Monday, 25 April 2016

State Enterprises

Encouraging the population to be usefully creative is difficult in any society.  The state enterprises of Nilkawt therefore exist primarily to provide peaceful opportunities for Nilkawtians to become either enlightened servants of art or artistic servants of enlightenment.

A secondary reason for the state enterprises of Nilkawt to exist is to encourage wealthy persons in other societies to invest in something more useful than their own egocentricity.  In much of the world, state enterprises exist primarily to assist persons at the top of political and workplace hierarchies to siphon off funds for their own benefit.  Even the awarding of contracts is a way for most state enterprises elsewhere to concentrate wealth into the hands of the most dominant contractors.

There is no stock market in Nilkawt, mostly because public companies, all around the world, have a propensity to concentrate wealth into the hands of a few, too.  For similar reasons, there are no casinos or other gambling facilities in Nilkawt.

As a free society, there is nothing to stop Nilkawtians from investing their money elsewhere in the world, if they so choose.  Nilkawtians are, however, expected to ensure all their foreign investments are registered with the Nilkawtian Financial Authority.  For this reason, Nilkawt has a Fair Share Registry.  All foreign investments and foreign earnings of Nilkawtians are documented in that register.

All foreign income received by Nilkawtians is taxed annually within Nilkawt at 10% for peaceful investments and 250% for non-peaceful investments.  The Nilkawtian Fair Share Registry therefore enables the Nilkawtian Financial Authority to identify which Nilkawtians are competent international investors and which Nilkawtians have little idea about the structure of a peaceful global economy.

The competent investors are usually invited to participate on the boards of Nilkawtian state enterprises.  The incompetent investors are encouraged to invest their money more wisely, namely in Nilkawt itself.

To participate in a Nilkawtian state enterprise as an employee is a high honour, especially as those state enterprises have very few employees.  The best of those employees are also likely to receive national honours at some time in the future. 

To ensure quality, however, please note that there are no longer any official subcontractors in Nilkawt.

Board members of Nilkawtian state enterprises are considered to be casual employees.  They are therefore paid a minimum hourly wage, in keeping with their unproven, long-term abilities.

Throughout Nilkawt, in any sort of enterprise, regardless of the form or style of employment, all employees and contractors, and even the unofficial subcontractors, are expected to uphold the same enlightened workplace standards.  This applies not only in Nilkawt itself but also when representing Nilkawt elsewhere.  It is especially the case when working through a Nilkawtian state enterprise.

Nilkawtians will not accept sexism or racism or jingoism or any other bad habits.  They will not tolerate the imposition of tastes or viewpoints not in accordance with societal harmony. This is why all Nilkawtians are encouraged to avoid investing in military enterprises and other non-peaceful pursuits.

As Nilkawt has never fought any wars, it does not have any war memorials.  Nilkawt does, however, have the Constitutional Shrine of True Tolerance, also known as the Shrine of Independence. 

The maintenance of the Constitutional Shrine of True Tolerance is a state enterprise.  The upkeep of all other Nilkawtian public monument and the running of major Nilkawtian tourism facilities is a state enterprise, including the maintenance and running of the royal palace, Palazzo Twaklinilkawt.

Nilkawtian state enterprises provide model examples of entrepreneurship for other enterprising individuals and societies to follow.  Yet entrepreneurship is about beginning new projects.  It is not about sustaining them or necessarily making them profitable.

The Nilkawtian Financial Authority runs the Nilkawtian Intellectual Property Trust (NIPT) as well as the Nilkawtian Fair Share Registry (NFRS) and the Local Government Administration Service (LGAS).

The board of the Nilkawtian Financial Authority consists primarily of highly assertive and consistently insistent legal practitioners rather than financial experts.  The Nilkawtian Financial Authority is one of the main Nilkawtian state enterprises itself.

The entire banking system of Nilkawt is also a state enterprise.  It is now run by the Nilkawtian Financial Authority. 

Even the Twaklinian School of International and Constitutional Law and Peace (TSICLP) and the entire Nilkawtian Tendering System (NTS) have now become state enterprises.  They are also run by the Nilkawtian Financial Authority (NFA).

The Nilkawtian Financial Authority was established as one of the many recommendations of last year's Financial Services Review (FSR).  Another of the recommendations of the review has been for most of the other recommendations to remain private, to prevent unnecessary embarrassment.

According to the Nilkawtian Constitution, whatever people choose to do in complete privacy, either alone or in the presence of fully consenting adults, is a matter entirely of their own choosing.  Everyone is accountable for their own actions in Nilkawt, which is why there is a strict delineation between the public and the private throughout Nilkawtian society.

Public life in Nilkawt is very public indeed.  Private life is very private.  There is also much community life in Nilkawt, which is considerably more complicated than public life and private life. Private activities intruding into the community sphere are considered to be public pursuits.

Any private activities not as private as they should be in Nilkawt are subsequently recorded as substantial truth in The Nilkawtian Gazette, and in the The Nilkawtian Chronicles and in most, of not all, versions of The Local.  The media services of Nilkawt are themselves state enterprises, as is the collection of all official data. 

It is always necessary to ensure the accuracy of public information.

Data from July 2014

Learn about the entry requirements for visiting and/or investing well in Nilkawt

Discover more about the ethical standards continually upheld by the former Nilkawtian environment minister

Data from August 2014

Discover more about the earlier work of the former Nilkawtian minister for lawnless order

Learn more about the history of the Ethereal Bank of Nilkawt (central bank)

Acquire further information about Nilkawtian citizenship

Find out how the Treasury of Nilkawt works

Read all about the media services for Nilkawt

Data from October 2014

Examine the work achieved by the former Nilkawtian Trade and Investment Commissioner

Find out about the work of the Independent Commissioners Against Corruption

Data from November 2014

Consider applying for a course through the Twaklinian School of International and Constitutional Law and Peace

Data from January 2015

Learn about the restoration of the Money Key

Data from March 2015

Test your understanding of Nilkawtian levels of government

Examine the evidence in relation to a Nilkawtian Hike Kawt Challenge 

Appreciate the NIlkawtian system of honours

Data from April 2015

Book an appointment with the Nilkawtian Minister for Education, Training and Interpersonal Niceties

Seek assistance from the Nilkawtian Minister for Housing

Become better acquainted with the Nilkawtian Minister for Health, Defence and Delightful Environments

Learn about the Nilkawtian Financial Services Review

Discover the duties of the Nilkawtian Minister for Natural Limitations and Sustainable Trade 

Find out about Nilkawtian Government revenues

Data from May 2015

Compare your own legal system with Nilkawtian Uncommon Law

Data June 2015

Reflect upon Nilkawtian neighbourhood relations

Data from July 2015

Examine the system of changing names, boundaries and titles in Nilkawt

Data from August 2015

Book a room in the Cell-Fee Building

Data from September 2015

Understand the system of Nilkawtian wealth distribution

Data from October 2015

Investigate the history of Nilkawtian tender processes

Contribute to the further industrial development of Nilkawt

Appreciate the extent of the Chancery additional official offices

Data from December 2015

Participate in at least one of the refreshingly responsible retreats in Nilkawt

Data from January 2016

Acquaint yourself with the traditional transitional arrangements

Pass on your knowledge on how to become a lady-in-waiting

Data from February 2016

Learn how to join The Most Reasonable Company of Simplifiers

Data from March 2016

Contribute to the economic development of Nilkawt

Data from April 2016

Enrol for a course at the Dada School of Management

Participate in open international relations

Register for seasonal work in Nilkawt