A World Without Money?
Would the world be a better place if there was no money? You didn’t have to go to work every day. There would be no more worries about how you are going to pay for the mortgage, about paying for your insurance, that you might be robbed for your money on the next corner. We can learn to distribute our goods and services according to need rather than by the ability to pay. Wealth will no longer be a status symbol. A man will be judged by what he is; not by what he has. He will be judged by his achievements, leadership, ideas, and artistic endeavours or skills, not by the size of his wallet. Everything will be free according to need but because you are not working in paid employment you may need to help provide for yourself and others who live around you. Since co-operation will replace competition the government, industry and the people will learn to work together as a team to meet the economic needs of their country. In New Zealand we have a lot of resources which will help us survive in a world without money. We have an abundance of water, we have a high level of farming because our climate is good and we are able to grow many kinds of food. Surely, this country is capable of supplying the necessities and common luxuries for everyone. The more "expensive" items, such as housing, cars, machinery, would be provided for on a priority basis. For example, the homeless would be provided housing and agricultural workers will receive machinery to increase production on their farms. We will need leaders to help organise all of this and to encourage people to work together as a team to meet the economic needs of our nation as well as every individual. Yes, competition is great; but cooperation is even better. Cooperation avoids duplication of effort. Wouldn’t it be more efficient to have everybody freely working together, sharing ideas, thoughts and technical knowledge? Patents and industrial secrets would be a...
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