Consider the following:
The first time I heard about RBE, I immediately got a feeling that ‘this is good’, but at the same time, I couldn’t get it to work in my intellectual analyzing mind. And that’s why I started this blog. I felt strongly that RBE is possible, and not only possible, but the best alternative humanity has ever been able to choose. But I couldn’t prove it. Because I too was totally indoctrinated in my mind in regards to thinking about money and property as givens. As something that’s always been there, like air. It has taken me a couple of years to ‘dedoctrinate’ myself into seeing how RBE can be possible.
From an apparently anonymous writer at the The Resource Based GIFT Economy, admittedly a blog with Zeitgeist/Venus Project tendencies, but with some reservations:
My point and question is; How can/will a resource based economy work on a global scale, without it becoming a ‘totalitarian’ system? For sure, none of us want’s any ‘global machine government’, even though that is what Jacque Fresco of The Venus Project proposes. We all want’s to be able to make our own decisions.
Perhaps the non-surrender of ideals is a trap for the intellect. But what of the alternative? I’m one of those people who can’t read an economics textbook without experiencing symptoms of clinical depression. Perhaps (like Thoreau) I must become more callous. But is not the history of science/technology/politics full of examples of things THEY said couldn’t be done? How is it that the dismal science of economics must somehow be exempt?