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Old March 28 2013, 11:12 PM   #176
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Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas

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No money isn't post-TOS, I'm pretty sure.
The idea first cropped up in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
I always took Kirk's comment about "They're still using money" and telling Gillian that they "don't have money in the future" was a reference to not using currency rather than not having a monetary system.
Or it may be that if one lives in one of the most monetized and commoddified societies in our globalized, neo-liberal economy, that the idea of a moneyless society seems incomprehensible to them. The effects of what Gramsci called "Cultural Hegemony."

"Some collectives did in fact abolish money. They had no means of exchange, not even coupons." The Anarchist Collectives by Sam Dolgoff.

"What does it mean, 'exact change?'" - Spock stepping off the bus in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
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