Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers (Full Version)

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Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers is an award winning Swedish documentary film on consumerism and globalization, created by director Erik Gandini and editor Johan Söderberg.

It looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be.

The film is about our world, the modern civilization that eats more than needed. It’s not very much information that is physically showed, its the pictures in symbiosis with music that is the real strength in this flick.

The film leans towards anarcho-primitivist ideology and argues for a simple and fulfilling life. Run time: 51 minutes

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Universal Economics – A Revolutionary Idea to Replace Our Broken Money System

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Universal Economics (UnEc) is a non-money alternative economics system which combines the efficiency of a market economy with a strong philosophy of social responsibility. It was first visualized in 1947 by philosopher Addison Brown, in a rudimentary form, as “Prior Choice Economics.” But the technology for implementation did not exist at that time. Now it does.

UnEc is not simply “cashless” in the sense of EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), but is literally a new paradigm of economic activity that transcends money the way money transcended the barter economy thousands of years ago.

The basic necessities of life (i.e. food, shelter, clothing, health care, education, etc.) are easily provided to all members of society whether they are currently working or not. There is no taxation of any form, so productivity is never penalized.

More at: www.unecfreedom.com

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5 comments to Universal Economics – A Revolutionary Idea to Replace Our Broken Money System

  • tgriff

    Sounds like world currency.
    One computer controls all. Transparent taxes. President, then Congress have highest pecking order.
    How interesting that UnEc begins with “UN” – as in “United Nations”. Fitting.
    All it needs is RFID implants to be the “Mark of the Beast” – But this is already provided in ObamaCare.

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    • tgriff:

      World currency? UnEc has no currency, that is the point. And no taxes. Goods and services are simply given away to consumers. The UnEc computer does not “control,” it merely records. The president does have highest pecking order in this suggested Reward List, but that will be decided democratically by society. Would you prefer the present system, where the corporations control our society?

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    • rATH

      How do you get world currency out of no currency? And how in the world do you get obamacare out of it.? You must be making a comment about another doc.

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  • rATH

    The only problem I have is that the filthy rich that gave us this economic disaster would be granted a position at the top of the point list because of their wealth. Remove the point list and use the first come first serve no matter what position and individual has. This would also eliminate the problem of hacking into point list and aranging the hierachy.Why not make everyone equal?

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  • rATH:

    I hear you brother. We grappled with these issues for years. But if we throw away the Points List then we have to throw away the Reward List. Then we have a system with no differential rewards. Human Beings are competitive by nature, that is not a bad thing. Of course we are also cooperative by nature. To design a practical system we have to balance these two characteristics. The “filthy” rich will all be gone within a generation of the implementation of Universal Economics. There is no money to be inherited in UnEc. Of course the family will inherit any goods and property accumulated up to that point, but that is very different from the tremendous raw anonymous power that money confers. And UnEc Points CANNOT be inherited. We want the most skilled system administrators near the top of the Reward List to guarantee the security of the network, so that hacking is not a real problem. We can do this in UnEc because “cost” is not an issue, we can build whatever redundancies and systems we need to insure this. UnEc is similar in principle to Fresco’s “Resource Based Economy,” but in my opinion his interpretation is not very practical at this stage of human evolution.

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