While this idea has been around since the beginning of mankind it is a concept that is almost new and foreign to the modern man. When I think of start up businesses and all the red tape one goes through to get your business off the ground, I immediately think of the ancient times and ask, “what did they do?” Did they submit business plans before they traded their good or services?
Now we find ourselves living in a world where everything is dictated by the exchange of money and it is in a way extremely difficult to live on this planet as a human being with no money. How long can society live in a world which is designed to make them live and behave like robots? People are beginning to feel a bit gatvol and are beginning to find alternative ways of living desperately trying to escape the money slave system.
While researching the topic of off the grid businesses I discovered a few community sites where people are exchanging business, services and goods within their communities without exchanging money.
The Community Exchange System (CES) is a community-based exchange system that provides the means for its users to exchange their goods and services, both locally and remotely. It could also be described as a global complementary trading network that operates without money as it is commonly understood.
Unlike the conventional money-based exchange system, the CES has no physical currency. The idea that such a currency is required before any trading can take place is an ancient one and increasingly irrelevant in this day and age of computers and the Internet. Information can replace currencies and at the same time eliminate most of the problems associated with regular money.
How do you feel about this? Do you think it can or does work? Would you try this?