Category Archives: Society

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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Six Philosophies Which Enable a Resource-Based Economy


The resource-based economy has become a popular topic of discussion, and this paper is the author’s inaugural foray into the field. Far from being an easy convert to social movements, I am inherently distrustful of them. However, a hard-won ally is a hard-lost one. Perhaps it is time for me to endorse the movement and attempt to illuminate some vital […]

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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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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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Jobs in a Resource-Based Economy


I would like to offer my suggestions for how the concept of employment could be addressed, defined, and/or enacted in a resource-based economy (RBE).  I work in healthcare, and I see a wholly viable paradigm available for emulation in the medical community’s path of what I will refer to as “Rotation-and-Specialization” (RAS).  I will refer to the occupation itself as […]

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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 Past and the Future


Imagine that the time is somewhere in the 12th or 13th century in feudal Europe. You are a traveler from the future, coming into that time. Your base is, perhaps, the late 19th century. You are meeting with people of different social locations, and your task is to introduce them to the absolutely revolutionary and radical idea that the world […]

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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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