Ha. No. There are many ways partnerships can work. Splitting something arbitrary on a volunteer basis isn't one of them.
Bidding on the work on a fair market rate is fair. There's nothing arbitrary about that.
If you can hire it out for cheaper outside of the partnership, so be it. If someone inside the partnership wants to do it cheaper than fair market value, then they win the bid.
You just can't force someone to do something they aren't willing to do. So if/when the partnership fails how will you keep the business going without dragging the entire system down?
Sell your share of the business...that's easy and the system can continue until a new buyer is found to cash the vacating partner.
Sell your share of the work...not so easy, takes time to find the right fit, (business dies, or the rest of the partners suffer) while paying out a dividend to the cheat.
Hire someone else...that's easy so long as it can be done at fair market value.
I would highly suggest that Jacob just for it with DW and sell space to other EREs. If someone wants to work for free rent, go for it.
To keep risk lower, you might sell shares to other EREs. IMO, selling to EREs is a bad market strategy, rather opening it up to the larger share of the world would be much more profitable. ERE's aren't exactly going to reach deep down to pay for rent.
As a social experiment, fine.
If you think I'm full of shit, go for it. It will turn out just as well as the partners get along and this will be a crap shoot. No matter how much paper work you have, you'll still come up short in some respect.
I wouldn't label myself an optimist, so I'm just spelling it like I see it.
If I really wanted to push someone's buttons then I'd get personal, but I don't know anyone on here from anyone else.