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In this article I will discuss the notion of ‘property’, and propose a solution for how the institution of property can be changed in an Equal Money System.

Currently property is a form of control that we have created because our society is based on fear and more precisely fear of loss. This means that we have accepted ‘property’ as a means to ‘protect’ ourselves against each other, because of the underlying belief that there is not enough for everyone. Interestingly the word property sounds like poverty – because that is exactly what we have created. A system of exploitation where a small group is able to through the concept of property use and abuse the majority of human beings on this planet, where, mind you half the world exists in actual poverty and 20.000 children starve to death every day.

Yet is the belief ever questioned that ‘there isn’t enough’?

Isn’t it striking that those areas in the world that are experiencing the most dramatic poverty are often also those who are the largest exporters of Food in the world ?

So, clearly – there is something not working in our system.

This is why we propose an Equal Money System – as it is seen that the current economic system is gone out of hand and is no longer able to be adjusted in any beneficial direction. As we can see daily in the news: it is only getting worse.

An Equal Money system is based on the premise that money is merely what we agree it to be. An Equal Money System is a new socioeconomic system where the value of money will be based on the Equal Value of All Life. This means that practically speaking money will no longer be the supreme holder of value – but instead we all agree that instead Life should be valued and supported and not money for the sake of money.

What this practically means is that money will become a tool of distribution and access that will equally be made available to all. In other words: everyone will have Equal Money from birth till death, so that everyone’s practical needs are always met and no one need to experience any form of material lack ever again. This is a mathematical problem that can be worked out once it is acknowledged that there are in fact more than enough resources in the world as is confirmed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

This is just to give you a basic understanding as to what it is we are accepting in the current system and what is in fact possible, if we would agree on some new principles to guide decision-making.

So, let’s now turn to property and what property will become in an Equal Money System.

In an Equal Money System there will no longer be property as we currently know it. Here I suggest we replace it with the notion of ‘allocation’. Currently you are through money able to buy an item and then claim this item as yours. Within this you have the ‘legal right’ to dispose of your item as you please, since it is your ‘property’. Hence you are never really accountable for the way you handle that which is given to you, because as the ‘owner’ you are ‘the boss’ and your item is your slave. In an Equal Money system such inequality and abuse will no longer be acceptable, as with ‘allocation’ you are no longer the ‘owner’ of that which is given to you. Instead you become the caretaker, where you understand that there is equality between you and that which is under your care and that you must now look after the item as your child to be entitled to use it.

Let’s take housing as an example. In terms of housing, no one will ‘own’ the house they live in, as everything belongs to the earth, just as your body belongs to the earth. So, to be ‘allocated’ a house will then mean that you are given the care of that house and that you are now (alone or with others) responsible for the house. Allocation thus means an agreement between you and that which you are allocated, to take care of it in the best possible way so that it can be handed to the next person in an optimal state, just as it was given to you.

Obviously allocation will imply a great level of responsibility, which implies not only the willingness but also the practical skill to in fact be able to handle a household and to maintain a physical house. In other words there will be actual training required and practicals to be able to assess whether a person is actually ready to be allocated a house. This can be done with a system of licenses where for all kinds of items you require to have a license. In the example of housing the license could be incorporated in the general education curriculum, where for last year ‘students’, a housing area would be made available with houses for them to live in during the last six months of their year, to learn how to practically take care of a house and to through direct experience learn all the aspects that must be considered within utilizing a house. The readiness of the ‘student’ can then easily be assessed through assessments with feedback – after which a final assessment can be given after a few months to see if the suggestions and the feedback have been applied. Then the ‘student’ receives the license and is then entitled to be allocated a house.

This solution can be applied to any form of allocation, such as allocation of specific high tech materials – which require specific knowledge and maintenance, but also the allocation of animals: where you must prove your ability to take responsibility for that particular animal with full understanding.

Licenses will thus play a major role in an Equal Money System – as the licenses will be the measurement of your practical responsibility skills. Regarding the basic points that would form part of everyone’s requirement, such as housing, modules with licenses would be able to be implemented in the normal curriculum. Hence a normal curriculum will become actual ‘life-training’ – instead of merely the absorption of knowledge and information and to then be sent out into the world with no practical preparation whatsoever.

