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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: Because it is easier to carry to the market place than a pig or chickens to trade for the rice and beans I need.

    There will always be a medium .... what is your suggestion to replace money. The current best option is the bit coin.

    Whatcha think? Bob.
    • May 6 2013: I apologies, my explanation was quite ambiguous. hopefully my update helps you understand my question better. there has been some good comments too which may give you a better understanding of where i am hoping to go with the question.

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