The simple economy

Climate change and rising inequality
are the biggest problems facing humanity today.

We know that parts of the earth will become uninhabitable if the growth of the economy does not stop. We know that inequality among people is growing.

We also know that the growth of the economy does not make people happier because we have to use more and more of our free time to consume what is being produced. We are in a spiral that does not stop spinning.

We know that today’s economy has no solution to these contradictions.

That is why we have to leave this economy, which is based on the market, goods and money, behind and go a different way.

In his book, Eberhard Licht has described this path, with which inequality can be eliminated and with which it is possible to meet the climate goals in the short term.

 

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Climate change does not stop
because more and more CO2 is produced.

For 50 years there have been warnings that growth must stop. The worst impact of growth is the production of CO2 from burning fossil fuels. And that leads to the melting of the glaciers and the polar ice caps.

Growth is now higher again than before Corona. Why doesn’t the growth stop?

The result of the last federal election in Germany is representative for the entire Global North:
85% choose prosperity and growth
and only 15% choose climate protection.
Unfortunately, that’s how it is in a democracy.

Politicians need to listen to the great masses who elected them and who don’t care about climate change and world inequality.
That’s why protests won’t do anything.

There is economic growth as long as there is money that generates profit.

Money = Profit = Economic Growth/Climate Change

No money = no profit = no economic growth/no climate change

It’s very strange to think like this, but the only way to stop growth is if we get rid of money around the world.

The simple economy

What would happen if everyone in the world worked for no money? We mustn’t imagine that nobody is doing voluntary work at all today. Currently, the proportion of unpaid work is about 40 percent of all work done in the global north! This unpaid work is of course mainly care work for the family or relatives. But isn’t that work? I think some men would rather sit at their desk than do laundry, clean the apartment and spend time with the children at home. So why shouldn’t it be possible to work for free anywhere in the economy? Of course there are exceptions when it comes to heavy, monotonous or dangerous work.

Let’s first look at the sectors of the economy that are responsible for the supply of everyday goods: the food industry, clothing industry, transport, energy supply and water management. These branches of the economy supply almost eight billion people with the goods they need every day, if you disregard the ten percent of those who go hungry. But the starving could also be taken care of without further ado. It is said that in the countries of the Global North a third of the food is wasted. Only one sixth of the global agricultural land is used for the production of food, four times as much is needed for animal feed.

So it can be said that all of humanity would be provided for free if all people worked voluntarily. Really free? Of course, because all raw materials are provided by nature. Without exception.

Let’s summarize: All people work voluntarily, i.e. without pay. Not only those who are still working voluntarily, but also the 60 percent who are still being paid for their work. Nevertheless, all people would be provided with everything they need.

If all people are provided with the necessities, it also means that all unnecessary goods can be produced through voluntary work. Since the raw materials for these goods are also provided by nature, these goods can also be given away free of charge. These unnecessary goods include TVs, cars, cell phones, airplanes, etc.

So you can be sure
that the economy would function without money.

The abolition of money would bring tremendous benefits.
Many important works cannot be carried out today
because there is no money for it.
This barrier then automatically disappears.
People then simply go where something needs to be done.

When the money has disappeared from the market, then the goods can finally be distributed fairly and those who have little or no money will get their share.

If there is no more money, then there is no more profit and no more interest. That is why property is no longer harmful, because you can no longer do anything with it. It takes effort, and what you don’t need for yourself will gradually become common property, which everyone helps to preserve.

So this system change does not require any expropriations at all,
as in the transition to socialism.
It’s a much better system than socialism!

Now hardly anyone can imagine how money can be abolished. But one could imagine a global general debt relief, right? Mankind has dreamed of this since biblical times. But mutual indebtedness is an inscrutable mess. How easy it would be if you said we’d get rid of money altogether, then of course all debt would also be eliminated.

So all we need is a global referendum for debt relief, which everyone will surely vote for, and that will lead to a general debasement of all money.

The next day we go back to work, but gradually our society will change for the better. Because then we will no longer cheat each other, but we will give each other presents.

There isn’t much time left.

All you have to do is spread this information around the world!

FAQ

Baker – Who’s going to get up at 4am?
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Bank employees – what will happen to people in the financial and advertising industry
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Basic income – wouldn’t it be enough if a basic income were introduced?
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Better – Everything gets better when the money is gone?
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Climate change and rising inequality
Why is it getting worse instead of better?
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Collapse – Won’t the entire economy collapse when money disappears?
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Economy, what will happen later?
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Garbage collection – who does the unpleasant work later?
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Investments – where do they come from if there is no money?
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Luxury goods – what happens to limited edition products
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Market – what if it is no longer regulated?
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Performance – does it still exist in a money-free society?
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Private property – what about it?
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Progress – will it continue?
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Prosperity
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Replacement currency – do we need one then?
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Savings – what happens to them?
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Shops – will we take as much as we can carry?
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Society, how is it evolving
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Transition – how will money go away?
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Will we still work at all?
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Working voluntarily in the whole economy, is that even possible?Read More


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 

The major economies of the past 100 years
failed in solving the global problems

Capitalism – property and moneyRead More

Socialism: money and no propertyRead More

THE NEW ECONOMIC ORDER:

Property and no moneyRead More

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 gift-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, February 2022, Eberhard Licht   

brussels@letusbe.one

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