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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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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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What can we learn from the Internet?

Internet pioneer Danny Hills has a TED talk about the early days of the Internet. On that talk we see that the Internet, on its early days, was essentially an obscure network based on trust. Today, the Internet is much bigger, and much more important. Despite its massive importance, governments and corporations are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to […]

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Invitation to Submit Articles

We welcome you to submit your original content. www.theresourcebasedeconomy.com is an independent blog for people interested in a resource based economy, with all it’s aspects, from giving and sharing to technological advancements, social systems, and more. We author and aggregate mind-opening articles, editorials and videos that inspire the world of our readers and liberate them from the status quo. Submission Guidelines  Topic […]

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The Global Gift Economy Is Here

Many people are afraid we will get some kind of totalitarian dictatorial system with RBE. The fear is understandable when you look at living examples of communism like North Korea, Cuba, China and the former Soviet Union. Some might even think that today’s rampant capitalism is better, but then they are forgetting all the corruption, pollution, poverty, war and crime it […]

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Douglas Mallette Lectures on a Resource Based Economy

I filmed this lecture and interview together with The Zeitgeist Movement in Oslo, Norway. Douglas Mallette gives here a somewhat deeper look into what a resource based economy is, how technology will play a role, and how RBE can be implemented in society. The lecture:   The interview:  

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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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A Desert Island

This article is extracts from a longer discussion on The World Freedom Demo group on Facebook. You might also want to read the post ‘Will a Resource Based Economy Work?‘, for a more in depth look at RBE. Picture a group of 100 people on a desert island. They only have what nature provides. There are no banks and no […]

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Will a Resource Based Economy Work?

There has been a longer discussion recently in this article whether a resource based economy will work or not. And the opposer’s argument was largely centered around a notion that in RBE there will be no contracts, that people can just walk away from their ‘job’, and that this will lead to a lack of mining ‘ore’. That we won’t […]

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