Most of the people I tell about abolishing money say, “For God’s sake! Humanity is far from ready! ”
I then ask, what are we not ready for?
The most important thing at money disappearing is that nothing should change at all in the beginning. On the day the money disappears, everyone has to do exactly what they did the day before. Getting up early, going to work or school, and running the usual errands after work. Since you usually get your salary or wages at the end of the month, you first notice something when the cash registers in the supermarket are not occupied.
It is therefore important that nothing changes so that the existing supply chains are not disrupted. The supply chain from the raw material supplier to the factory, from the factory to the wholesaler, and from the wholesaler to the retailer, to put it very trivially. And this chain will continue to function even without money because every employee in this chain does his or her job. Just like the employees of the power company, waterworks, sewage plant, drivers of trains, buses, taxis and trucks, medical staff, police officers, teachers, postal workers, etc. Road construction work continues, new machines are installed, and research continues. And each of the billions of employees goes to the shops in the evening and gets what they need to live. Or he buys the new television, the purchase of which had long been planned.
Nothing changes, only that no money flows back.
The changes come gradually. It will start with the fact that we don’t look at the prices. We will take the fruits and vegetables from regional organic cultivation that we had previously left because they were too expensive for us. And maybe we think about the fact that just as much manpower was used to produce it as for vegetables from cheap countries.
Again, it is important that nothing changes in the beginning. Everything has to go slowly. Regional agriculture will switch from rapeseed cultivation to organic farming, but that takes years. And so long it goes on as before.
But we have to start now. The sooner the better.
Some still say – let’s look at each other, we’re greedy because of our nature.
That’s going to change. If we want to imagine how it should be, then we can imagine a party. That’s what leisure should be like. A party to which everyone brings something. Everyone is invited.