Bring on Utopia

“Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie, but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia.” – Kurt Vonnegut As Europeans were making their way to the New World, planting tobacco and …

A Tangent on Tobacco – A Legacy in American Economics: Part 2

Tobacco sprouted up throughout Virginia, and became so influential that when the Virginia Colony’s General Assembly first met to establish a sort of self-governed representative legislation, the first law to pass was regarding the economics of the tobacco trade. Often called “country money,” tobacco was established as currency throughout Virginia, …

Can We Use Money More Collaboratively Instead of Competitively?

For a few years, before I decided to my non-monetary lifestyle experiment, I mulled over this concept of ABC2 Economics. I called it the WeBMaP at the time. In my mind, it only seemed right to find a more balanced solution to our financial predicament. While I know that much of …