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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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The Awakening of Humanity

“How can we get a resource based moneyless economy without a global totalitarian dictatorial regime? Wouldn’t we have to kill off populations to preserve resources for others?” Someone asked this recently. It’s a very good question, and one I’ve been asking myself several times. The only answer I can come up with to this is this: The global population in general […]

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The Venus Project – Stockholm Lecture July 2010

I was so fortunate as to meet Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows in Stockholm and was able to film their lecture. So, here is the recording of their lecture in Stockholm July 24. 2010. In this lecture they explain The Venus Project and a resource based economy. Total time: About 2 hours. First hour is lecture. Second hour is Q & A. […]

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What would YOU do in a Resource Based Economy? Share your thoughts!

What would YOU do in a Resource Based Economy? Please share your thoughts about this in the comments field below. Trying to imagine a moneyless society from the mindset of the monetary system is difficult. Still, it seems that more and more people are able to do just that. And, it is imagining this what we need. We need visions […]

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Living Without Money – A New Documentary

The documentary Living Without Money portraits the life of 68 year old Heidemarie Schwermer, a German woman who made a deliberate choice to stop using money 14 years ago. She cancelled her apartment, gave away all of her belongings and kept nothing but a suitcase full of clothes. This was a decision that changed the entire outlook on her life dramatically. Today, after 14 years, she […]

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Money For Free – Money In a Resource Based Economy

The title of this article implies that we all want money for nothing. Money for free. Is this what a resource based economy will be like? Money for free? Yes, RBE implies a moneyless society, where everything is given freely. But, will this not only create laziness among it’s people? many ask. And rightfully so. If one look at today’s […]

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Money and property in a resource based economy

It seems like Peter Joseph (the founder of the Zeitgeist Movement) thinks that machines will do all the work for all people and that no one will own anything in a resource based society. I think he is wrong about this. For one, people like to work and share their work, secondly, everyone like to have something they can call […]

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Transformation through eco-communities and gift economies

I first want to remind the readers of the question: What is relevant? What is relevant is what we really need. And what we really need is food, water, sunlight, joy, happiness, and meaningful lives. Nature itself can provide all that. Now, to overcome both the problems of the transition to RBE and problems within RBE, I suggest the following: […]

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New Technology from Volkswagen

Jacque Fresco with The Venus Project has a lot of visions about the future. Pollution free cars that run themselves, takes themselves to service and that can change color and interior design to your pleasing. Volkswagen has gotten quite far in their research. They have a video on the following link, suggesting all of this, in the year 2028. Of […]

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