The Principles of Zerometrics by
DOM MARTIN Contents Synopsis 1. Definition 2. Origin and Concept 3. Primary Principle 4. Operative Principle 5. Scope and Application 6. Concept of Profit & Loss 7. Induction 8. Conclusion
Synopsis
In this century's mushrooming economics, recession has become the
common denominator. This scenario has
been brought about by the number zero, which is the only number in the numeric
system having neither a positive nor a negative value. Instead, it represents the boundary between
the negative and the positive numbers.
And yet, without the zero, there would been have been no economics, and
humanity would not have got itself divided into the geographic colors of
wealth, poverty and foreclosures. If such is the power of
zero in its zeroic form, the obvious question becomes: How much more greater might its power be if
it were simply given a numeric value?
This question, led to the concept and Principles of Zerometrics 1. DEFINITION Zerometrics is a system of economics in which, the number
zero is raised to the power of^{1}.
This numeric value is variable, and its impact on inflation is subject
to the value it is attributed, from a conservative value of z=0^{0.10}
to a more objective value of z=0^{1}, or higher. However, for mathematical ease and comprehension, the
numeric power of ^{1} is herein attributed to zerometrics. This numeric power of ^{1} is
called the zerometric value, and its impact on inflation is called the
zerometric contribution.
2. ORIGIN AND CONCEPT In the real number system, zero is the only number which is
neither negative nor positive. Instead,
it represents the boundary between the negative and the positive numbers. And yet, without the zero, there would have
been no economics; and humanity would not have got itself divided into the
geographic colors of wealth, poverty, and foreclosures. If such is the power
of zero in its zeroic form, how much more greater might its power be if it were simply to be given a numeric value? This question, led to the
concept of zerometrics. 3. PRIMARY PRINCIPLE z = 0^{1} where z stands for zero. In any numeric unit not less
than 10, the projected zerometric output is ^{1}. Or, where $10.00 in the existing system of
economics would have the numeric equivalent or value of $10.00, in zerometrics
(where z = 0^{1 }or less^{ }), it would have the zerometric
value of $9.00. Or, where $100.00 would have the numeric equivalent or value of
$100.00, in zerometrics (where z = 0^{1}), it would have the
zerometric value of $98.00. 4. OPERATIVE PRINCIPLE Since economics is not a dialogue of zeroes, the functions
of zerometrics would stand nullified if it were strictly confined to
identifying itself with zero, and thereafter, attributing to each zero the
zerometric value of ^{1}. For
instance, in a numeric situation of $901.78, or $999.99, there is no scope for
zerometrics as there would have been if the situation were $900.00, or
$9,000.00. The operative principle of zerometrics can thus be
functional if it is made to identify itself with units of ten, hundred,
thousand, million, etc., regardless of whether or not such units are a
compilation of zeroes. Digits following
the decimal are ignored, as these have no significant zerometric value, Thus,
99 would be considered greater than the unit of 10 but less than 100, and would
therefore project the zerometric value of ^{1} (since the unit 10 is
comprised of one zero). And again, 999
would be considered greater than the unit of 100 but less than 1000, and would
therefore project the zerometric value of ^{2} (since the unit 100 is
comprised of two zeroes). 5. SCOPE AND APPLICATION Prior to economics,
existence was free from the stresses of survival. With economics, survival was tied to the currency of profit and
loss. Or in other words, it has led to
a state of commerce where profit is the business community's trademark and
currency. The consumer, on his part, is
primarily the recipient of what he pays for.
