World without money?

@vittos (121)
Bulgaria
August 30, 2011 11:13am CST
What do you thing?
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10 responses
@jaffna (778)
• India
30 Aug 11
Hi, World without money? No problem at all. No theft, no killing, no bribery, no risks, no wars, no tortures, etc. I would have been really happy if that was the case. Money is the soul-killing issue. We need money to survive but many people think that we survive for money. It's just a problem creating paper, according to me. If government in each country brings up a rule like each citizen of the country will be provided with limited bucks of money every month, it would have been very nice too. We would not have been under miseries. More problems began to arise after the invention of this significant note only.
@babes295 (107)
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
in our situation today, living in this world with no money is nonsense. let's face it, money is everything but make sure that you handle this "thing" intelligently. don't allow money manipulate you. you should manipulate money and not the other way around.
@skydancer (2103)
• United States
31 Aug 11
I think to a lot of people, this would look good on paper at first glance, however, we could publish pages upon pages (literally) embellishing all the problems this could and would cause. In addition - as others have already pointed out - I do not even know if it is possible in today's very advanced society. First of all, whether money exists or not, people will still find some way to place some sort of value on everything. This would be extremely difficult if not impossible without some form of currency because with the old time bartering system that a lot of people have alluded to, a lot of items simply do not have equal denominations. For instance, say I had a horse but wanted bread and eggs. I suppose I could trade my horse for 400 eggs and 50 loaves of bread but what the heck would I do with that much bread and eggs (assuming the bread and eggs person even had such a fiendish amount!)? Then I would have to find people to trade the bread and eggs with. It would be more of a hassle than it's worth. Furthermore, could you imagine purchasing a concert ticket with some clothes and a wooden chair? It also sounds to me like (and I will probably get slammed by some people for saying this) that the closest modern equivalent to such a system would be the communist system, where every system is collectively owned and collectively controlled, with everyone contributing to a general welfare in which no one service or commodity is valued over another. This system has failed every nation in which it has ever been tried. Most jobs and careers would be all but pointless because nobody would have anything to aspire to in their work - they would all get no money no matter what they did and how innovative or amazing or "needed" it was. Basically, the whole reward and work nexus would be destroyed and, as a result, productivity would cease. The thing about money is the fact that it can easily be broken up into units that make universal sense and serve as not only a means of exchange, but also a form of payment when you provide a service for another. The foundation of freedom is that everyone has equal opportunity to live as they choose and carry out their dreams. That takes a lot of work - and let's face it - a lot of money. And as far as we've come, I don't think the bartering system could work for everything, which would include most things.
@hafiz008 (450)
• India
30 Aug 11
I cant think the world without money. Well do you. I have studied about barter system in school days.I just wonder how did they had their transaction during old days. It may be the system like now. We have rules to how transact between two party,just like the same they had in that age.
@QeeGood (1213)
• Sweden
30 Aug 11
Like others already said, we've lived in a world without money with barter and doing gesture for one another. I think it still exist where people exchange one desireable item for something else.
@emjay86 (640)
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
This would be great. But money is but a means of recent times. Long before, there is bartering. Before gaining, you have to lose something in exchange. I guess this is just how the world goes.
@darile (36)
• Italy
30 Aug 11
I think it would be a better world where each person is what he does and not for the money. The barter would be at the base of the world economy and the arts manuals would become the most important, but everyone must be renonce its wealth. Are you ready? Unfortunately I think that is impossible to achieve.
@varier (5693)
• Indonesia
30 Aug 11
Well, it already happened on the past, centuries ago Then I think people would use "barter" as a method of exchange It would be quite not practical then. For example, you have to bring ton of wheat in order to gain an iPhone
@zerd87 (301)
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
World without money means going back to the old world. Barter and trading is commonly used by the people without money around. I guess it is a very hard world.
@walker23 (23)
• United States
30 Aug 11
A person would love to think that this would be a very beautiful thing because money creates so many problems, but at the same time it would be a very destructive life without any hope for salvation. People will always make a kind of currency, even if it isn't paper money, because people always shoot to expand.