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ByColin R. Turner

Answering a question? With a question?

My mother, in all her wisdom, always told me it was rude to answer a question with a question. For the most part, she was right. (Though maybe she was just fed up with me asking ‘why?’ all the time!) What she was referring to really was answering a question such as “Where’s your bicycle?” with something as glib and smart-alecky as “Why do you want to know?” or something like that.
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ByColin R. Turner

Why I’m Binning Online Activism

Many will know me as a tireless online campaigner for a more equitable and sustainable future through The Free World Charter, this site Freeworlder and a myriad of Facebook pages promoting a moneyless world. After six years of this, I have decided to reduce my online activism drastically. Why? Because online activism, in this day and age, is just not worth it.
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ByColin R. Turner

The Tragedy Of 7.2 Billion Ferraris

The current top of the range model Ferrari is the F12 Berlinetta – a 12-cylinder beast which will get you up to 200kmh in 8.5 seconds (perfect for those last minute shopping trips), and which will set you back around $320,000 or so.
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ByColin R. Turner

Universal Basic Serfdom

I’m kind of amazed that I feel I have to write this, when surrounded by so many people already in agreement with a moneyless world, yet who, for some reason, seem to think that a Universal Basic Income will somehow get us there. Personally, I can’t think of anything that would bring us further from a moneyless world – to the point where I am even having ‘conspiratorial’ suspicions as to the origins and impetus of this idea. Read More

ByColin R. Turner

Open Economy vs. Resource-Based Economy

A few people have been asking about the difference between an Open Economy and a Resource-Based Economy, so I thought I’d make a post about it.

In a broad sense, the two concepts are the same – a more abundant, peaceful and sustainable world beyond money and borders. The difference is in the fundamental approach of arriving to this destination.
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ByColin R. Turner

Four Reasons We Are About To Evolve Beyond Money

1. It’s Feasible

Because technology can – and already does – most of the hard work for us now.

Producing all of life’s necessities like food, clothing and building is already many times easier today than forty years ago, and it’s only going to get easier. Automated vertical farming, advanced cultivating techniques and 3D printed clothing and homes are already here.
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ByColin R. Turner

The Mechanics Of A Free Society


AUTHOR’S NOTE: This article was the essay that ultimately inspired the writing of the book Into The Open Economy which expanded on many more details than are described here. I would recommend reading the book which you can download freely as a signatory the Free World Charter or purchase online.

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The Six-Part Puzzle Between You and a Money-Free World

We would all be in a better, moneyless society tomorrow if everyone understood how and why it works, but the truth is that it’s a very difficult idea to convince people of. So why is that? As someone who has been trying to sell this idea to people for about five years now, I’ve had plenty of time to think about this question, and this article is what I’ve come up with so far.
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ByColin R. Turner

A Penny For Your Thoughts?

Imagine you are going out for the evening to meet three of your best friends – all going for a nice meal and a drink at your favourite restaurant. Throughout the night everyone is very relaxed, enjoying each others’ company, having a good chat, sharing some memories and laughs, and talking about whatever’s going on in their lives. Sounds like a pleasant way to spend an evening, right?
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ByColin R. Turner

Dear Invisible Friends

I’m breaking up with my invisible friends. Of course, it’s always right and proper to do these things face-to-face, but unfortunately it’s not possible in this case as they are all –well– invisible. Anyway here goes…
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