What is the ratio of rich to poor that will maintain a healthy economic balance? Is it one rich to 10 poor? Is it one rich to 100 poor? All of these economic factors would be shifting and changing as donations poured into the community. For every dollar donated, one more cash-poor humanitarian family, rich with integrity and commitment could be involved in the community. These socio-economic labels and divisions will dissolve over time as the community becomes self-sustaining and is no longer functioning as part of the global monetary system that creates “rich” and “poor.”
How many experts would we need to create a balance of services for the members of the community? Members of the community will have expertise in their fields and must volunteer to assist in the overall sustainability of the community in exchange for land ownership and the opportunity to build a home without acquiring debt. Selecting the proper balance of services will be a crucial task to see to it that the needs of the community members are met in a sustainable way from getting their car fixed to getting their hair done to getting their teeth cleaned.
If a college graduate with expertise in a community-related field volunteers to dedicate his education and energy to the community and finds a wife who is ready for interdependent living as well, what else does he need to bring to the table?
If an elderly couple has always dreamed of living in an inter-dependent community but cannot work at the same capacity of a younger person, they can “buy in” and design a retirement area that is right for them within the community. What if several retirees choose to retire together in a 3D Community as an act of humanitarianism, making it possible for several poor to be included because of their investment? Retirement villas would need far less land, but would require the community to provide food, medical care and appreciation for these wonderful humanitarians. The area for the retirement community would be lovingly landscaped by those in the community who are contributing labor. Would their one-time cash investment balance out their need for food for the rest of their lives, as well as their medical needs and their varying need for assisted living? Absolutely! Humanitarians among the poor of the community would love to take care of the elderly of the rich until the status between them slowly equalizes. How many retired people could the community sustain? How many laborers can the community sustain?