Economic Independence and Cooperation


Economic Independence and Cooperation

How to get rid of dependence of the great money scam and become independent free individuals.

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The purpose of this group is to find ideas how people can increase their independence of the rotten money system grown out of control. In the early days trade was based on barter but was quickly taken over by those who controlled the precious metals and had enough muzzle to intimidate and threaten people. Precious metals are less bulky and more practical than the traded goods. Originally good idea was then corrupted and converted into the current abusive money scam leading us into perpetual debt slavery. Now we have the modern economic structures and communication systems that can be used in different creative ways to own natural resources, land, and means of production, exchange of goods and services, and to make contracts where money does not change hands. Our own creativity is the limit.

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Blacksmithing, making and anvil out of a used railway rail

Started by Less Prone. Last reply by Less Prone May 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Blacksmithing is a one of the basic survival skills. A vast number of tools and everyday utensils can come from a blacksmith's workshop. Now, a blacksmith is nothing without an anvil and those can…Continue

Tags: anvil, blacksmith

Right! So THIS is where we post thoughts! on... "GO NOMAD! NO GO MAD!"

Started by JUST DEFIANCE Apr 3, 2017. 0 Replies

170403 My 12160 Rant on Economic Independence and CooperationThanks for the invite Less Prone!Straight into it;(Not good at driving on the internet. But, I'm learnin'!)After 22 plus years "on the…Continue

Tags: family, housing, OFF-GRID, nuclear, consumerism

Preparing for a collapse of the monetary abuse system - original content

Started by Less Prone. Last reply by Less Prone Feb 27, 2016. 1 Reply

Money as we know it is based on deception. Privately owned central banks lend out money that they don't have - for interest. Isn't it a swell business, charging interest for money you created on a…Continue

Tags: collapse, gold, money, precious, abuse

China Halts Stock Trading After 7% Rout Triggers Circuit Breaker

Started by Central Scrutinizer Jan 4, 2016. 0 Replies

China Halts Stock Trading After 7% Rout Triggers Circuit BreakerThe worst-ever start to a year for Chinese shares triggered a trading halt in more than $7 trillion of equities, futures and options,…Continue

Tags: CSI, Breaker, 300, Index, Hongyuan

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Comment by D.M. Simonds on June 3, 2014 at 7:44pm

Okay, I am new to this group, so lay it on me.

Comment by Less Prone on September 3, 2012 at 1:43pm
Stretching Your Budget with Barter
"In the past, goods were exchanged on a one-to-one basis with the intent that the value of the goods traded was of relatively equal value. Prior to the establishment of currencies, barter was the most accepted form of commerce. … While one-to-one bartering is still practised between individuals and businesses on an informal basis, organized barter exchanges have developed to conduct third party bartering. The barter exchange operates as a broker and bank and each participating member has an account which is debited when purchases are made, and credited when sales are made. With the removal of one-to-one bartering, concerns over unequal exchanges are reduced."
It is a good idea to stockpile goods that may have surprising value in crises situation.
"If things hit the fan, particularly in an economic collapse where the dollar is nearly worthless, a number of non-monetary goods will be more valuable than a fistful of dollar bills."
Comment by Rogue Dave on July 19, 2012 at 3:19pm

In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio, of public radio’s Marketplace and  NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by economic collapse. 

The film highlights effective, local practices such as: local business alliances, community banking, time banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies.

Fixing the Future Trailer - 4.5 minutes (Documentary and Panel) from JumpStart Productions on Vimeo.


Comment by Less Prone on April 22, 2012 at 9:09pm

Greece bartering system popular in Volos

"A few months ago, an alternative currency was introduced in the Greek port city of Volos. It was a grass-roots initiative that has since grown into a network of more than 800 members, in a community struggling to afford items in euros during a deepening financial crisis."

Interesting article about barter system that works.

Comment by Less Prone on April 16, 2012 at 2:27pm

Utah Legalizes Gold, Silver Coins As Currency

"Making gold and silver coins legal tender sends a strong signal to Congress and the Federal Reserve that their monetary policy is failing," said Ralph Danker, project director for economics at the Washington, D.C.-based American Principles in Action, which helped shape Utah's law. "The dollar should be backed by gold and silver, so we have hard money."

Comment: Gold and silver are good trade instruments because of their small size relative to value in a normal healthy society. However, in times of chaos a gun is a required tool for keeping your wealth, and for some a means of getting the wealth of the unarmed. Cooperation is a key to maintain the safety, land, clean food and water, and means of production of your team. Gold and silver fancy many because they shine, but are you sure they can be traded to food in the days of chaos? I would rather store something of practical value - things like; timber, fuels, metals sheets and wires, steel beams, food, water, maybe alcohol, guns, ammunition, textiles, tools, vehicles, you name it. After all, you cannot eat gold and silver, and their practical value is small relative to their current market value. 


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