Life without Money


Have you ever wondered what life would be like without money? Where would society be? How would we live? Well, since this is, right now, I am going to tell you what life would be like without money. Since there is no money, no one would work, because there is no incentive, unless you truly love what you do. Who here truly loves what they do and cannot live without their job? Crime rates would drop, because criminals would have no need to rob or murder someone anymore since money is not in the picture. Illegal drugs would simply disappear since there is no incentive also. There would be no stock market, since it is completely built on money. No more phone solicitors or junk mail. Without money, all precious metals like gold and silver would be worthless.

Doesn’t this world sound good? Well, here’s the downside. Without money, the whole economy will just collapse, and we will be living in complete anarchy. There would be no organization or order, or even major advancements in any category. Say goodbye to your favorite television shows or radio stations, because they have no need to be on the air anymore. We would pretty much be living in a world with no technology whatsoever, back to the way our ancestors had lived long, long ago. This would not be a very pleasant life. So, money has it’s pros and cons, but overall, it benefits the economy. Instead of killing each other for money, we would simply be killing each other for food. The fact of the matter is that money has always existed, it’s called value. What a piece of paper now means to us, may have been a bushel of wheat to our ancestors back then.

If you are in the United States, then you can thank the founding fathers for designing a system that motivates change to benefit society.

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  1. August 9th, 2009 at 11:27 | #1

    Interesting post – I was reading the other day about freecycling – a lifestyle based on living off the stuff other people throw away – I don’t know much about it, but there’s a website, and while I agree with you that money is another form of barter, I do think that too much emphasis is placed on NEW stuff, and MORE money, and SPENDING money for STUFF that we don’t really need but just want. So… these are my two cents for what they’re worth

  2. mr nazim
    April 21st, 2010 at 22:32 | #2

    I believe a world without money can only work for those who are not into materialistic things, everyone will be equal, money was invented for the sole use of debt and power,deviding those with it, n those without. its a system

    We make that system work, if we were to stop work (whole world) the system wil crumble. Only too many ppl care about money rather than what really matters, e.g love, friendship , family. True knowledge, if everyone helpd one another they won’t b fighting over anything. Nothing is stopping us exept us!

    The world is so dependant on technology and money that without it, they won’t survive! Even though they don’t realise us as humans adapt to change!

  3. Anita
    November 6th, 2010 at 12:22 | #3

    First and foremost, Technology would not completely die out. It is up to man to decide what to continue, the question is woould they continue it if money wasn’t involved? At this moment in time I have little faith in mankind for that.
    Lastly, Money was first introduced around 600 BC in Lydia, which is now western Turkey, not America.

  4. anonymous
    December 16th, 2010 at 05:12 | #4

    You can take your founding fathers and shove them up your ass. They didn’t invent money or economy. Also, everything is over”valued”.

    Retard americans, jeesh!

  5. TaDuds
    February 1st, 2011 at 10:08 | #5

    I think about it all the time. Believe it or not, there hasn’t always been money, or that kind of system on this planet. Of course, you have to look back before the last ice-age. Since then we have traded all our values for money, which really isn’t even real. Yes, alot of things would go away, but noone would stop discovering things, people would work at what they were best suited at, no more letting our government and big companies poison our bodies and our minds, a whole lot less destroying the planet, not as much depression, the list goes on and on. Money has reduced us all down to a dollar sign on some bottom line somewhere, and they wonder why people are depressed. Maybe we just aren’t happy being told that our worth is in dollars and cents? Do you know how many people would have to become nicer, more decent human beings if they couldn’t buy their way through life? I’ve met seversl, who think because they own something, that makes thm a good person, cause that’s what we have all been brainwashed to believe. sad, but oh so true.

  6. gats
    January 10th, 2012 at 09:50 | #6

    I disagree when you said life would be unpleasant without tv or radio, in fact, I could live without that, people can still create music without technology,it only sounds unpleasant to someone that doesnt do anything else in their life with technology, we can grow our own food, drink fresh water, and use the worlds resources to build some form of shelter, children will be raised by the community, this article you made has no references other then your own perspective, therefore I leave you my statement.

  7. tezza31
    February 19th, 2012 at 22:59 | #7

    you should be asking,imagine a world where there was no starvation or deprivation. why should someone like bill gates have 50 billion in the bank that is just sitting there doing nothing? while there are millions of people in the world who are starving to death. if you tell someone who is hungry that there is a cupboard full of food but you are not allowed to touch it, they will want it all, if you tell them they can have as much of it as they want they will take what they need. people talk about equality in the world, this will never happen while there is rich man poor man. the money system is so wrong and its about time someone came up with a better idea so we can all get a fair slice of the pie!!!

  8. April 6th, 2012 at 12:48 | #8

    @gats You’re completely right.

  9. Tina
    January 23rd, 2013 at 15:41 | #9

    I’m sorry but I don’t agree with your premise tbat stated “nobody would work cause tbere is no incentive”. Let’s remember that before money existed as such, there was trade; i.e. I’d have to work to exchange my goods for yours. Truth is work and money are NOT dependent on each other, but money got invented to facilitate trade.

  10. Tina
    January 23rd, 2013 at 15:49 | #10

    By the way… crime is not 100% related to money either. There are crimes of jealousy, hatred, motivated by mental insanity, and let’s not forget about racism and terrorism. Sorrt, I could not disagree more with your post.

  11. Tina
    January 23rd, 2013 at 15:56 | #11

    @gats… do you know for a fact that Bill Gates has 50 million in the bank just sitting there? I challenge you to do a search on the Bill and Melissa Gates foundation. All I can say is I wish more billionaires were like Mr. Gates, I believe you could have used orher subjects to make a point, but you missed the ball with Bill Gates.

  12. jean
    February 7th, 2013 at 15:00 | #12

    Is it really proper for Obama to make such a statement as above and then list him self as anonymous ???

  13. valerie
    April 3rd, 2013 at 18:02 | #13

    I do not live without money but I do live very minimally in my 1986 Winnebago Minnie Winnie. I fill the tank once a month ($125.00) and my vehicle insurance is $188.00 twice a year. I cook well-balanced meals in my camper. Once in a while I will treat myself to Cracker Barrel, IHOP or Waffle House for breakfast. This has been quite a lifestyle change for me and I am sorry that I didn’t do this sooner.