06-05-2023 NEW International Times Coronation Day Special 'Forming Non-Monetary Civic State' (see 'Discussion' page)
Neoliberal economics has not only brought humankind and other species to real and potential extinction; it has also brought us within a hair's-breadth of an IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENTABLE NON-MONETARY ECONOMY that will relieve people of dependency upon money.
This economy is nothing new. Parallel non-monetary economies are dotted across the globe, some of them national and international in scale. Yet, a suitable way to join those dots to form a credible option to the monetary market has been elusive. Until now.
Frenetic efforts to expand on Post-Capitalism; Anti-capitalist movements; New Economic Methods calling for a corporate moral imperative; Populist replacement of political regimes; escalating Protectionism and localization; De-growth myths; threats from a Fourth Industrial Revolution; expanding appeals from global Eco-campaign networks and petitioning for participatory democracy - all compound the sense of urgency, hopelessness and fear.
during Covid-19 pandemic June 2020
"Compelling" Kristina Abbotts, Chief Editor Routledge NY
Or have we missed a trick? Using existing processes, organizations and technology, every person living can have the inalienable right to earn for any work they choose to undertake; to revolutionize global trade without dependency upon money or corporate and political will; transforming not only employment relations, but international ones, turning even MONETARY CAPITALISM SOLVENT as a bi-product and generating the Fifth Industrial (Eco) Revolution.
This is ONLY available by forming the PARALLEL NON-MONETARY ECONOMY of the 99%
The Pathologised Planet
Overturning our pathological dependency upon money
01 - Countdown - contrast of political aims with cost of living for most.
02 - Money, What a Waste - what money amounts to in real terms.
03 - Becoming Somebody - hierarchy, status, individuality, facade, post-truth, self-esteem.
04 - Automatons - capitalist minimizing of market engagement; resolving labour conflict.
05 - The Fifth Industrial Revolution - what non-monetary economy would empower.
06 - Parallel Realities - reality v ideology; realities beyond money & capitalism; real PNME.
07 - Careful What You Wish For - freedom responsibilities, chaos fear, strength v weakness.
08 - Who Is a Nobody? - value of autonomy & empowering people indiscriminately.
09 - Nine Tenths of the Law -possession / dispossession / non-possession; work or cheat?
A Chance For Everyone : The Parallel Non-Monetary Economy