@woozle Because when people have tried out systems without the ability to acquire money, there's still unaccountable power, but also mass poverty, starvation, and death.
@stevefoerster And those don't exist in money-based societies?
@dredmorbius I agree that money is a convenient tool. I will have to think in some depth to properly answer your question.
I can say, however, that money has many aspects which are necessary for a primarily physical currency but which could be changed or done away with as money moves into the primarily digital/virtual realm.
I posit that if money is to remain a useful tool, we will probably need to make some changes to how it works.
That said, I will still attempt to answer your question; I just know I don't have time tonight.
@woozle Looking forward to it.
One possible angle: pre-monetary cultures generally seemed to work on a social credit system.
That might have been formal (temple grain accounts) or informal (social gift economies / personal reckonings / structured class or status systems).
These frequently lacked, or at least assigned a vastly reduced role to, physical token transfers. But weren't utterly devoid of some elements of financialised reckoning.
You might want to put some thought into where your primary gripe(s) lie.
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