In the past two installments of this series we looked at why money was created and all the problems that the creation of money caused. We left off in the last segment knowing that we needed a new solution that would solve the problems money was created to solve as well as all the problems that the creation of money instigated. But sometimes knowing a solution is easier than instituting it. There are many reasons for this, but perhaps the hardest is that, despite humanity’s advanced evolution, we hate change. Especially change that throws systems we’ve been using for thousands of years out of whack.

Money Demystified

Before we go any further, let us start by taking some of the power away from money. We can do this by informing you that money IS NOT REAL. You may be able to hold money in your hand, use it to buy things, and live by earning it; but in the end it is still just a concept created by humanity. That dollar bill you are holding is just a piece of paper with some images printed on it. The only reason it has a value is because society says it does. Without humans, that dollar is just a piece of paper. The same can not be said of oxygen; for without humans it would still be oxygen and still be useful. Money is just an illusion created by humanity that has grown more and more complicated and harmful as time progresses. Money is an intangible idea and, therefore, worthless.

So What To Do With Money

The first step to solving the problems created by money is to remove it from society. That’s right, get rid of it. Without money, there is no need for money and poverty based crime. It is a solution as simple as 1+1=2, yet it would be met with such opposition that it could never happen. And who would be the people to oppose this solution? The people that have amassed huge quantities of money and, therefore, power of course. But let’s say society could do away with money? Wouldn’t that take away humanity’s motivation for doing things? And how would humans then acquire things such as cars, homes, televisions, Playstations, etc?

Motivation Before Money

People that say money is the prime motivator for the works of humanity are many. And they are all wrong. Let us remember that money did not always exist and humanity still found reasons to be motivated. The first of these reasons was survival and it is the motivation to survive that sustained humanity long enough to become the creatures we are today. Other than that, there are the motivations of renown, curiosity, personal happiness, or a desire to help others. All of these motivations exist and the necessity to obtain money can often get in their way.

Getting Things

Okay, so humanity has other motivations other than money. But what about acquiring things. We need a solution to this that solves the problems of the barter system and the monetary system. But if we look hard enough, we will find that the system is already there. During the days of barter, one had to work in order to have something to trade. When money came around, we had to work in order to get money to buy things. Why not just cut out the middle man and work to get what you want? For example, if you wanted a car you would take some time to go to the car factory and help build one. The same could be done for houses, televisions, and anything else. This work would have to be done in addition to permanent jobs. However, the permanent jobs would not have to be worked nearly as many hours since you are not working for money and companies would not have to pay their employees, allowing them to employ more people than they would before. Imagine walking into a Walmart and having all 50 registers open at the same time.

But what about paying for things that you don’t get to keep (medical care, phone services, etc). We could easily institute rules that state people such as doctors, teachers, public officials, and the like could be exempt from having to work for things like houses, cars, televisions, and the like. Of course, the number of these items they could get per year would have to be limited.

We are not saying this system would be perfect and without problems. But we are saying that it would be a much better system than the one used currently. What do our readers think?