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Taking money out of society.

Because man makes everything possible, why do we need money? What's the point of money? So that we have a reason to work? So we can retire someday and still be able to live? If man creates & manufactures everything, why do we need money to continue to create and manufacture things..

I've had this idea for a long time.. And have seen others with this idea. Obviously, there's never going to be enough support for the idea. And if there ever was, those with enough money would squash the idea with some crazy propaganda in the news 24/7, 365 until all that did support a moneyless society would be deemed incredible.

With money, there are soooo many downsides. Even rich people commit suicide or kill others over money. Especially the rich drug cartels. But all around the world, people starve, die of some curable disease, wars are waged, people get murdered for money... There's a huge list of the downsides money creates.. And only one good one...But without money, even that one good one, isn't necessary.

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  • Mar 26 2013: If the Incas could do it and thrive the way they did why couldn't the same be done in a technological society? I definitely think this can be achieved less human sacrifice.
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      Mar 26 2013: RE: "Everything you need . . . " Cashless or coinless is not the same as moneyless. The Incan Tangible Value Representation was based upon the intrinsic value of something as compared to an amount of gold or silver. The Incas did not use coins but used a collective system of tribute and bartering, the ayllu, where they traded creations of gold and silver as well as agricultural products, weapons and clothing. The Spaniards later introduced a system of coinage after their 1525 invasion. The Incan's money was gold and silver.
      • Mar 26 2013: The only trade that occurred was by Central government which was long -distance trade for particular commodities. There were no markets or trade amongst themselves and the only tax required was a Labor tax to the government which in return you would obtain your necessities from state storehouses. No money was ever made because it was not necessary.
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          Mar 26 2013: How does one collect taxes without having one of the four forms of money? (Commodity Money; Receipt Money; Fiat Money; or Fractional Money). Just for purposes of this debate let's say there are two examples from human scoial history of moneyless societies: the Incas; and the Prison Systems. Which of those do you advocate putting forward as a convincing argument for establishing a moneyless society?
      • Mar 26 2013: They called it a Labor tax and why would they have money if they're was no where to spend it. it would be pointless. As for prison, that's actually a bad example because there's plenty of cash in prison but due to risk and quantity something normally a couple dollars on the street costs20 dollars in prison.
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          Mar 26 2013: Actually, the point that there is money in prisons reinforces the premise that wherever there is trade there is a need for money. The rules of prison say "NO MONEY". But the reality is there is money and always will be money UNLESS the rules are enforced with an iron hand, which cannot be done in a free society. Thank you for supporting my point that money is essential to trade.

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