Many critics of wide social change agree that it is not possible to transition out of the current socioeconomic system of monetary exchange as it has grown too big to fail. They might argue: While a resource based economy may work in theory, the practical application of it would be impossible.
Unfortunately, if we continue on with the current monetary system we will end up with inevitable massive problems and therefore, we need to critically analyze how we can transition. Clearly, this is no easy task. I have identified that the first order to successfully transition out of a monetary system and into a resource based economy is to educate the public on what a Natural Law Resource Based Economy truly is.
I was driven to this conclusion through the debate on whether or not a RBE would be beneficial to society on debates.org. Here we find a split decision with arguments on both sides of the spectrum. After reading a few of the ‘NO’ arguments it became clear that people have no idea what a RBE represents.
While a resource-based economy would have its benefits, it would also create many problems that could harm the overall economy.
In no way is a RBE involved with the current monetary system. A RBE rises above money and puts an end to the debt system. The so-called economy of today is what needs to end, not continue.
Our country works well with the economy we have.
Uh… No. Our country does not work well with the economy we have. Let’s remember that the definition of economy is ‘the careful management of available resources.’ We do not live in a successful economy when 3.1 billion go without clean water and millions of homeless line the streets while homes go people-less.
Using a resource based economy means people would have to go without the things that they have become accustomed to. Without money, people wouldn’t be able to afford to fix their homes or cars.
Wow. People wouldn’t be able to fix things without money. This is true ignorance of what a RBE is. A ten minute Google search could have answered this argument. Money does not fix things, people and machines do. Amazingly, people still refer to monetary status when discussing a RBE. There simply is no poor or rich, thus, it is an incomprehensible argument.
If we are to rely on a resource based economy it will be ruled by the powerful psychopaths that know how to take more for their selves.
The people in power would have a frightening amount of power, power that would surely be abused from the inception.
At least here we have an argument centered on pessimism and not just complete ignorance, but an RBE provides us with no government, no corporations, and no money to dictate power. Military weaponry will be a thing of the past. There would be absolutely no one to represent this so-called power hierarchy.
One cannot simply just remove money from the equation – it serves so many useful purposes in our society that even without a central currency existing, people would still operate in a way that we can recognise today as being monetary in nature.
Money is here due to scarcity. We now live in a time when abundance is possible. Money is outdated and that is exactly why a RBE is rising in popularity and conceivability.
Would just lead to more wars & competition over resources
What do you think wars are fought over? Human rights? Good will? Hell no, it’s about resources & power.
Wow. Reading through this argument hurts my soul. First off, a RBE presents a new meaning of peace. For a RBE to truly develop, I believe that the world would have to embrace it. No longer would there be nations, but instead a civilized humanity. This would essentially end wars as we know it. Next, resources would be in abundance so the argument is scant either way.
Money is not the problem……
Just as people (not guns) kill people, people (not money) create all our problems.
Tell that to the 22,000 children that die each day due to poverty. (UNICEF)
Countless other arguments exist like this online. It’s clear that there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to destroy the misinformation. Unfortunately, some of the root concepts behind a resource-based economy are difficult to digest for the average person. It appears that an effort needs to be made towards making the concepts easier to understand. One of the best resources available is the new book entitled The Zeitgeist Movement Defined: Realizing a New Train of Thought.