A post-scarcity economic system in which money and barter serve no purpose.
Excerpt copied (and edited) from the Venus Project site:
"A Resource-Based Economy is a system in which all goods and services are available without the use of any system of debt or servitude like money, credits or barter. All resources become the common heritage of all people, not just a select few. The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival.
Money is only important in a society when certain resources for survival must be rationed and the people accept money as an exchange medium for the scarce resources. Money is a social convention, an agreement if you will. It is neither a natural resource nor does it represent one. It is not necessary for survival unless we have been conditioned to accept it as such."
- Description of resource based economy at the Venus Project site: http://www.thevenusproject.com/a-new-social-design/resource-based-economy
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- Financial commons
- Solidarity Economics
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