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peter lindsay

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Is there an alternative to money?

I read many entries on this site that tell me about the evils of money and how rampant capitalism is destroying the world. SO! I'm a highschool science teacher. I teach on average100 students per day for 1 or 2 hours each. How can I be compensated for my service in a way that doesn't involve some sort of promissory note?

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  • Mar 1 2013: I don't think we need an alternative, money serves a function and it serves it very well.
    The evils spoken of don't come down to money, it comes down to people, whether money is involved or not inequality's will arise. There are 7 billion people on earth it would be naive to think that no one even if money wasn't present would turn out better than the rest?

    Small scale alternatives are very possible but once you scale up to the huge amount of transactions happening between not only capitalist country's but all other types of economy's and then again to the amount of transactions happening between individual people in any given city at any given time replacing something as simple and efficient as money seems unwise...

    Now if what we are talking about is how people use a redistribute this wealth is a completely different question, but as I said if we are simply talking about money coins and bills without feeling or reason as a tool they are invaluable to society and carry no inherent evil in and of themselves.

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