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Old June 30 2013, 12:09 AM   #570
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Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas

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And yet Belz, I've pointed out more than once that moneyless societies have proven to be quite functional.
I must've missed it. Which real-life societies are functional without money, aside from primitive tribes ?
See my above comments. There was the Spanish Revolution and the Kibbutz movement. Also, in the U.S. there was the San Francisco Diggers which included actor Peter Coyote and engaged in many moneyless activities.

In the U.S. the IWW (the Wobblies) slogan was "against the wage system."

So you see T'G, I've brought up other historical examples besides the Spanish Revolution. I've also mentioned contemporary examples such as Time Banks and the Barter/Exchange Co-ops of present-day Argentina.
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