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Why do we still live in a monetary based economy? How can we make our current system more efficient, less wasteful and overall sustainable?

Is there a better system that we could follow that is based around improving quality of life for all humans and to increase resource efficiency? I am not proposing that we don’t use a type of currency for trade, what I am saying is that our current system is not working efficiently and not improving human life. Money is the focal point and it traps people in it through debt. Our dependence on money has many adverse affects. It is limiting our potential and stopping sustainable progression.

Wouldn’t it make more sense to live in a society were we do things to their full potential. Maximise efficiency and minimise waste. A system that is transparent with no class distinction. That provides the basic needs of life for free; Food, shelter, education and cloths. No strings attached, nothing locking you in. We live once so while fill it with things that add nothing to your life our others?

Im not saying we should do this or that, I am saying that there are flaws in our current system, how can we change it to make it better? How can we make our current system more efficient, less wasteful and overall sustainable??

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  • May 5 2013: Let's see.
    Close to 100% of all crime worldwide, is directly connected to money.
    The other small percent is indirectly connected to money.

    A resource-based economy.
    While people scoff at it, no one here or elsewhere in the world has been working on redesigning or re-engineering society like Mr. Jacque Fresco through his Venus Project. No one. So all one has to say is to demean his work.

    The monetary system has been kept going through fear, wars, massive death and enormous pollution.
    I don't see how anyone can continue to support it or blindly choose ignorance over the reality of what it has done.
    It clearly cannot continue, will collapse and all our problems will still exist.
    The resources to use. The factories, institutions, knowledge, will, desire, wants, needs, tools and so on, will all be there. So too, will people.
    One is led to believe that because there is no money, there is no motive.
    Amazing.

    Clearly many can no longer think for themselves. They only think what they have been told to think regarding our problems.
    That keeps them alive and well.
    • May 5 2013: Obviously you see flaws in our current system and would like to see change. I’m interested to know what changes you would make? How would we realistically make the transition and what is currently stopping people? You have made a few brief suggestions already but id like to see a more in depth explanation.

      My current but ever evolving explanation is that people are preoccupied with surviving in our current system and trying to find some happiness along the way. I think that a majority of people around me know that there is serious corruption in the world but what can they do when you have a family to support, a mortgage to pay, etc. the system traps people by consuming their time and overwhelming them with distractions.

      We naturally don’t like change; a change of this scale that would affect so much of our lives is very daunting. I think this is why it is so important to be talking about how we would make change instead of why we should make change. The why is quite clear when you look at the world and how out of balanced it is in every respect. People will want to know how it is going to affect them before even considering it.

      There needs to be a plan. There are some out there, but why haven’t they taken root? What needs to happen to make change take off?

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