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Resource-based economy

A resource-based economy, proposed by The Venus Project, or a post-scarcity economy as proposed by The Zeitgeist Movement and others, is a very similar idea to an open access economy, so it's worth mentioning here and outlining similarities and differences in the theories.


A resource-based economy also advocates a world beyond a market system, without money or borders.


Although Jacque Fresco (who coined the term 'resource-based economy') said: “I am interested in all aspects of the earth and people, people mostly. I'm not too interested in technology, although it may seem I may advocate that” 1) , advocates for an RBE usually petition for the use of science and applying a systems approach to creating a better living and social environment. By making the operation of society significantly easier through science and technology, it is thought a transgression beyond money and markets will naturally occur.

An open access economy focuses more on leveraging social systems and culture already in place, such as community initiatives, sharing and volunteering while promoting a primary value shift and behavioural adjustment. When brought to scale and used together with available technology, it is believed these core value shifts at an individual level will create new patterns of behaviour that can render explicit trade systems obsolete.

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resource_based_economy.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/05 01:12 by jusr