What is a Resource Based Economy?
According to Jacque Fresco, the founder of The Venus Project, he states that an RBE “is a holistic socio-economicsystem in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude. All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival.”
In other words, it’s a system without money. Money is redundant and just chunks of metal and scrap paper. I know what you’re thinking… How would we value stuff?? How do I pay for things? What about my job?
These are questions that I can hopefully answer throughout the blog.
The first question I would ask of you is what would you do if you didn’t have to work? Sure you might stay at home and play a video game, or just sleep and recharge. But what about afterwards? Most people would go traveling, play music, take up a hobby, go into the garden, learn new things, etc. There is a fascinating video from The Royal Society of the Arts where they explain our need for “Challenge”, “Mastery” and “Purpose.” If we don’t have those goals, then it really isn’t worth doing anything. We as a species need to work to better ourselves and not to make a quick buck.