Some of us working with The Free World Charter initiative believe that Iceland could be the perfect place to begin a money-free or gift economy. Here’s why:
While these ideas have been brought about by non-Icelanders, it is our hope to get enough support for the idea to at least start a conversation among the Icelandic people and authorities. it is our hope that they may see the value in pioneering a money-free cooperative community and become an example for the rest of the world, showing that a future world beyond money and hierarchical rule is not only possible but highly desirable.
1. While we admit that Iceland could never be fully self-sufficient and will always require a certain amount of skills and resources from outside, we would hope that other countries would support Iceland’s endeavours. Of course there’s no guarantee this will happen, but it seems reasonable to assume that, given humanity’s natural desire to contribute and the positive, daring nature of the proposal that other countries would offer assistance.
2. Since Iceland may become vulnerable to exploitation and unable to defend its territory in the event of such attempts, it may be possible to contrive external protection of its borders through some UN decree which would grant Iceland a ‘protected’ money-free status. This ‘money-free’ status could then also be applied to other countries who wished to follow Iceland’s example.
3. As of writing, all of this is pure speculation and is not founded on any established fact or current debate. This projects aims to highlight and garner support for the idea, in order to begin a conversation on the idea.
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Source: Freeworlder Blog