature of instructional capital, nor assumed social-natural-financial relation formed by the value of life