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Thread #78468   Message #1426021
Posted By: Piers
03-Mar-05 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need money?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need money?
Well if you get everything in the same way you get library books, the librarian wouldn't need to be paid, no one would need to buy books and no one would need to pay for the building.

As I have said before, we are not talking about a moneyless system acting alongside a money system. We are talking about abolishing the money system and replacing it with a moneyless system.

I have given an example of moneyless distribution in reality, thus disproving your generalisation that: You may be able to make some cases on theory only but reality makes money seem to be a pretty good idea.

What do have left now but to throw your lot in with the socialists and put an end to war, poverty, alienation, the tyranny of the rich over the poor, sham democracy, banks, cash machines, accountants, tax inspectors, tanks, employment, unemployment, insurance, cashiers and the like? Think how much more efficient it would be. We could concentrate on producing useful things and have some much needed time off to be creative. At the turn of the last century Paul Lafargue though it possible to have a three-hour day and for everyone to have all their needs met and then some, think now about how much more efficient we are at producing things. From the world of 'no profit, no production, can't pay, can't have' shall spring a world of near infinite possibilities.