Allocation through a licensing system is but one of the many points that would drastically change the face of this world.

Fear will no longer exist in relation to you having the right to exist in this world, as Equal Money will facilitate the peaceful coexistence of all human beings – all being equally entitled to be part of this world and explore Life.

Join the research at http://equalmoney.org

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

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This is a quote taken from Jose Graziano de Silva’s submission program – who has now taken the office of Director General in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

“During its 65 years of life, FAO can claim to have contributed to a remarkable growth in food output. Average per capita food availability has risen by 40%. Enough food is now being produced to meet the needs of all of the world’s population that has risen in the past 65 years from 2.5 billion to almost 7 billion.

This success in expanding food output, however, has not been enough to overcome hunger. One in seven people in the world – almost one billion people – face hunger every day of their lives, and almost 3 billion more are affected by malnutrition, including health-damaging malnutrition caused by over-consumption of food. In other words, over half of the world’s population suffers from not eating properly. People are hungry, not so much because of lack of food availability, but mainly because they cannot afford the food they need for a healthy and productive life.”

The statement is clear: there is enough food for everyone – but everyone doesn’t have enough money to buy food.

The solutions in Graziano’s program indicate that he is not considering a change in the economic system as a way to change this situation.

So, I will place some perspectives here for anyone involved in governments, NGO’s or international organizations, that should by now be part of your consideration. The points I will discuss are the Basic Income Grant (BIG) and the Equal Money System (EMS).

Simplistically, BIG is a system based on redistribution of money – where the redistribution is done within the bounds and parameters of the current economic and monetary system. Under the BIG system every person in the world has the right to a basic unconditional income to cover all their basic needs. As can be seen from the quote taken from Graziano’s program – (“People are hungry, not so much because of lack of food availability, but mainly because they cannot afford the food they need for a healthy and productive life.”) – this would in effect give everyone access to food and end hunger in the world. 

The decision to implement such a social program – would be a political matter that requires world consensus. Yet, with half the world already being malnourished, it will not be too hard to find a majority who will demand equal access to basic needs, through a BIG system.

An Equal Money system goes completely beyond that – and involves a total transformation of social, political, and economic structures. Here the monetary system itself is replaced with a new monetary system – where money is no longer based on debt – but is simply made available as an abundant resource so that any project that is best for all can always be ‘sponsored’.  Under Equal Money every person in the world is supported from birth till death – to never in their life experience any form of deprivation.

These are practically feasible solutions for this world one should investigate – if one is really serious about creating a better world for All.

It should be clear by now that within the bounds of the current economic system – there will not be any change forthcoming that can stand the test of time. Hence why we propose that BIG should be used as a means to transition towards an EMS. The collapse of the current economic system is inevitable and world hunger will only escalate as long as one try and find solutions while trying to honor this system. With half the world being malnourished – we can say the current system is a holocaust and should therefore no be honored. 

I suggest one investigate BIG and EMS in considerable depth – you may be astounded at the simplicity of it all, and how come you never even heard about it.

 

http://equalmoney.org

Gabriel Zamora Moreno

In an Equal Money System ‘politicians’ as such will not exist – but there will be positions that need to be taken where a certain level of responsibility is required.  These positions will be filled based on democratic elections – and the best way to describe such a function would be that of an ‘administrator’ rather than a ‘leader’. An important aspect of such a function is that one will only be allowed to do it for 1 term – which would be 1 or 2 years, after which a new administrator is elected to take over your function, after which one will not be allowed to pose as candidate for administrator again. This is to make sure that there is never any possibility for misuse of power – and it also makes clear where the focus must lie: on the principle, not on the personality.

Remember that in an equal Money System everyone will be supported from birth to become a fully self-responsible and effective living being. Hence there will be no requirement for leadership as it exists today – because that is in fact based on separation where the majority have abdicated their responsibility towards their reality and towards the whole world to a select group of people, to have them be responsible, and who are then given carte blanche to abuse in the name of ‘the common good’.

