Wednesday, January 30, 2008


The BBC reports a man has started a two-and-a-half year walk from Bristol to India without any money - to show his faith in humanity. He plans not to touch any money and is taking no credit cards or travellers' cheques.

He says he is part of the freeconomy movement - a group which began in the US and aims to bring about a moneyless society.

He said: "My interest started five or six years ago when I was studying economics. The more we accumulate wealth, the more it leads to a breakdown of community."

"We need to get back to a more communal way of living," he said. "My mum and dad always speak about a time in Ireland when people came together and took in the harvest together, and no money changed hands."


Freeconomy now has almost 3,000 members in 54 countries .It offers people the chance to exchange skills and labour . Ultimately, members would like a moneyless society. They also want to see more face-to-face communication .

It's about making the transition from a money-based communityless society to a community-based moneyless society. We , of the World Socialist Movement , describe that as free-access socialism .

On their website , Freeconomy states one of the guidelines is that "Photos of members are not allowed. We currently live in a society where people are judged by their appearances."
We , in the SPGB , has declined to place photographs of our political candidates on election leaflets always claiming it is the case , not the face , that is important when presenting our political views .

Perhaps those adherents of Freeconomy will come to realise that it is through the capture of the State and then the subsequent abolition of the State which will fulfil their aspirations and join us of the World Socialism Movement

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