He is entitled to no benefit other than paying for the price of
inflation. Through zerometrics, the consumer's role is elevated to
that of a participant in the profitsharing activity, as well as in restricting
inflation from inflating a full 100% in any given transaction. For instance, on an itemized price of
$10.00, the zerometric equivalent (where z = 0^{1}) is $9.00, as
opposed to $10.00. And on an itemized price of $100.00, the zerometric
equivalent (where z = 0^{1}) is $98.00, as opposed to $100.00. The impact of zerometrics on the ratio of profit is not of such
negativity as to induce a loss  to
manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers,
retailers, etc.  of greater than $^{1} in any given transaction
of $10.00 up to $99.00 (where z = 0^{1}); or a loss greater than $^{2
} any given transaction of $100.00
up to $999.00; and so forth. In an illustration where A
is the manufacturer, B the distributor, C the retailer, and D the consumer, the
consumer's cost for an item which cost A, $100.00, is shown below under each
respective system: Existing System of Economics
A Cost $100,00 + 100% mark up = $200.00
B Cost $200.00 + 100% mark up = $400.00
C Cost $400.00 + 100% mark up = $600.00
D Consumer's final cost is
$800.00
Zerometric System
A Cost $100.00
+ 100% mark up = $200.00 = $198.00 (where zero = 0^{1}) B Cost
$198.00 + 100% mark up = $396.00 = $394.00 (where zero = 0^{1}) C Cost
$394.00 + 100% mark up = $788.00 = $78600 (where zero = 0^{1}) D Consumer's
final cost is $786.00 Thus, to an inflationary tag
of 100% on an originating item valued at $100.00, the zerometric inflation
would be 98%, or $98.00. Or, to an inflationary tag of 10,000.00, the
zerometric inflation would be $9,996.00 (every unit zero, having the zerometric
value of ^{1}.
6. CONCEPT OF PROFIT
& LOSS The principle of zerometrics is not conceived at depriving A in order to benefit B, This principle might best be
comprehended in an illustration consisting of different entities ranging from A to Z,
in which, A is the manufacturer; Z the provider; and the subsequent from B to Y,
constituting the conglomerate of wholesalers, distributors, sales personnel,
marketing specialists, retailers, consumers, et al. Considering that Z,
the provider, has a raw product valued at $100.00. Under the existing system of
economics, Z would sell his product
to A, the manufacturer, at
$100.00. But through the system of
zerometrics, Z would sell his product
to A for $98.00. Z's loss as a result of his zerometric contribution to inflation,
would be $^{2}. Subsequently, A's finished product  after adding
additional costs of say $50.00, and a 100% markup thereafter  would cost B $294.00 through the zerometric system,
as opposed to $296.00. A's initial gain, thus, has been off set
by his zerometric contribution in
the course of his transaction with B.
Finally, when the finished product is available to Z (who now reappears in the picture as a consumer) for say $999.00,
Z's zerometric cost would be $997.00
instead of $999.00. Thus, Z is
subsequently reimbursed his initial loss of $^{2} incurred in the course of his transaction with A. In the intervening time, everyone from B to Y, would have taken
a zerometric role in checking inflation from inflating a full 100% in any given
transaction. Indeed, the effects of zerometrics are substantially perceptible on a
cumulative basis, and not in the course of any one given transaction of
commerce. However, it might be arguably felt, that in a volume
transaction of $100,00, where a manufacturer would make a zerometric
contribution of $^{2 }towards inflation, the retailer in turn would
find himself in the situation of contributing considerably more, given that he
has to deal with the consumer on a relatively scaled down ratio. For example, after a 100% markup, the
zerometric cost of the item purchased at $98.00 in bulk would be $198.00. And considering the item is to be retailed
in ten equal parts at $19.80 each, the retailer would end up making a
zerometric contribution of $^{10}.
