Imagining a World without Money (video)
You are brought up to believe that you shall earn your living by the sweat of your brow, and that holds people back. Freeing people from drudgery and repetitive jobs which make them ignorant, you rob them. In a resourcebased society, machines free people. You see, we can’t imagine that because we’ve never known that kind of world. In a money-based society, human employment is in direct competition with technical development. The whole point of technology is to free humans from servitude. The path is clear but our monetary based structure blocks this progress, for humans need jobs in order to survive. Many occupations today will simply have no basis to exist in a resource-based economy.
Virtually all forms of crime are a result of the monetary system and without money a great majority of the crimes we see today would never occur.
Billions each year are spent on prisons and police, while only a fraction is spent on programs for poverty, which is one of the most fundamental variables responsible for crime, and as long as we have an economic system that prefers and in fact creates scarcity and depravation, crime will never go away. If people have access tohe necessities of life without servitude debt barter trade, they behave very differently. You want all these things available without
a price tag. Jacque Fresco Lectures
The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. There are many people today who are concerned with the serious problems that face our modern society: unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth's ecosystems. Song: Come Tomorrow (Ballad of Jacque Fresco)