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There is only one goal. That is to be whole again.

There is only one goal. That is to be whole again. How human beings live and work determines whether they remain whole or are split. ...

4/2/11

I imagine a Gandhian economy without money. I have some slight experience doing that. An economy must be a small unit. Removing money from the picture removes large entities from the picture. It removes profit-seeking firms and it removes government and quasi-government bodies. They all work with a monetary framework. That is how they exert power.

A few years ago I was scheduled to teach a performance art workshop at a university in India. I was under some pressure to kowtow to the head of the university. I refused. So I was banished from the institution. Since interest in my workshop was high, I quickly organized a voluntary economy that enrolled students, acquired studio space, ran a three-day workshop that ended with a public performance. I have lectured about this event and the Institute of Failure has published my work about it so I will not elaborate on it further here. But I will say this: no money changed hands at any point. We had created a small moneyless economy.

I think economies should be small and local and moneyless. It can be done. It is the foundation of our Gandhian economics.

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