Cap 10, 01 / Dec 12, 17 22:22 UTC
Re: Money or moneyless? ¶
Barter systems will not work because it has the same problems as a capitalism.
Communism will also not work as it has existed which is authoritarian in nature and exists within a monetary system.
Here are the features of a monetary system:
* recession and inflation
* greed, corruption, and exploitation
* pollution and destruction of the ecology
* income inequality which has powerful negative biopyschosocial effects
* planned obsolescence and waste
* war and violence
* crime, poverty, homelessness
* systemic ‘isms (racism, sexism, nationalism, patriotism, etc)
If you are OK with these systemic features of a monetary system being responsible for killing millions of innocent people each year, then yea, we can do that.
Profit is all that matters. My post above goes into this is much more detail.
If you have not read the book The New Human Rights Movement, then please do.
It really goes into amazing depth with studies, facts, and experts, etc.
The only real option that is possible is a Resource Based Economy. I have an entire series of articles on this:
Technically we have a surplus economy in many places and it could be worldwide, if we chose to.
* In the US we throw away enough food to feed 3 times our population and that is with very inefficient methods of production.
With localized aquaponic vertical farms there could be more food then we could ever need and it would be completely sustainable.
* We also have enough housing for 3 times our population too.
* We could have a surplus energy worldwide for thousands of years with alternative energy.
This will be similar all throughout the first world nations. We have the resources, knowledge, and technology we need to solve all of the the world's problems. Money is what keeps the second and third world nations from having a similar quality of life.
Capitalism is what gets in the way. There is no money to be made in actually solving problems and helping Humanity.
A Resource Based Economy would not be at all complicated nor limiting.
It just requires a lot of computational power, maximizing automation, powerful AI to process a global data driven sustainable management of the world's resources. =)