In an Equal Money system great responsibility will be expected from everyone – because only when taking responsibility for oneself and one’s world – can one really be an honorable being. Therefore the current system of politics and entertainment is a system that promotes dishonor, limitation and slavery. To give away one’s responsibility is an act of fear – because one is unwilling to face that self- is in fact responsible. Is it then such a mystery that in today’s world everyone blames the politicians and the elite?  Blame is much easier than taking responsibility – and it also indicates that self is still unwilling to take responsibility and will divert all attention from this fact through blaming another.

In an Equal Money System such behavior will not be accepted – and all will be supported to face their inner demons and learn to take responsibility for themselves and their reality.  What is currently being tested and explored within the Desteni I process is already showing that it is possible for a being to take directive charge of themselves and their lives – and that one can learn how to stop ones self-obsessed way of existing and that it is possible to live in a way that is considerate of others as equal as self. 

In an Equal Money system there will be no separation between ‘politicians’ and ‘the public’ – because everyone will simply be empowered to take responsibility wherever they can. This will in turn make the media as it currently exists obsolete because the media has mainly existed as a tool or a medium that stood in between the public and the politicians – a tool that does not exist for the purpose of providing clarity and clear communication, but to divert attention and hide the real important issues.

In an Equal Money system the administrators will not have to be worried about what the media will say about them – as the media will no longer be an institution based on manipulation, gossip and profit, but instead be a collaboration of people, based on real interest and passion, on how to organize and disseminate information locally and all around the world. Within this the emphasis will be to allow for all perspectives to equally be heard and equally be accessible. This will be done through giving everyone in fact equal access to the same technology that allows for such communication to exist. The way to do that is by giving everyone Equal Money from birth to death.  No more marginalization.

What must be considered within this is that ‘free access’ to goods and products does not come without responsibility. In the current consumerist system everyone with enough money can give themselves access to a product or technology – without any self-responsibility of the ‘consumer’ being required as such. Thus, someone can buy a product, without taking full responsibility for it, because after one has acquired ‘ownership’ of the product, being the owner implies that one can dispose of the product as one pleases, which implies that one have ‘the right’ and the ‘free choice’ to for instance be careless with it or to use it in an abusive manner.  This kind of abuse will no longer be tolerated in an Equal Money system, because it extends to all areas where a sense of ‘ownership’ exists: it will bring with it ‘the right to abuse’. This is also clear in relations between parents and children for instance, where the parents perceive the child is in a way their property. This point however will be developed in more depth in another article. Let’s for the moment return to the point of politicians.

In an Equal Money system a ‘politician’ will simply be a servant – a guardian of the system – who makes sure that in the first place the Equal Money System keeps running, so that everyone is at all times supported,  and secondly ensures the administration of all the collective decision making processes on how the system can be improved.

Practically this means that he or she will have to administer online forums that are accessible to all and anyone.  In these forums suggestions will be shared in a structured manner so that each participant is able to asses whether what is said is best for all or if it requires improvement to be able to stand as a the solution to a problem or as a viable alternative to an already existing approach. This means that there will be communication regulations one have to adhere to, to make the process as effective as possible. For instance one will have to explain the problem, why or where the current solution is not yet best for all – and how the new solution is superior to the old one in that it solves more problems and is more beneficial to all participants.

Hence one must understand that all political decisions will be made in complete openness where the process of how a decision was made can completely be traced back in all its steps.

The role of the media in this regard will be limited – as there will be no more ‘secrets’ to reveal or hidden plots to expose. Hidden politics will simply not be allowed. Everything must always immediately be shared in a public forum so that there is full transparency at all times.

If you are interested in a future where everyone has an Equal say and where all Life is Equally valued – I would say don’t wait and join us.

http://equalmoney.org

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

“Anyone going to college essentially is gambling… Once again, from an investor’s point of view, right now – the way the dollar is, the way inflation is going up, and the way the job market is – a college education just isn’t a good investment… and not a good return on your money.”  — Gennady Litvin, Dept & Bankruptcy Attorney

There was a revealing interview done by RT, called “Brain, No Gain: College a bad investment for jobless US grads”  – from which the above quote is taken.