His factual zerometric contribution (after crediting $^{2}
passed on by the manufacturer) would total to $^{8}. But the likelihood of ten consumers purchasing
ten identical items of identical value and nothing else, are remote. Of ten consumers, the probability would be
as follows: 3
at $19.80 = $ 59.40 less ^{3} (zerometric value) = $56.40 3
at $50.00 = 150.00 less ^{3 }" " = $147.00 2
at $75.00 = 150.00 less ^{2 " " }= $148.00 1
at $90.00 = 90.00 less ^{1 }" ^{" }= $89.00 1
at $142.00 = 142.00 less ^{2} " " = $147.00 Total
$598.40 less $^{11 }(zerometric value) = $587.40 Thus, the retailer's factual
zerometric contribution would be $^{9} (after crediting $^{2 } accrued from his deal with the
manufacturer). Therefore, and although
the retailer might have made a zerometric contribution of $^{9} than the $^{2} he would otherwise have contributed had he sold the item on a
volume basis, he nevertheless effected a sales receipt of $587.40, on which
amount and after deducting his cost, he has an accountable profit of 100%. One might also want to take into view how zerometrics would
affect small time entrepreneurs like a nickel and dime store; gas stations;
coffee shops; ice cream parlors; fast food places, etc. In these situations, the bulk of the
transactions are in the numeric ratio of under $10.00, at which ratio, zerometrics
does not come into effect. The subsequent
question is in what manner would zerometrics affect the wages of employees and
employers. And in what way might their
contributions become zerometric towards inflation? Or should payroll related computers be exempted from the
zerometric system? In the case of employers and employees, the situation is a
reversal to the one existing between a manufacturer and a retailer, in that,
the manufacturer, by making a zerometric contribution towards inflation, is
ultimately providing the consumer with a better deal, whereas, an employer is
on the receiving end of the zerometric system by way of withholding an
employee's supposed zerometric contribution.
However, an employee's future is dependent on what his employer receives
for services rendered or goods sold. An
employee's prospect is further dependent on the extent an employer is willing
to inflate his fees for services rendered, or his price tag for resale of
goods. So where an employer's
computation would warrant a 100% mark up in his fees for services rendered, or
for goods sold, in order to consider the prospects of his employee, such mark
up in reality would be less than a 100% if one is to consider the employee's
own zerometric contribution.
Correspondingly, the inflation resulting from such a mark up would
itself be less than a 100%. 7. INDUCTION Inflation, in the current context, has already encroached
its way into the 21st Century. It
cannot be easily retrogressed into this century without drawing up measures
monumentally controversial to the science of economics. However, zerometrics can subject inflation
to the osmosis of recession without the task itself seeming overwhelmingly cumbrous,
or monumentally controversial. This
task is further simplified by the fact that much of today's commerce is
computerized, As such, the induction of zerometrics in our present system of
economics can be accomplished with virtual ease through the functions of
decision processing. In decision processing, computers can be programmed to
identify the number of digits preceding the decimal, and thereafter, compute
the corresponding zerometric value. For
instance, if 2 digits precede the decimal, the computer would read it as a unit
of the value of not less than 10 and not greater than 99, and thereby, compute
the zerometric value of ^{1}.
Or, where three digits precede the decimal, that it is a unit not less
than 100 and not greater than 999, and thereupon, compute the zerometric value
of ^{2}'. This process can be made to commence immediately upon
striking the tax computation key (in the case of cash registers); or
immediately after hitting the subtotal or total key (in the case of
calculators). Forthcoming computers could be patented to incorporate the
zerometric function on an optional use basis, until such time when existing
computers have been completely replaced.
And since the life span of most computer models is logically dependent
on its efficiency against the pace of economics, it is conceivably possible,
that prior to the year 2010, all existing computers would have been replaced
with those having the zerometric function. 8. CONCLUSION Zerometrics is a system where everybody makes a negative
contribution towards inflation without feeling the trauma of having
contributed. It is not a system
attempting to inflict a sudden change of a cumbrous magnitude upon the existing
mode and functions of commerce, but presenting a principle which can be easily
adapted. Finally, if Wall Street is the
principal museum for economics, then zerometrics has the potential of becoming
its living exhibit in the form of an inverse pyramid, ever actively subjecting
inflation to the osmosis of recession without altering the rule of prevailing
profit in any given sphere of commerce. About the Author Dom
Martin is the author of The Day Before
the Day After, Verbum Mundi, and the Mileage
to Truth and Life (an introspective journey  on canvas  to the center
of human consciousness). Zerometrics
is his original concept.
NOTE: The author has no objection to the Principles of Zerometrics being reproduced, verbatim, in the WIKIPEDIA. ©1989: Dom Martin ISBN:
961607907. email: DomMartin9@aol.com
