|New Civilization News: Monkey Business|
Category: Economics, Financing, Banking
7 comments6 Jun 2005 @ 23:16 by bushman : Hmm
Bannanas for sex, Ill have to try that one, lol.
7 Jun 2005 @ 17:19 by Chris Hagglund @188.8.131.52 : Money messing with monkeys
This study makes me think about contemporary society. If introducing money into a monkey society causes them to get all f***ed up and do strange and irrational things, one must wonder if its not primarily the money causing the same whackiness in humans. I would like to engage in an experiment to live life without using money for a while. Not sure how to start that since I need shelter and food and it seems the only way to get those is by using money. There must be a way. Or hell I'll have to blaze the trail and make the way.
7 Jun 2005 @ 19:13 by ming : Money and irrationality
That's a good point. Rather than the money system being representative of our rational choices, it might well be one of the major factors that skews our rationality and makes us feel forced into making choices we wouldn't make otherwise.
Well, it is. Most people would not at all do the things they dedicate most of their lives to, if they had a choice. Most jobs have very little to do with what people freely would choose to do. They don't represent what we find most valuable to do. They don't represent the best investment of our efforts. They don't represent what is most needed to do.
The hard part is how to provide any alternative, as we're so very stuck in the money system, that we can't eat or have a place to live without it.
We need a clever slight of hand trick that provides some money-free solution that happens to be a better economic choice than using money. Finding ecomical ways of giving things away for free would be one piece. Like, again, open source software. It is mostly free, it is usually better, it is cheaper to own, and one can still base many businesses on facilitating its production and distribution.
8 Jun 2005 @ 03:23 by astrid : Dear ming,
some article you have here!... Remember the Crocodile Dundee, when out in the Outback and the pouchers came to hunt Kangoroo and Mick took a kangoroo and held the gun making it look as if it was the kangoroo who held the gun and the pouchers in their big PickUp/Landrover (?) saw the kangoroo with the gun shitting in their pants and couldn't get out of there fast enough!!!..... and they all were in their vehicle, for crying out loud!.... but that just shows how scared Man really is for Animals accessing any of their inherent power, let alone use that power against Man with the means Man has come up with that Animals are not supposed to be able to use!.... an unfair/uneven power game to begin with where the Animal is made the loser before the duel even got started!...
Now... let the monkey learn all about the money; it's all "monkey business" anyway!
I will post an article in my blog where I talk a little more about this whole thing... sooo.
9 Jun 2005 @ 13:56 by the chick @184.108.40.206 : auroville
Hi Chris - have you heard of the society in Auroville? (in India) They live essentially on a trade/barter system, with virtunally no money.
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