If we envision this city as a model for a new socio-economic system, which we set up from scratch, do we then need a traditional economy? Our existing capitalist system has enabled our current state of extreme poverty and inequality, in addition to the environmental destruction we see. How do we steer away from capitalism? Some key questions to consider:
- What function does an economy play in a society? What are alternative ways to provide these functions?
- Do we need money to exist at all?
- Can a barter economy work? Can a gift economy work? These systems have worked at smaller scales - how can they be scaled up?
- What can we learn from ancient societies where concepts such as money or property did not feature? How did these societies function, and can this work in the context of the Untraceable City?
Ideas and resources
We are looking for ideas and resources in the field of Economy that may enable a city to adhere to the Triple 95 rule. Please help out!
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