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A Global Capital System that is complete, consistent, systematic, and inclusive is the framework for the global KBD we seek. Most of these efforts tend to patch traditional economic and accountancy methods in view of their increasing incapacity to determine individual, organizational, and social wealth. These “new measures” usually tend to complement the hard traditional measures with some form of soft addendum. What we get is a compound of heterogenous indicators carrying different axiological assumptions, defined within different theoretical frameworks, obtained through different methodological rules, and compiled under an inevitable umbrella of eclecticism.

What follows is an attempt to identify a distinctive knowledge-based value dynamics on the basis of the concepts discussed above. Productive Value Structures The evolution of production systems throughout history may shed some light on the nature of k-based value systems. Although a production system is not exclusively one aimed at increasing the stock of goods, services, and exchange capital, we will refer mainly to these for the time being. Production systems aiming at furthering esthetic, epistemic, and ethical value do include mechanisms for such enhancing or development.

Also New York, Amsterdam-Hague-Rotterdam-Utrecht, and Los Angeles join this super-league. The next group of 8 metropoles is led by Philadelphia and Berlin followed by Chicago, Copenhagen-Lund, Baltimore, and San Diego. Also StockholmUppsala and Houston belong to this primary league. The rest of the cities on the list form a secondary league with 12 participants. This group is dominated by European cities. Also 3 United States centers and 2 Canadian cities are found here. In Figure 2, the top-30 for 1999–2001 is registered.

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