THE NEW, BROADLY SMILING BANK BOSS MISTER OF THE S.N.S.-BANK (And a proposal for a basic income based on a "human energy"-use standard) Kees Deckers February 2013 The minister is wrong: 550,000.- euro is not enough!  Below we see the new boss of the S.N.S.-bank. Sympathetic looking, right? Especially also, because he smiles so generously and broadly. But  why is it this mister smiles so broadly?  The Dutch newspaper “De Volkskrant” reported on its website: "Nieuwe baas SNS krijgt 550.000 euro per jaar" (New boss SNS gets  550,000.- euro per year) (internet reference (04-02-13): http://www.volks  /3387003/2013/02/01/Nieuwe-baas-SNS-krijgt-550-000-euro-per-jaar.dhtml?utm_source=scherm1&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=  Cookiecheck). Well, with that it is of course understandable that this mister is smiling so broadly.  Why does he get so much? Because a certain minister Dijsselbloem thinks that this is the reward "that must be paid for the quality, which  now is necessary at the top of SNS". This minister thinks the reward not too high, because it is already much less than the predecessor of the  broadly smiling mister got. And also “modest” in comparison to what other bank boss misters still get.  But let’s think this really through. If the quality indeed can be measured with and determined by the height of the reward, as this minister  suggests, then he is making a serious mistake. Because the predecessor of the new, broadly smiling bank boss mister of the S.N.S. got a  higher reward per year. So he produced more quality. And the new, broadly smiling bank boss mister now has to resolve the problems, which  were caused by that quality of his predecessor. For that even more quality is needed. And therefore an even higher reward. In addition the  bank boss misters of other banks also get a considerably higher reward than the new, broadly smiling bank boss mister of the S.N.S. Which  means they also produce considerably more quality. So that is not well thought through by this minister. Because in this way there can never  be produced enough quality for the situation the S.N.S. is in, and the S.N.S. of course can never compete with these other banks. In short:  550,000.- euro per year is not enough. Just some simple and small calculations  The new bank boss mister of the S.N.S. gets as a reward, already determined beforehand, this is obligatory, otherwise we do not get quality,  550,000.- euro per year. Let’s just make some simple and small calculations with this sum.  There are 365 days in a year. The broadly smiling mister grants himself each weekend free time, because he needs some rest every now and  again to be able to maintain the high level of quality he is going to perform. This means that he will not work 52 weeks x 2 days = 104 days.  The other 365 days - 104 days = 261 days he will work. So, with an amount of 550,000.- euro divided by 261 days this mister will get  2,107.28 euro per day. Let’s calculate some more. Because what is it this broadly smiling mister gets per hour? This depends, of course, on the number of hours he  works daily. Let’s start with a reasonably improbable number of hours: 24. The daily amount of 2,107.28 euro divided by 24 hours = 87.80  euro per hour. Let’s, in addition, propose a somewhat less improbable number of hours a day: 12. The daily amount of 2,107.28 euro divided  by 12 hours gives 175.60 euro per hour, exactly twice the amount. And let’s also calculate the amount per hour, if the broadly smiling bank  boss mister himself thinks that 8 hours a day will be enough for him too, and sufficient to guarantee the quality “which now is necessary at  the top of SNS”. In that case he will get 263.41 euro per hour. Now let’s look at other humans in The Netherlands, who do not work "at the top of SNS". The website "Gemiddeld" (Average  Income) estimates the average income of Dutch humans for 2013 at 33,000.- euro.  Translation: According to the CPB the gross average income in 2009 is 32,500.- euro (vacation allowance included). That is about 2,353.- euro a month (gross, vacation  allowance not included). In 2010 this also was 32,500.- euro and for 2011 and 2012 33,000.- euro. For 2013 an average income of 33,000.- euro is estimated. ... Internet reference (04-02-13): Keep in mind, there are very many humans in The Netherlands, who get even much less.  But to keep it simple, for a moment we will only look at the humans who get this estimated average income. After all, for humans with less  income the differences will only be larger. We limit ourselves here only to employees. Most humans as employees are not allowed to work 12  hours a day, but at most 8 hours. And they are also obligated to have at least 20 days of vacation next to the weekends. In any case, I  suspect that the broadly smiling, new bank boss mister of the S.N.S. too will take a vacation. But I leave that out of consideration here,  because it only means that he gets even more per hour and per day than I already have calculated. And for the moment, we go from the  assumption, that he is a mister, who, to guarantee quality, works a few days more. So most humans are obligated to work 365 days - 104  weekend days = 261 days - 20 vacation days = 241 days. With an average income of 33,000.- euro divided by 241 days they get 136.93  euro per day. Per hour they get 136.93 divided by 8 = 17.11 euro. In a small money or so-called financial picture it looks like this:  We see that the bank boss mister, when working a 12-hour day, gets 10 times as much per hour than the earner of an average income of The  Netherlands. And when working an 8-hour day, even 15 times as much. No wonder that the bank boss mister smiles so generously and  broadly. But his fellow bank bosses smile probably even broader. After all, they get even more.  Energy and work But for once let’s be really honest. In fact, it's all about energy. Human consists of it. Her entire environment consists of it. And, briefly  stated, the entire life of a human exists of the exchange of energy with her environment, exists of the taking and giving of energy necessary  to live. That unceasing exchange of energy with her environment is necessary to live as long and as enjoyable as possible. We call it the  maintenance of life.  Human consists of a limited amount of energy. Very much of that energy is needed to be able to live physically healthy, enjoyable and long.  To keep his body healthy from moment to moment each human needs to exchange energy with his environment in an unceasing happening  of giving and taking. This means that literally everything a human does with his physical energy is aimed at maintaining his life, is aimed at  life maintenance. Literally all energy use by human is intended for maintenance, or work, labour. From breathing, digesting food and sweating  to moving, lifting and thinking ahead.  