Money

Only when the last tree has  been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last river poisoned will we realise we cannot eat money

Cree Indigenous Tribe Prophecy

 It is impossible to contemplate a commons-based economy without reflecting upon the role of money.

You would think that what money is, why we use it, how it comes into existence, who creates and controls it would be fundamental questions high up on every school’s curriculum, but was that your experience?. If not, why not?

This quote from Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company may shed some light on such an inexplicable oversight.

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

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We invite you to watch the following video.

If you have never really contemplated money before, beyond the assumption that it is just some benign inevitability that we must all work for, it is entirely possible that you will be shocked, and then angry, once you start to truly comprehend the magnitude of the intentional consequences of its design.

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So if our monetary system is so detrimental to the majority of us, why do we perceiver with it?

The simple answer is the tiny minority, who do benefit, control it, whilst the rest of us either never consider it, as is the intention, or else we assume there is nothing we can do to change it.

To be clear, what money does in its current form is concentrate wealth into fewer and fewer hands whilst seeking to turn everything into either a product or a service and sell it back to us, not least of all our one shared planet upon which we all depend, which is the complete antithesis of a commons-based economy.

sharing, collaboration & cooperation

As such, Chrysalis Commons Earth seeks to reverse this system of greed and exploitation and to replace it with one of sharing, collaboration, and cooperation, rooted in the commons.

For this to happen it is vital that we collectively appreciate that we do in fact have far more choice and control over our economy than we ever imagine. 

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