Each unit of output, each product of the following industries:
food, water / wastewater, energy, traffic / transportation, communication, information
1.
should be allowed to sell only with the real costs of its
production. So that everyone could see that the manufacturer
actually spent per unit of production. This ensures
transparency of information about a product in an economic
sense.
2. Each product gets a independence index (II), which will be calculated with the information about this new product and other, older, similar products, that was be used until now. An standard product can be by government defined as reference product and ware be always updated according to the technical development of society
The indication of the cost is for transparency and ensures that the product is properly valued and avoids the speculative actions (which always presupposes dependence).
Calculation and determination of the independence index
How
is it calculated? The calculation principle is simple.
It means the following:
What factors play a large role?
Factor 1:
Comparing my life condition before buying a product and after ... and it is in terms of "equivalent" of my work for the purchase of the product, if these "equivalent" is directly reduced, then I will be more independent than before ... when is increased, then I will be more dependent than before .
The
"equivalent" in a modern society  it's
money or time that is required, a certain amount of money to
"earn" for the procurement of the product.
That is, earned money  this
is the time of my life at work for someone (for the
owner of the company).
Factor 2:
Resources are consumed by the product: the consumption and the cost of maintenance.
For example: a car with a gasoline engine different from a car with an electric motor. If we combine a solar collector to electro car ...
Factor 3:
The shelf life of the product or warranty.
It is understandable, because the longer drives a car, the less money you need to buy a new ... or a light bulb, or a mobile phone or a water pump. ... the less money is needed the less you have to work.
These factors can be measured and used to calculate the relative independence (before buying a product and after).
The exact formula of independence index (II) has yet to be discussed. It should be an integral index to make clear to all the necessary parameters. Essentially, there are the following relevant product information (parameters):
Price, consumption, maintenance costs / consequential costs, performance guarantee time
For each parameter (PARAM_NEW):
If
([PRM_OLD_VALUE]  [PARAM _NEW_VALUE]) = 0
then
II (PRM _NEW) = 0;
otherwise
II
(PRM_NEW) =
[TREND] * ([PRM_NEW_VALUE]  [PR_OLD_VALUE]) /
MAX ([PRM_OLD_VALUE]: [PRM_NEW_VALUE])
After that is the average of all index  the index is the integral independence index of the product.
II (PRODUCT _NEW) = SUM(all II(PRM_NEW)) /COUNT(all PRM_NEW)
Definitions:
II  Independent Index, Independence Index of Product.
PRM_NEW  Parameters of
the new product (one of: price, consumption, maintenance /
renewal cost, performance guarantee period)
PRM_OLD  Parameters
of the reference product (one of: price, consumption,
maintenance / renewal cost, performance guarantee period)
TREND is a corrective
parameters:
"1 Means that the value must fall to achieve positive results
in the II "
"+1 Means that the value must change to positive to achieve
positive results in the II "
For example:
the guarantee period should be increased, in this case TENDENZ = +1
consumption of gasoline per 100 km should decrease, in
this case TENDENZ = 1
All these II for each parameter are used for calculating of product index II.
The formula might look like:
II(PRODUCT _NEW) = SUM(II(all PRM_NEW))/COUNT(all PRM_NEW)
Wherein in the formula as shown above, for each parameter a PRM_NEW own independence index II is calculated.
Examples.
Example 1
I have an old car:
The price of the old car (may be used as a guide, a reference car) if it is to be bought new would be
 Price : 10000
 Consumption /100km: 10
 Maintenance cost / year: 2000
 Performance Warranty Time: 1
I was offered another recent comparable car:
 Price : 9000
 Consumption /100km: 5
 Maintenance cost / year: 3000
 Performance Warranty Time: 5
Independence index (II) calculation between the old product (car) and new (car):
II for new car

T (Trend) 
old 
New 
II 
II Price 
1 
10000 
9000 
0,1 
II Consumption/100km 
1 
10 
5 
0,5 
II Maintenance cost / year 
1 
2000 
3000 
0,3333 
II Performance Warranty Time 
1 
1 
5 
0,8 










II Result (normalized) 



0,26667 
II Result (%) 



26,6667 
positive value means decreasing dependence
Example 2 : diesel price

T (Trend) 
old 
New 
II 
II Price 
1 
1.359 
1.379 
0,0145 
II Consumption /100km (100PS) 
1 
6 
5,9 
0,01667 










II Result (normalized) 



0,00108 
II Result (%) 



0,10817 
positive value means decreasing dependence
Extreme examples:
A car as gift:

T (Trend) 
old 
New 
II 
II Price 
1 
1000 
0 
1 
II Consumption/100km 
1 
7 
5 
0,28571 
II Maintenance cost / year 
1 
0 
3000 
1 
II Performance Warranty Time 
1 
0 
5 
1 










II Result (normalized) 



0,32143 
II Result (%) 



32,1429 
positive value means decreasing dependence
II for Diesel (Price increases by100%)

T (Trend) 
old 
New 
II 
II Price 
1 
1.359 
2.718 
0,5 
II Consumption/100km (100PS) 
1 
6 
5,9 
0,01667 





Sum 



0,4833 
II Result (normalized) 



0,2417 
II Result (%) 



24,167 
negative value means increasing dependence
Gifted a car, the car has a warranty and no consumption and no cost caused.

T (Trend) 
old 
New 
II 
II Price 
1 
1000 
0 
1 
II Consumption/100km 
1 
5 
0 
1 
II Maintenance cost / year 
1 
400 
0 
1 
II Performance Warranty Time 
1 
0 
5 
1 





Sum 



4 
II Result (normalized) 



1 
II Result (%) 



100 
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