posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 11:52 AM
Trade and money cannot cease to exist. Even in elementary forms, people trade items to have things they do not. A good fisherman will begin to fish
exclusively, while a hunter hunt, and the farmer, grow. Likewise, instead of everyone watching their one or two children, they will be centralized
upon a single person so the others can find gainful employment (even if its just knitting sweaters for the family). Trade is also key to develop
non-essential elements of society like philosophers, artists, musicians, theologans, and to a great extent scientists. To extinguish trade is to
create a society that has no way to sustain these non-essential occupations.
If you mean to say a Utopian society, I think its a great idea, but the reality is, even if we did have a world where you had infinite resourses to
satiate the masses, trade would still exist. People barter for power, affection, love, sex, even more of whatever they already have, the right to
deprieve someone else of something, or even just because they love trading.
Regardless of what Star Trek tells you-- you can't have a society that is free of trading. It is an element of any society with people. (and some
even argue animals exhibit this behaviour as well)