Literally all maintenance of life is work. This is also evident from the definition of energy, we find for instance in the Dutch Wikipedia:  Energy  Energy is a property of physics. ... Energy is often referred to as the possibility to perform work, or more broadly: the possibility to bring about a change.  Internet reference (07-02-13) (my own translation):  In this citation about energy, not only is said that energy is needed to be able to execute work, no, even more than that, energy often is  referred to as "the possibility to perform work". So not enough or no energy, then not enough or no possibility to perform work. Energy also  is "the possibility to bring about a change". This means, that literally every physical change in a human also is caused by energy, by the use  of energy. It means that breathing uses energy, that getting up out of bed is using energy, that mending socks is using energy, as is biking,  picking your nose clean and putting the garabage outside. Because those all are changes, and they all are brought about by the possibility,  we call energy. Each movement is change, which means that also each movement is caused by energy. It also means: Not enough or no  energy, then not enough or no possibility to make movements. We have now established that each change and each movement of our human body is brought about by energy. And all labour, all work, a  human can perform, exists of all kinds of changes and movements and therefore are brought about by energy. Every change, every  movement and all labour uses energy.  Labour, the real meaning and the narrowed meaning  So work only is possible by the grace of energy. Also all human work. And with human work, I mean, each physical change and each physical  movement, which occurs in a human during his life, consciously as well as unconsciously. The entire life of human consists solely of physical  changes and movements, consciously as well as unconsciously, and with that of labour and work. When all this stops, that human is dead.  This is a definition of human work, which is much more encompassing than the definition of human work or labour, which in particular has  come into use in the western world since the Industrial Revolution. It states that literally all life maintenance of human is labour. Not just  these 8, 10 or 12 hours a day on average, when humans are supposedly labouring and working for others. Doing one’s own household, from  making the beds, vacuuming, window cleaning, while hanging out of the window on the third floor, to washing clothes, that all is labour.  It are so-called employers, politicians and scientists, though, who find it necessary to give the word work/labour yet another meaning, by  way of wordplay. A highly narrowed meaning. They want the word labour/work actually to mean only: Work you do for someone else, a so-  called third party, for which you get paid an amount of money on the basis of a so-called right defined by a law. Or you are rewarded, like  that new, broadly smiling bank boss mister of the S.N.S. That term "third party" is essential for scientists, politicians and employers, because  with that all work you do for yourself, the first party, is not work and so does not have to be paid. And because with that all work you do for  your immediate and even your extended family, the second party, therefore is not work and so does not have to be paid. No, only work you  do for a third party is work and is paid or rewarded.  It is for this, that at the definition given to the real meaning of work, amongst others given in the Dutch Wikipedia, the word physics is  added:  Work (physics) Work/labour is in physics a measure of the work done, or the effort supplied by a power source when moving a mass. Internet reference (07-02-13) (my own translation):  In fact cunning wordplay is used by the adding of the word physics. They want to achieve by this that the word work, that is used in physics,  not only gets differentiated from, but even better, gets disconnected from the word work, as it is used by employers and politicians to be able  to define an extremely narrowed idea and picture of human work. But that of course is pure non-sense. We can very simply erase the word  physics out of the citation. First of all, because everything is nature, human included. And therefore each movement he makes, each action  and/or labour he performs, too, is pure nature. Secondly, because we know from the earlier mentioned citation about energy, that change,  movement and work all are only possible because of energy, which is called a property of physics. Herewith I challenge everyone to name  something that does not consist of energy, and herewith I challenge everyone to name something that can perform work without energy.   We now read the following in relation to work:  Work Work/labour is a measure of the work done, or the effort supplied by a power source when moving a mass. Stated just a bit differently, we read:  Work Work/labour is a measure of the work done, or the effort supplied by a power source, like a human, when moving a mass or when changing/converting one kind of  energy into another kind of energy.  But, as said before, in the narrowed meaning, which employers, politicians and scientists give to the word work, work or labour you do for  yourself is not work nor labour. Or as it is stated in the Dutch Wikipedia:  Work (economics) Work/labour is the performing of activities, which are useful for the one executing the work, for his or her direct environment and/or for society as a whole. This is the  broad definition by the sociologist Mok, but there are also more narrow definitions, in which payment for the activity is a condition. Unpaid work is thus not considered  work. In a broader sense, however, a distinction can be made between paid and unpaid work and formal and informal work. Informal work is not registered by  government authorities and taxes are paid.  Internet reference (07-02-13) (my own translation):  The just and still all encompassing definition, which the sociologist Mok gives for human work is clearly still based on the physics meaning of  work. It is chopped into pieces as soon as possible by scientists, politicians and employers, whereby work with the added word economics is  narrowed down to only the work humans do "for society as a whole". The execution of this highly narrowed meaning is the way, in which  particularly in the western world for centuries already women seemingly do not work, seemingly do not perform labour. It is also the way, in  which many humans now are obligated to do so-called voluntary work, while by doing this, they literally steal their own paid work  possibilities. One’s own life maintenance is not work is stated, as voluntary work is not labour, for: "Unpaid work is thus not considered  work.".  Up Next page