Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 2, 2014, 7:52 p.m. EST by SalmanEagle
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I am a graduate from a university in Toronto in Economics and Management. I learnt only one useful thing in my degree: how money is issued via debt (Treasury Bills), a usurious system that keeps us all on a leash.
Especially since Occupy highlighted the issues of inequality, I tried to develop alternate currency models of economy. However, I have finally decided upon pursuing an altogether money-less, human, economic system centered on volunteering.
You can read about my idea at this website:
Basically, my contention is that since services (like mowing someone's lawn) don't cost anything, therefore we shouldn't charge eachother for them.
To describe my system simply: I serve a person and instead of him paying me I ask that person to serve another. Now, the way I get served is if somebody else (a 'Backer') shows me similar kindness. Meetups are organized to find such Backers, and to inturn find backers for them also and so on. With a growing population, tens of millions being born every year, there will never be an end to the supply of Backers.
You can read about the whole idea at the aforementioned link.
I know that Occupy is composed of the most idealistic people. I am hoping you will find some meat to this idea and/or make suggestions for improvement.
Thank you. SalmanEagle