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originally posted by: nonspecific
a reply to: TrueBrit
Any attempt to create a cashless society here in the UK would just create a barter type system, I imagine that silver and gold, services, and tradeable goods would be bartered and thus avoid taxation and traceability.
I think that would be a damn fine thing to happen so maybe a cashless society would be a good thing.
originally posted by: boohoo
Policies structured like Obamacare should have taught us ALL how these kinds of scenarios will play out. Obamacare is merely the test run of how to implement legislated purchases on a large scale. "Click-Wrap Agreements" a cashless society will only strengthen similar policies in the future.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: eluryh22
Did you know, that the vast majority of individuals earn money by way of the least of their talents? I know a web designer and networks infrastructure consultant whose greatest talent is costume making. I know a book keeper whose true skill is also costume related. I know accountants who are fantastic welders, electricians who are far better woodworkers, bank managers who play guitar better than they ever manage money, and so on and so forth.
The number of people who are free to make the most of their talents, rather than taking jobs they hate for pay packets which demean them and say nothing of their true talents is far greater, than the number of people who make money doing what they were literally born to do, what every fibre of their being demands they spend time and love and effort doing.
If you said to any of those people "I will provide you with the tools, the time, and the living necessary to sustain you in comfort, if you will devote yourself to the thing you are best at, the thing you love" then they would chew your arm off to take that opportunity.
Society would have to be a very different beast, to allow for such freedom and nourishment of the people, but unless a cashless society is also a currency free society, where money does not exist, where a persons ability to eat is guaranteed by their will to do what they are best at, and do it to the very highest standard they can, this could never come to pass. We would all be better off if it did.