The following has been taken straight from Rishi Gangoly‘s blog. I came across him on the Zeitgeist India Facebook group. An amazing fellow with great motivation that keeps him going, I’m certainly glad to know him as much as I do. Also, Monocle advocates The Venus Project and The Zeitgeist Movement, thank you.
People today don’t really need money. They need the resources bought with money in order to live a healthy, happy and civilized life. Through technology, a Resource Based Economy can deliver a life of abundance for each of the 6.8 billion people and 1.5 million other species that inhabit the world, and for multitudes of generations still to come.
A Resource Based Economy eradicates the concept of scarcity altogether – by declaring all the earth’s resources as common heritage of all the earth’s people, removing borders, and using technology to abolish human labour. In a Resource Based Economy, there is neither any need, nor any room for scarcity, corruption, poverty, hunger, conflict, war, crime, prisons, riots, or any other evil we see in society today. Instead of offering temporary solutions for the symptoms of a problem, a Resource Based Economy treats it at its very root. All systems from education and transportation, to lifestyle and research, are derived from a thorough understanding of the planet and its rich resources. They are based on logic, not opinion.