Episode 104 Going Cashless the Leftwing Way

This show opens with me takes on the events of the J-6 reminding us to not take our eyes off of content in what we fight for in unfolding ‘civil war’; by presenting the topic of alternatives to capitalist money.
First and overview of the different types, and a look at each; the gift economy of Auroville; Timebanking in Detroit; the effort ethic of Parecon; and the Berkshares of the Berkshires. All have enormous potential to do and shape post-capitalism; and great for those without the ‘money’ of the banksters.
Music Used: Money Song, from Cabaret : Save up to go Bankrupt, by Mike Rimbaud
Next related episode topic will be about blockchain/P2P in socialism

Sources

After Capital Hill Riot, still a 3 way fight https://threewayfight.blogspot.com/2021/01/broken-windows-fascism.html
Overview of leftist thinking on alt money or no money in practice
https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/Labour_voucher
The generous coverage of Auroville from above
https://returntonow.net/2017/01/19/auroville-city-no-money-no-politics-no-religion/
Report on Auroville and its problems from on the ground
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/roads/2015/07/auroville_india_s_famed_utopian_community_struggles_with_crime_and_corruption.html
Timebanking in MI
http://www.kzoo.edu/praxis/timebanking/
Parecons proposal for remuneration in a socialist economy
https://www.participatoryeconomics.info/institutions/compensation-for-effort/
Coverage Local currencies, private and public.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/24/opinion/when-money-is-running-short-print-your-own/

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