The interview explains very clearly how at the moment the American economy is in an alarming state of crisis because half of last year’s college graduates are still unemployed to this day. This is because the job market is tightening up to such an extent that even people with qualified degrees can end up on the streets or jobless and in great debt. The US has an allowance for banks to lend money to students as college money – though these amounts are exorbitantly high. One girl speaks of having 60.000 US dollars in debt – a boy mentions even 90.000 US dollars.

Clearly these students have been duped – and have merely been used as ‘human resource’ to make money for the universities and the banks.  

So yes, an entire generation will be lost – and the future ones even more so as long as the current system is ‘kept’ as the ‘best way to exist on earth’ – which is now in a crisis of which many have already said it cannot be fixed and will eventually collapse. The numbers are quite obvious and speak for themselves. Some have dared to speak of a ‘recovery’ – US debt is now at 14 trillion US dollars – that is 6 trillion more than last year – and Europe has now 3 countries that have gone broke under the Euro and many already speculate about who will be the next to ‘fall’ – to me it looks like the system is crashing down in slow motion.

Understand – there will be no solution coming forth that will actually stop the direction in which the world economies are headed – and thus the situation will only get worse.

There is no sufficient understanding of what is causing the problem – as is proven by the many predictions of recovery done by the greatest experts – and there is no willingness to look at what would actually benefit the majority of human beings – which is supposedly the principle of democracy, therefore democracy doesn’t exist.

So, the solution is simplistic – one need to ‘think radical’ and be able to deal with reality: currently half the world (more than 3 Billion people) are living in poverty with 1 Billion on the brink of starvation every day. This atrocity used to be justified by saying that the economic system is beneficial to the West and creating wealth for the West… Though as the example in this interview is demonstrating this is no longer the case – soon we will all be losers under the current system. So, it’s time the former elite make up their mind as to what kind of world they will be creating for their children and their children to come.

At the moment the picture looks pretty grim – and there are crisis in many areas: from financial to ecological to humanitarian – though which all tie together.

The point is that such play-outs can be avoided and are not a necessary path for humanity – though that will require great effort and willingness to stand together as a group that care for each other. We’ve suggested that it is time an Equal Money system be considered as a solution to the current crisis – because within such a structure all of humanity can be integrated as one group of equals, where every single child born is immediately supported through the system of equal unconditional income.

This will transcend all borders.

End all wars.

End all exploitation.

End the struggle for survival.

Everyone will be equally supported and cared for – do you believe that is materially impossible?

Look at what infrastructure, logistics and money are put in play for causes of war – and think again.

Thus – do your research on equal money, what it actually means and stands for and become part of the solution.

Soon there will be a number of  Books published dealing in greater detail with the outlooks of the system, so stay tuned.

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

http://equalmoney.org/

The System is designed in a polarity of have’s and have not’s through a money-system based on Debt, and the environment you are born into in is what determines your life, be it wealth or poverty – the current system is like a casino, where one’s faith depends on luck only, with winners and losers. Many justify the inequality through ‘natural selection’. But they forget this casino-reality with its casino rules is a Human creation based on Human agreement – and thus not ‘natural selection’. If natural selection really existed then Humanity would already have existed as equals all over the world, working together as one to support each other, because then they would be an effective specie.

This quote is from the World Bank website:

“What is poverty?

Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not
being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and
not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the
future, living one day at a time. Poverty is losing a child to illness
brought about by unclean water. Poverty is powerlessness, lack of
representation and freedom.

Poverty is a call to action — for the poor and the wealthy alike — a call to change
the world so that many more may have enough to eat, adequate shelter, access to education
and health, protection from violence, and a voice in what happens in
their communities.” (World Bank)

To address the problem, the World Bank set out a Poverty Goal, which is the following:

“The poverty goal calls for reducing by half the proportion of people living
on less than a dollar a day by 2015. A reduction from 28 percent in
1990 to 12.7 percent in 2015, would reduce the number of extreme poor
by 363 million.” (World Bank)

What is actually being said here?

