The Next Step In Social Evolution
Resource Based Economy (a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization) is working on designing, testing and implementing a new socio-economic system called a Global Resource Based Economy. The Global Resource Based Economy is a bold proposal that seeks to provide a higher quality of life through the intelligent management of Earth's resources. What is required is the redesign of our culture to operate within the carrying capacity of the Earth’s resources and in accordance with the wellbeing of people and protection of the environment. This could usher in an age of cooperation, progress, and security between people and nations.
To this end the Global Resource Based Economy is a viable alternative to the hyper-consumer model of free markets, where goods and services wouldn’t be restricted, but more effectively provided. Instead of the vast amount of excess and waste required to maintain profit, the Global Resource Based Economy would ask one fundamental question “What do people truly want?”. In doing this, the Global Resource Based Economy would then employ the best science and technology has to offer towards orienting our management of resources towards these requirements. By approaching our economic goals as a technical problem to be solved instead of matter of ideology as we currently do, the true purpose of economics can be achieved: getting resources where they need to be, most efficiently.
Abundance For All
In contrast to monetary systems which create artificial scarcity in order to maintain ever-increasing profit, a Global Resource Based Economy uses the intelligent and humane application of science and technology to provide abundance for all people.
By making use of our ever-increasing understanding of science and technology, it’s now possible to transition the world into a more fulfilling and sustainable home for all of humanity. While this has been the case for some decades, we now stand at an exciting tipping point where the global community may truly be able to putting aside historical differences in the interest of forging a more prosperous future together. At the forefront of this is our capability to provide humanity with an abundance of goods and services without the need of any monetary exchange. While it may be difficult to imagine how abundance can be achieved without large amounts of money, in fact, it’s our reliance on a medium of exchange (money) that greatly limits our capacity to achieve a higher standard of living. By overcoming our reliance on the antiquated system of monetary exchange and replacing this with modern technology along with an updated set of values, it’s possible to achieve greater abundance in a sustainable and effective manner.
"All Earth's resources become the common heritage of all of the world's people." Jacque Fresco
Higher Quality Of Life
Quality of life is central to the Global Resource Based Economy and will be the primary consideration that informs all decision making. Without a profit-driven incentive obstructing progress, society will have unprecedented means to push boundaries on all fronts, leading to a much higher standard of living.
Instead of a price tag dictating how accessible a good or service is, true availability of the resources that go into producing the good or service will determine accessibility. This means the vast amount of goods and services subject to artificial scarcity due to high prices will no longer receive such arbitrary treatment and will instead be openly available when needed. In the event that a good or service could not be appropriately produced in a large enough volume to satisfy demand, the Global Resource Based Economy would then adjust, such as by pushing more R&D into improved manufacturing processes. By working together to provide not just high-quality goods and services but also high-quality responses to unsatisfactory circumstances, the standard of living will increase not just for some but for all.
Motivation To Participate
If everything is provided for free, what will motivate people to work?
In a Global Resource Based Economy, motivation to participate shifts from having to survive, to pursuing one’s interests and contributing to the rest of humanity and nature.
People are participating in projects that help solve problems common to everyone: Creating abundance, addressing climate change, restoring the environment, ending world poverty and hunger, making education universally accessible, curing diseases, transitioning the world to 100% renewable energy, making all technology and infrastructure sustainable and symbiotic with nature, eliminating all forms of waste, and many, many others. There is no shortage of things to do. After we first address our urgent problems here on Earth, then the vast cosmos is there for us to explore.
A Global Resource Based Economy requires that we efficiently manage our planet's resources as a single system. By using technology and resources more intelligently, we can provide a high standard of living for ultimately everyone, free of charge.
In such a system, there is no reason to hurt each other or the environment, and no advantages to be gained from doing so. This would surpass the need for stealing, embezzlement, corruption, and envy. These behaviors are not inborn, but a result of being raised in today’s society of scarcity.
"Our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is counterproductive to our very survival."
Time For A Real Change
The ideas on this website represent a fresh and holistic approach to global problem solving, but we realize some may disagree with them. All we recommend is for humanity to continue the process of social experimentation, to transcend the limitations of our current society in order to enhance the lives of all people. Only making superficial changes will not deal with the root causes of our problems. The foundation of our social system itself places financial barriers and tremendous constraint on the human potential, both individually and collectively.