Friday, August 19, 2011

Transforming Society (11) - Money

A great deal of giving and sharing will take place in A Street, but there will also be some market transactions. Jack has always paid for someone to mow his lawns. When he realised that a man from D Street had a lawn mowing business, he gave him the business. Jack could afford to pay for getting his lawn mown, so he preferred to keep on paying.

When the money broke down, Bert started recording transactions between people in the two streets to allow trade to continue. When the time is right, Bert and some friends will start new bank to serve the people of A Street. It will become essential for the functioning of society, during a time of economic collapse, but that it is too big a story to tell here.

The full story is told in this parable.

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