Category Archives: Monetary System

If you built it, will they come?


Julie Glasscock and Vladimir Alzamora Kadagaya (www.kadagaya.org) There is an increasingly large global community promoting, advocating and discussing a resource-based economy and many working on designing what such a future might look like. We can be sure that if such a wonderful society existed there would be no shortage of volunteers willing to try it out. However, the path from […]

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Overpopulation – Is It a Myth?


The hype of ‘overpopulation’ has been going on for years in the media. And even some ‘philanthropists’ like Bill Gates is promoting de-population through vaccines and more to lower the population of this ‘overpopulated’ world. Now, is the planet really overpopulated? Or will it be, if we continue multiplying? Obviously, it will be if we exponentially increase ourselves indefinitely, but there are many factors […]

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Economic Calculation in a Resource Based Economy – A Defence


INTRODUCTION AND DISCLAIMER [1] The ideas of Ludwig von Mises, an economist of the Austrian School, have been resurrected by critics of a RBE in an attempt to show that a moneyless economy is impossible. Despite numerous attempts to disprove the criticism, the spectre of von Mises still hangs over the social movements that support a RBE. But my defence […]

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Transitioning to a Green Economy


While we’re facing grave economic and environmental challenges globally, Holigent addresses both issues with the Holigent Village—a blueprint for redesigning and reconstructing the way we live, work, commute, consume and govern ourselves. The Holigent Village is a proposed live/work, car-free affordable housing community with a hybrid socioeconomic arrangement. It’s a bottom-up approach that can be implemented one community at a […]

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Starting a Gift Economy


By Maja Borg www.futuremylove.com It took us over five years to complete the film FUTURE MY LOVE. In those years, awareness of economy changed dramatically. In 2007, ‘economy’ was not really a hot topic and was mostly left aside for those who ‘knew what they were doing’. This surprised me because I feel so passionate about the subject. As if […]

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Do Angels carry cash?


What do you think the value of the sun is? In terms of energy output, converted to dollars per BTU, what is the sun worth? On any given day, how much do you pay for the sun’s warmth and light? Should some people get more sun than others? If a person is unwilling, or unable to work, should they have […]

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Human Nature


I think the argument I get the most against a resource based economy is the ‘human nature’ argument. “A resource based economy won’t work because of our innate human nature”. Implied is that our so-called human nature is greedy and competitive, thus a system based on sharing and collaboration won’t work. Now, IS our human nature only greedy and competitive? Of […]

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The Trust Economy


Summary: Something big is coming. It can be really good or it can be really bad. This is a detailed outline of the good. The Trust Economy offers: • A simple, elegant, fast, and peaceful solution to the world wide financial crises. • A workable answer to the demands of the 99% that can be implemented by the 99% • […]

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Will You Do The Job You Have Today Without Money?


I am doing a little poll here. It would be very interesting to see how many of you would do the work/study you do today even if you didn’t earn any money on it . Maybe you would do exactly the same job. Maybe you would do it with some modifications. Or maybe you wouldn’t do it at all. I […]

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