What they’re saying is they are going to ‘make sure’ that 363 million
more people will be able to ‘live’ on 1 dollar a day, instead of less
than 1 dollar a day?

By their own statistics more than 3 billion people (almost half the world population)
is currently living on less than 2,5 dollars a day! (Globalissues)

They continue:

“While there has been great progress in reducing poverty, it has been far from
even, and the global picture masks large regional differences.

Poverty in East Asia—the world’s poorest region in 1981—has fallen from nearly
80 percent of the population living on less than $1.25 a day in 1981 to
18 percent in 2005 (about 340 million), largely owing to dramatic
progress in poverty reduction in China. The goal of halving extreme
poverty between 1990 and 2015 has already been achieved in East Asia.

Between 1981 and 2005, the number of people in poverty has fallen by around 600
million in China alone. In the developing world outside China, the
poverty rate has fallen from 40 to 29 percent over 1981-2005, although
the total number of poor has remained unchanged at around 1.2 billion.

$1.25 a day poverty rate in South Asia has also fallen, from 60 percent to 40
percent over 1981-2005, but this has not been enough to bring down the
region’s total number of poor, which stood at about 600 million in 2005.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the $1.25 a day poverty rate has shown no sustained
decline over the whole period since 1981, starting and ending at around
50 percent. In absolute terms, the number of poor people has nearly
doubled, from 200 million in 1981 to 380 million in 2005. However,
there have been signs of recent progress; the poverty rate fell from
58% in 1996 to 50% in 2005.

In middle-income countries, the median poverty line for the developing world
—$2 a day in 2005 prices—is more relevant. By this standard, the poverty rate
has fallen since 1981 in Latin America and the Middle East & North Africa, but
not enough to reduce the total number of poor.

The $2 a day poverty rate has risen in Eastern Europe and Central Asia since 1981,
though with signs of progress since the late 1990s.”

It’s obvious the World Bank is unable to solve the problem and is merely playing on
numbers to cover things up.

How is one supposed to eat and drink and have shelter and education
with 1 or 2 dollars a day?

The Economic System

What if the World Bank, and the economic system it represents were
actually part of the problem?

In the current system inequality is in fact a requirement for the system
to be able to function. Specifically: poverty, unemployment and
starvation are required, because people existing in such conditions are
the ones that can be exploited for profit, having no choice but to
surrender themselves to the working-conditions set out by the employer.
They are unable to make any demands, because if they don’t accept the
conditions and do the job, someone else will and they’ll simply be left
to starve. Human beings have become irrelevant numbers. When so many
people are forced to accept such debased conditions (here are the World
Banks 1,25 and 2 dollars a day) – this will put pressure on all the
wages of everyone in the world. So the more extreme poverty exists, the
more extreme exploitation can be maintained.
The way we’ve organized our world is based on the premise that one must be able to
buy one’s right to exist, because only through money can one support
oneself to live. Parents buy that right for their children – and social
welfare is exactly the same principle. What we’re implying through this
agreement is that Life is worthless and merely a recourse to be
exploited by the system.

Never do we consider that it doesn’t have to be this way and that we have to power
to change the system into a world where life is actually valued.

But how?

In this world the issuance of debt-money ensures that inequality is always
perpetuated: all money that is placed in circulation is a loan of some kind
– this means there is already created interest – as an Added non-existent value
to the existing amount of money.

To use a simple example:
If I’m a banker and I give 2 people each 2 dollars as a loan, and i charge
each 50% interest – that means that for both to be able to pay off
their loan there must be a total amount of at least 6 dollar in
circulation. Because each one has to pay me 2+1 dollar. But I put only
a total amount of 4 dollars in circulation, as the very loans I made –
this means one of both is not going to able to pay off his debt, which
will force one of both to steal from the other leading to violence. On
a larger scale this results in one group having everything and the
other group having NOTHING. This is in a nutshell why in the current
money-system there cannot possibly exist basic Equality – you can
actually do the math. Yet none of this is being thought to the children
in any schools, leading them to believe we have a ‘fair’ system and to
grow up blindly accepting the limitations of the system as if it was
ordained by God.

