The majority needs a new paradigm

Lützerath is passé, the war for resources in Ukraine is raging  and the extinction of species does not stop.

Enough is enough and it is time for change.

But what does the majority of voters want?
The majority still opts for unbridled consumption. The election results clearly show that.

But why is this so? The financial system gives loans to the economy for which interest has to be paid. This makes some people richer and richer and inequality greater and greater.

In order for the economy to pay the interest, it has to sell more and more goods to generate enough surplus.

People are virtually psychologically forced to buy these goods through advertising and discount campaigns. This leads to overexploitation and species extinction. In Ukraine, the issue is the

After all, every family of four in Germany has a national debt of around one hundred and twenty thousand euros.

The greatest effect, however, would be the establishment of justice between the global North and the global South.

Global debt cancellation would also be the first step towards decoupling the economy from the financial system. Read More

Fifty years ago, the financial system had its raison d’être. But today you could produce in real time, i.e. connect the shop shelf directly to the factory via the Internet. Then only what is really needed would be produced.

Especially in the global North, we live in such abundance that we no longer need the market as an instrument for allocating resources. What is important today is that what is produced is distributed fairly. The market and money are the most unsuitable instruments for this. We can see this clearly in the growing inequality in the world.

The financial system has no material value, it is a purely symbolic quantity that attempts to represent the value of goods. Once decoupled from the economy, this symbolic quantity could simply be made to disappear without any negative impact on the real value of goods.

Someone might say: what creditor or banker would put up with that? Read More

At that moment, gross national happiness rises by leaps and bounds, with all the almost unimaginable side effects that the reader must imagine for himself.

Since there is no longer a gross national product measured in money, the economy produces only what people need. No one is bothering to increase consumption through advertising, because there is no need for it. This would abruptly reduce consumption and the ecological footprint of all people, especially in the global North, would shrink significantly in the short term. Long-term climate goals would be met immediately. If everyone participates, we can change this world non-violently by 2023 and prevent collapse.

Then the post-capitalists’ plans for a resource-based economy can become a reality. Then there will be no need for growth, because investment in the economy will be free.

From then on, we will no longer measure prosperity in terms of monetary Gross National Product, but in terms of Gross National Happiness.

Let’s give the majority a new paradigm! Freedom from all debt.

We don’t have to do anything more than spread this message worldwide. Everything else will happen on its own.


Who would ever work for free?Read More

Let’s just imagine that all the money was goneRead More

Would we actually notice when the money was gone? Read More

Apart from money, what else prevents utopia?Read More

Revolution without expropriationsRead More

Does this have anything to do with socialism?Read More


The transition – how will the money disappear?Read More

A global debt reliefRead More

What have we learned from the pandemic?Read More

How long will the transition take?Read More

Economy and society without money – how can that work?

Won’t the whole economy collapse when the money goes away?Read More

How will the economy develop?Read More

Market – what if it no longer regulates?Read More

Investments – where do they come from?Read More

Prosperity without growth?Read More

What will become of our society?Read More

What will become of the state?Read More

SummaryRead More

Will we change our behaviour immediately when the money is gone?Read More

Risks of the simple economy

Will we still work at all if we don’t get any money?Read More

Shops – will we take as much as we can carry?Read More

Performance – do we still make an effort without money?Read More

Garbage disposal – who will do the unpleasant work later?Read More

Bank employees – what will happen to the people in the financial and advertising sectorsRead More

The baker – who will still get up at four in the morning?Read More

Progress – will it continue?Read More

Luxury goods – what happens to limited-edition productsRead More

Who gets the house at the lake?Read More


Work, what is it anyway?Read More

The difference between the sexesRead More

Why do I get more money than I need?Read More

Where does inequality come from anyway?Read More

The Quick revolution in human historyRead More

Why it’s five past twelve and why the clock keeps tickingRead More

Can climate change and economic growth
be reconciled?Read More

What is democracy?Read More

Who came first, the chicken or the egg?Read More

The legal entity that can take any riskRead More

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Berlin, September 2022, Eberhard Licht   


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