A new economic order – The gift-economy

Money has a lot of advantages. For example, that some people can buy what they want. Private jets, yachts, trips into space.

But money also has many disadvantages, for example that many people are cut off from housing, medical care or even food because they have no money.

The humanitarian aid storages are full but there is no money to distribute the goods.

Even if a basic income were introduced worldwide, which would be extremely complicated, it would still happen that people are homeless because they had to spend their support on other important things.

Another disadvantage of money is that weapons are produced just because a lot of money can be made with them. As long as weapons are produced, there will be war.

For about 50 years we have reached a level where we can say that everyone on earth would be fine if everything were distributed fairly. There has never been anything like it in human history. But a market economy is not able to distribute fairly.

Money is an accelerator that enables the economy to grow. Economists say that growth is necessary so that the proceeds from growth can be reinvested in the economy.

But growth can only be achieved if more and more is consumed. That is why we are encouraged to consume more and more through advertising. If consumption is no longer sufficient, the lifespan of the goods is shortened. All of today’s economists believe in it like a law of nature and worship it like a god.

And through the increasing level of consumption, we pollute the oceans with microplastics, melt the polar ice caps and cruelly reduce biodiversity.

The only way out of this dilemma is to simply remove the accelerator, the money. Our life would still go on as usual. 

Then investment in the economy is free and the main reason for growth is gone. Then it will also be much easier to distribute our wealth fairly, since we can simply give away the surpluses to the countries where there is still a shortage.

When the money is gone, all debts around the world will suddenly disappear and, above all, the countries of the global south can breathe a sigh of relief. There are no more wars because nobody can make money with weapons. Nobody dies of hunger anymore, because humanitarian aid is free and there is no more homelessness.

And the best thing about it is that nobody has a disadvantage because then they get everything they need for life for free.

We get everything we need from the earth and nature, we just have to process it with our labour.

And that would also be possible without any money. 

Abolishing all the money is very easy. There is a worldwide referendum on complete currency devaluation. For this, people don’t have to change at all. The abolition of money could happen any day.

On the day the money disappears, there is no barter or looting.Read More

People will change gradually.

Try to imagine that everything is free. You could take what you want. Of course you don’t really do that, because there isn’t enough space at home for all those things. But you could. Greed is wanting to have what you can’t have. This means that greed is gradually disappearing.

If we are no longer asked to buy through advertising and price wars, after a short time we only take what we really need. We get a strong civil society because voluntary work is on an equal footing with previously paid work. Sports, art and culture will revive, and young people with good ideas will start up innovative companies because you no longer have to worry about financing. Everyone works together on problems, as there is no longer any competition.

Nobody has to be afraid that something will be stolen from them. Everyone keeps their property. Property is then no longer harmful because you cannot make a profit with it, because without money there is no profit. Nobody needs any more money because everything is free.

We could start with it at any time, no revolution is necessary, just a little overcoming.

Please spread this idea so that as many people as possible know about it.

FAQ

Everything gets better when the money is gone?
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Currency – Don’t we need another currency to exchange when the money is gone?
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Economy – How is the economy developing?
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Effort – Nobody will make effort if performance is not paid for!
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Garbage collector – What about work that nobody wants to do?
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Investments – Where does investments come from when there is no growth?
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Luxury goods – What happens to luxury goods that are limited?
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Market – What happens when the market no longer regulates?
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Private property – What happens to private property?
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Progress – Will there still be technical progress?
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Savings – What happens to our savings?
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Society – How will our society develop?
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Stores – Won’t we then take as much from the stores as we can carry when everything is free?
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Transition – how will the money go away?
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Work – Would anyone still work then?
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Bank employees – What happens to the many bank employees when there is no longer any money to be managed?
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Further questions?

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WHY DO WE NEED TO GET OFF THE MONEY?

A climate catastrophe threatens if something does not change quickly
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The countries of the global south are being plundered because of their high debtsRead More

As long as you get rich making weapons, there are wars
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As long as care work is worthless there is no gender equality
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We live in abundance and yet people are excluded from the necessities of life
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All major economic crises are caused by money
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We have lost the center of our lives
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The market dictates how we should live
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We are on the verge into a new age
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A NEW FORM OF SOCIETY 

Need for a new economic order

Our current economic order, the market economy, is based on an idea by Adam Smith. Adam Smith lived 250 years ago, in a time of hunger, hardship, and ignorance. He invented competition and it generated growth. That led us to today’s prosperity. Read More

The market economy dates back to the 18th century and was made for hardship and deficiency, not for abundance. We need a completely different economic system that can do without growth.

We need a new way of looking at society and the economy that takes into account our current level of knowledge and our current technical capabilities. 

A new economy, the thanks-economy

The air you breathe is a gift from nature. It doesn’t cost anything. Water is also something that the earth gives us. Likewise the oil, the grain and many other things.Read More

Brussels, May 2021, Eberhard Licht   

brussels@letusbe.one

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From the market economy to the gift economy