There is no denying possible this system has to stop – It was never
designed in the consideration of what’s best for the whole, but merely
to enslave and exploit people. Because people believe there must be
a reason why such atrocities exist in the world.
No, there isn’t! There is no purpose to the 20.000 children dying of
starvation each day – the only reason why this is happening is because
we are CREATING it this way as a direct result of the money system.

We require a new system of money-creation that is beneficial to all –
where the value of the money is agreed upon to be ‘real one on one
value’ that cannot be manipulated. We need a totally new money and
labor system, where everyone is given an equal chance. That’s basic
common sense!

Currently the only answer the system has to the greed and inequality –
that is creating an increase in exploitation and abuse – is more greed
and inequality, which is expressed through the act of adding more and
more debt-money and credit to the pool – without even looking at the
structural point of where the inequality originates: in the creation
of money itself!

In this an institution like the World bank is merely perpetuating the problem, by
administering loans to countries that seek economic assistance – which
only causes more poverty, exploitation and starvation. (Globalissues)

The money-system is not sustainable for the World

At the moment in the West the money-system still seems to ‘work’ to some
degree. People can still ‘earn money’ and live comfortably. Yet with
where the system is currently headed, this will not be able to
continue, because through the debt-system all the material wealth is
continuously being transferred to the wealthiest minorities, slowly but
surely. So the majority of the people in the Western countries, which
is the middle class, will see their wealth disappearing into the hands
of the richer elites. Some of the middle class ‘climbing up’ to the
higher elites, and the rest becoming poor. This will eventually cause
the middle classes to disappear in every country – and you’ll have
third-world situations everywhere. This can go slowly are at a faster
pace, but the outcome is inevitable.

America, which is the spearhead of the financial system, is already starting
to head in that direction with mass-increases in unemployment, poverty
and even people starving.

Since the 1980’s 3/4th of all industrialized nations have in fact been
experiencing a widening gap in incomes between rich and poor. In recent
years with the financial crisis this gap is widening even faster. (Globalissues)

Many people are starting to accept the possibility that the system might
collapse – but they ‘go along’ in the expectation it won’t probably be
in their life-time. Still not realizing that none of it is even
necessary.

The end of the system will start to become more visible as time progress and
many more attempts will be made to ‘save it’ through government bailouts and other
measures. The question that remains is, will we go all the way until it is really too late
– or will we use common sense and direct ourselves to come up with an actual
solution.

Moreover the system is forcing all of humanity into behaviors of greed and self-interest,
as it presents a perception of scarcity and where the system is seen as God as
the only viable solution that can never be questioned. Obviously as the system
collapses, that will be the end of this religion and people will start
to realize there has to be another way.

So what’s the Solution?

The key to the problem is equality. Anything we do has to start there,
because without equality we’ll simply create a new cycle of harm and
abuse. So how do you practically make sure there is equality? Through
guaranteeing there is an equal income for everyone – giving every human
being equal access to the resources that are necessary to be able to
live a dignified life in the physical world.

As I’ve said the only reason why poverty, starvation, exploitation and slavery
exist is because we are tacitly agreeing to it – through agreeing on the
money-system. Therefore what must be understood is that we have the
power to change this reality.

For a change to take place all that is currently required is that we understand
what we are creating through the current system, that we agree that it must stop and we
agree that a new money and labor system is required. If there are
enough that agree on this, than political action becomes possible and
we can get real practical.

The Equal Money system that is currently being designed is to show that it is
possible to create a new system that breaks with the old, where practical
implementation in space and time is taken into consideration and where
the goal is to take the shortest route to a situation that is best for
all.

So, check out the research that is being done.

www.desteni-money.net
www.equal-money-for-all.ning.com
www.desteni.co.za

Gabriel Zamora Moreno