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I've heard people talk about "resource based economies", but I haven't looked into it enough to truly advocate it.
There is such a thing as incentive outside of monetary gain. I think it is ridiculous to assume no one will accomplish anything if all basic needs are already provided. People will naturally want to accomplish and explore.
Communism doesn't fundamentally work because there isn't a means to provide for all to have the basics and not lose something. The argument is that without a producer, then there is no economy.
This doesn't calculate the pretense of an automation of production means. .
This also doesn't calculate more abundant/convenient sources of energy
A large majority of crimes ARE committed by people that come from poverty. Then again, you could argue that most people of the world are in poverty, no?
The birth of a great many crime stems from poor living conditions. It isn't just money.
It is broken neighborhoods, horrible living conditions, psychological downtrodden members of the community, scarcity and so much more.
A great deal of crimes would disappear if more people had their fair share.
Individuals that commit crimes in such a world thereafter are not doing so because of need, but out of impulse, that is to say ... that they aren't mentally sound.
You cannot tell me that if I had food/water/shelter/communication/electricity/etc., that I would not pursue some serious endeavor for the sake of bettering myself and perhaps even aiding others.