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currency makes trading easier
The alternative is bartering. The goods produced by one individual may not be desirable by another, especially if the person produces an non-physical or specialty goods Bartering for high value items becomes difficult (e.g. I'll trade 3000 bread for your car is unlikely to work)
Bartering is not the only alternative.
Please tell the other alternatives
By example :
Everyone describe their preferences for works, consumption, and right to use.
Then we calculate the optimal distributions of works, consumption, and right to use from these preferences and a well defined ethic.
i am not sure if i understad it...
does every worker get the same rights/consumptions?
No, roughly speaking, each worker will get more of the consumption that they like, and work more where they prefer to work.
Usually if a worker don’t like to work, he will work less and get less.
But this is only consequences of the system, the general principle is …
Jobs that might be more or less desirable don't necessarily have a relationship to how imporant that job is. Your proposal is vulnerable to poor distribution of labor and not adequately meeting societal needs
The desirability to do the job is not the only thing took into account, there is also the desirability of consumption, services, etc… (see a example in the sources)
Currency would be much better if it were not centrally controlled by government
The existing examples of currencies not managed by governments, such as BitCoin, have far more price volatility and organized crime than government currencies do.
Money is an extrinsic motivator. The introduction of an extrinsic motivation causes a reduction in intrinsic motivation such as a desire to improve the quality of society
Money is actually a very poor extrinsic motivator. there have been studies that show this.
There is no evidence that there is enough intrinsic motivation to fuel a society
There is no evidence that intrinsic motivation is wholly absent. Admittedly, the larger part of society do not experience intrinsic motivation, because it is hard to find. Extrinsic motivation, through the use of money, has merely become to path of least resistance in terms of finding motivation.
If the claim is that we need to move to an intrinsic system over an extrinsic one, you need to show that an intrinsic system can support society. There is no evidence that it can, that I'm aware of.
Human beings have an intrinsic desire to survive. I think there is evidence for that.
The will to survive is not enough to drive progress. