I posted this on the blog at the national website of the Boston Tea Party
recently to form a political caucus to spread the ideas of the
Resource-Based economy. If you would like to join the caucus you can
join the Boston Tea Party at no charge at the national website.
to the recent changes in my political ideology, I have decided to form
a caucus that is in line with my ideas. This caucus still is in line
with the platform of the Boston Tea Party, but suggests a different
solution to getting us to the goals presented. The Boston Tea Party
"The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the
size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues,
and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any
level, for any purpose."
This caucus would actually propose
suggestions about how to remove the need for government entirely
through the use of technology as a final goal.
The Resource-Based economy caucus:
Resource-Based economy caucus is a caucus that seeks to bring about
awareness of the advantages of implementing a Resource-Based economy.
And to work towards that implementation. The definition of a
Resource-Based economy as defined by Jacque Fresco of the Venus Project
is as follows:
“A Resource-Based Economy is a system in which
all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits,
barter or any other system of debt or servitude. All resources become
the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few.
The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is
abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources
through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our
Modern society has access to highly advanced
technology and can make available food, clothing, housing and medical
care; update our educational system; and develop a limitless supply of
renewable, non-contaminating energy. By supplying an efficiently
designed economy, everyone can enjoy a very high standard of living
with all of the amenities of a high technological society.
must emphasize that this approach to global governance has nothing
whatever in common with the present aims of an elite to form a world
government with themselves and large corporations at the helm, and the
vast majority of the world's population subservient to them. Our vision
of globalization empowers each and every person on the planet to be the
best they can be, not to live in abject subjugation to a corporate
Our proposals would not only add to the well
being of people, but they would also provide the necessary information
that would enable them to participate in any area of their competence.
The measure of success would be based on the fulfillment of one's
individual pursuits rather than the acquisition of wealth, property and
At present, we have enough material resources to
provide a very high standard of living for all of Earth's inhabitants.
Only when population exceeds the carrying capacity of the land do many
problems such as greed, crime and violence emerge. By overcoming
scarcity, most of the crimes and even the prisons of today's society
would no longer be necessary.
A resource-based economy would
make it possible to use technology to overcome scarce resources by
applying renewable sources of energy, computerizing and automating
manufacturing and inventory, designing safe energy-efficient cities and
advanced transportation systems, providing universal health care and
more relevant education, and most of all by generating a new incentive
system based on human and environmental concern.
believe that there is too much technology in the world today, and that
technology is the major cause of our environmental pollution. This is
not the case. It is the abuse and misuse of technology that should be
our major concern. In a more humane civilization, instead of machines
displacing people they would shorten the workday, increase the
availability of goods and services, and lengthen vacation time. If we
utilize new technology to raise the standard of living for all people,
then the infusion of machine technology would no longer be a threat.
resource-based world economy would also involve all-out efforts to
develop new, clean, and renewable sources of energy: geothermal;
controlled fusion; solar; photovoltaic; wind, wave, and tidal power;
and even fuel from the oceans. We would eventually be able to have
energy in unlimited quantity that could propel civilization for
thousands of years. A resource-based economy must also be committed to
the redesign of our cities, transportation systems, and industrial
plants, allowing them to be energy efficient, clean, and conveniently
serve the needs of all people.
What else would a
resource-based economy mean? Technology intelligently and efficiently
applied, conserves energy, reduces waste, and provides more leisure
time. With automated inventory on a global scale, we can maintain a
balance between production and distribution. Only nutritious and
healthy food would be available and planned obsolescence would be
unnecessary and non-existent in a resource-based economy.
we outgrow the need for professions based on the monetary system, for
instance lawyers, bankers, insurance agents, marketing and advertising
personnel, salespersons, and stockbrokers, a considerable amount of
waste will be eliminated. Considerable amounts of energy would also be
saved by eliminating the duplication of competitive products such as
tools, eating utensils, pots, pans and vacuum cleaners. Choice is good.
But instead of hundreds of different manufacturing plants and all the
paperwork and personnel required to turn out similar products, only a
few of the highest quality would be needed to serve the entire
population. Our only shortage is the lack of creative thought and
intelligence in ourselves and our elected leaders to solve these
problems. The most valuable, untapped resource today is human
With the elimination of debt, the fear of losing
one's job will no longer be a threat This assurance, combined with
education on how to relate to one another in a much more meaningful
way, could considerably reduce both mental and physical stress and
leave us free to explore and develop our abilities.
thought of eliminating money still troubles you, consider this: If a
group of people with gold, diamonds and money were stranded on an
island that had no resources such as food, clean air and water, their
wealth would be irrelevant to their survival. It is only when resources
are scarce that money can be used to control their distribution. One
could not, for example, sell the air we breathe or water abundantly
flowing down from a mountain stream. Although air and water are
valuable, in abundance they cannot be sold.
Money is only
important in a society when certain resources for survival must be
rationed and the people accept money as an exchange medium for the
scarce resources. Money is a social convention, an agreement if you
will. It is neither a natural resource nor does it represent one. It is
not necessary for survival unless we have been conditioned to accept it
Key points of the caucus:
1. We intend to offer alternatives to the current outdated solutions that are simply not working.
We will work to expose the dangers of a profit motivated monetary
system, and spread awareness of the various ways this system is
3. We will work to spread awareness of the technology
that could liberate mankind from the monetary system and the profit
4. We will offer dialogue as to the flaws of Socialism,
Communism, and Capitalism and why none of these solutions will solve
the problems of mankind. And offer the research of the Venus Project as
data of an alternative to any of these outdated failed systems.
We do not advocate the use of force or coercion, but seek to
demonstrate our ideas to bring understanding of why we feel this is the
best direction for mankind.
I am sure this will be somewhat controversial. But I have thought long and hard on this direction.
You can get more information on this subject by visiting the website for the Venus Project:
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