reply to post by muse7
Very good of you to do that, I love animals and hate to see them suffer in any way.
My question though, and this isn't a slight or dig on you in anyway, if we were to dispense with the whole monetary system, how would we get things
I too have often wondered, "Why can't this be more like Star Trek?" where there is no "money" as such?
I think the answer is, we simply are not at a mentality, worldwide, where we can rely on ourselves, or each other to do the "right thing". And that
being to simply help each other out. So, the only way to get people to spend 8 hours a day building homes for others is to "reward them" with
something - in this case, money so they can use it to buy what they want (food, shelter, medicine, fun things, etc)
If we abandoned money - I can't see how anything would get done. Sure, there'd be a load of people who truly WANT to help and make the non-money
system work. But then you'd get just as many people taking advantage of the others' generousity and hard work. It would create an imbalance whereby
one group will say, "Well, i'm not helping them if they don't help us" and I could only see it leading to a bartering system, which then would lead to
a credit/money system again.
Unless things change, say technology, that means things like food, water, shelter and health are no longer rationed or daily worries, I can't see it
happening. I wish it would tho.
edit on 15-11-2011 by noonebutme because: (no reason given)