RBE (Resource Based Economy)

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    Labor is money. It's why we work. To get money, right? Without it, 99.9999999% of us couldn't survive more than a few months. It's how we pay for everything. Rent, mortgage, vehicles, cell phones, food, internet, etc etc. Including taxes. We work, and get taxed for working.
    Why? Because that's just the way it is, right? Why is it that way? Because that's just what we all learned growing up. If you wanna have anything, you gotta work for it. The value of our labor is set by those who are also looking to make/save money. They set the value of your labor. If you disagree, then you don't get the job. Someone will agree to the terms set by the employer, regardless of what you think.
    Money determines everything about our lives. Including how we think.

    A resource based economy revolves around ones labor. The difference is there is no monetary value placed on ones labor. There's value. Plenty of value. More so than there is now. Just no monetary value.
    An RBE is a lot like our monetary system, except there's no money. And with no money, comes no taxes.

    An RBE system would virtually eliminate unemployment. It would also eliminate a lot of crimes. A ton of divorces. And more than likely a lot of wars.
    And since money is the biggest obstacle of new technology & medicine, new inventions and technology would boom faster than we've ever seen.

    Of course, there are a few draw backs. But nothing major, IMO.

    Everyday, most of us get up and go to work. In an RBE, that wouldn't change. But because there's no money, employers could hire as many employees as needed (not afford). Work days/weeks would become shorter. Meaning more time to enjoy more of our personal lives.

    Hard jobs would become easier, because a lot of employers could get equipment that would make jobs easier. Technology would make almost every job easier.

    Some of the best "pro's" I can think of with an RBE: (Besides those listed above)
    No more "lower end" vehicles or devices. Cheap crap they snap together, because it's cheap enough for the low income people to buy.
    Food would not have to be filled with "crap." When I drove a truck, I hauled a lot of chemicals into soda plants that required me to have a hazmat placard. Corrosive 8 and Flammable 3. That went into Pepsi, Coca Cola, Wrigley's candy and many brands of ice cream. Just about anything with flavor in it, will have these chemicals.

    Of course, there would still be a need for some government, local, state and federal. As well as police. But when someone is caught doing something bad, they can't just get out of it with money. And IMO, traffic tickets would be minimized to only those that adversely affect other drivers.
    Welfare: As it stands, doctors who deem someone disabled, have a monetary gain by doing so. So they tell the disability judge that someone is disabled, when they're truly not. So only those who are truly disabled, will be allowed disability.
    And honestly, I believe that jobs would become so easy and stress free, that there'd be almost no reason for a healthy person to work.

    This post is just an extremely small part of what an RBE would look like. But the bottom line, it doesn't get any closer to a "free market" economy than an RBE.
     
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    Nope. I don't drink.

    The concept will happen. Eventually enough people will realize how much we need each other, and how easy it would be to replace GIC (government issued currency.)

    How/why 99.99999999999999% of the people on this earth are enslaved by GIC and the very few who control it is a great question.

    W.C. Fields said "You can fool some of the people all the time. And all the people some of the time. But you can't fool all the people all the time." He forgot about money.
     
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    I can't see how an "RBE" would work except for very small primitive communities. For example how would foreign trade work? You can't do a labor exchange for a tanker full of coffee beans.
     
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    Sure you can. IF the country your trading with is also an RBE. And done a LOT easier than it's being done now.
     
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    How do you exchange labor for a commodity? If we have corn we want to export to a country how would an RBE based trade work?
     
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    The same way it does now. Except without the money (GIC).

    Nothing really changes. People still go to work. Companies still produce goods and services (well, except financial institutions like Wall St. credit card companies and banks)
     
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    Literally fucking retarded.
    Another person who doesnt think success should be successful.
     
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    Why is money equivalent to success?

    IMO, there's a lot more than money to success. It's coming up with a cure or some disease, a moon landing, tennis shoes that are comfortable, cell phones, satellite TV, and 1 gazillion other things that were invented that makes everything easier, more convenience of comfy.

    And you know what the funny thing about it is? Almost every invention started out with one basic concept. How to make something better. Not "how to make a million $$$$. Money don't come into the equation until afterwards.

    When Bill Gates was coming up with his OS, do you think he had profit on his mind? Nope. Not according to him. His idea was to make things better. Same as the guy who invented text messages for cell phones. Or the guy who figured out how to make rubber or penicillin or the anthrax vaccine.

    You know, there could be such a thing called the "free market," without money. Don't you?
     
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