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  •  Time sharing (0+ / 0-)

    Let me put an idea out there.  What if your compensation was credits to get some product / service instead of money.  If you got rid of money, you would get rid of financial capitalism.  Yet you still have competition, creativity, etc...

    This is not as far fetched as it seems.  Time exchanges have been setup throughout the country.

    Maybe it will change how we think about economics.

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

    by noofsh on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:30:34 AM PST

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    •  That's a step in the right direction. (0+ / 0-)

      Their also needs to be some index of the value of different tasks. Not like the unfair market we have today. But not like the unfair market in which everyone gets paid the same thing regardless of skill or responsibility.

      The other is how you value financial investments in the community. Again, not like the unfair market we have today. But not in manner that disrespects how hard it is to come by. Some intentional communities treat these all as loans. So some recognition is given to the value of capital without creating or meeting expectations for windfall profits.

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      by Words In Action on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:22:24 AM PST

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    •  That's just another word for money (2+ / 0-)
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      Because that's all that money is -- markers that can be used to obtain products or services.

      You wouldn't be getting rid of money -- you'd just be renaming it.  We'd have "credits" instead of "dollars", but the net effect would be the same.

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      by TexasTom on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:28:39 AM PST

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      •  All taxable too.. (1+ / 0-)
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        Reinventing money as credits stilll leaves you liable for income raxes.  I;m not sure about sales and FICA tax.

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        by bobtmn on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:25:05 AM PST

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