money-free


star trek

plus

economics

equals

trekonomics

(by manu saadia)

yeah that's a thing

but money is not a thing

in the star trek universe

beings compete for reputation

instead of "the accumulation of things"

exception: the ferengi

but we'll need more than technology

to bring about a money-free society

if that's what we want

and saadia

invites us to imagine

a universe in which we value

"the cultivation of the mind, education, love, art, and discovery"

above "conspicuous consumption"

hmm...

imagine that