Zeitgeist: Moving beyond money
Published: 26 March, 2011, 00:37
Edited: 26 March, 2011, 00:52
In his latest film, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, director Peter Joseph presents a case for a transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which runs modern global society to a new sustainable resource based economy.
“A resource based economy explicitly wants to remove the actual mechanics of exchange and the market system itself,” Joseph explained.
He argued, “You have to understand, first of all, that the problems we are seeing I the world is not the result some bad policy or some legislation or inflationary cycle.”
Everyone suffers under the system that exists and suffering is inevitable, not because of politics or policy, but because of monetary existence. The system is flawed. Money is the problem. The focus should be resources, such as food, health and other aspects.
“We live in a technical reality, not a monetary one,” he added. “When you take a technical perspective as opposed to a monetary perspective we see we can resolve just about all the major human woes on this planet by restructuring the entire economic phenomenon to be truly economic – meaning preservation and sustainability.”
Joseph argued the world could get rid of major problems by restructuring and removing the class system that exists today, a system where 1 percent of the people have all the money and power and an invested interest in keeping the system in place.
“An entirely new approach can be taken,” he said.
If the world shifted to a view of shared good as opposed to individual good, everyone would benefit and poverty, hunger, crime, war and health crisis would be eliminated, he contended.
Under a system of nature and viewing the world as one lance, not a place with many places, we can create a single human society and meet all human needs collectively.