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Old 11-06-2009, 05:33 AM
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Hi Rick,

I certainly understand your qualms about abolishing money and the concerns you raise are certainly legitimate. But the thing about money systems is that they are and always have been systems of slavery, and all come with an implicit world view that is steeped in scarcity. And the sad thing is that when you look at the natural world you see extravagant abundance that is beyond comprehension.

The main problem with money systems is that once you trade your physical good (or labor) with someone for a 'medium of exchange', you have given your power away to that someone. That someone is then free to do all sorts of 'creative' things to you.

There has to be a better way--but I really don't have any idea what an alternative to money systems would look like. However, I do know that money ultimately has to go if we are to have any hope of a just society.
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