natural economy

“Love means balance and unity. The whole world is disunited. Man is disunited. Every element of man's human relations is disunited, his industry, his government, ideology, religion, education, language, race and culture. Every institution which man ever built is divided against itself, just as every man who built it is divided against all other selves, –man against man– nation against nation.” - Walter Russell


“I do not particularly like the word “work.” Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think this is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.” - Masanobu Fukuoka


(todo: relation → trust → love based economy, worker cooperatives, primary cooperatives (land, farming, housing, water, food, energy, waste treatment, item re-use / repair, community safety, healthcare, childcare, education, …), services cooperatives (product production, transportation, software, library, travel-hospitality aka couchsurfing, art), spiritual cooperatives, trade-currency cooperatives (local exchange trading systems and crypto-currencies, …)

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