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Thread #78468   Message #1416512
Posted By: Little Hawk
21-Feb-05 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need money?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need money?
Good points, Pied. Money is certainly handy stuff in a lot of ways. No doubt about that.

It would be possible, though, to organize a society where all the material needs were taken care of automatically...and people concerned themselves more about activity, accomplishment, personal satisfaction in playing out a part in life, so to speak.

That was the situation portrayed on the Star Trek Next Generation show. The good thing about that society was:

1. Everybody's material needs were met, so there was no poverty.

2. Things were done not for an artificial imperative (dollar profit), but for actual result.

One of the reasons our society is way off track in certain areas is that silly or harmful things are being done simply because they yield a short-term dollar profit. That, in the long run, is a very dangerous way to organize a society.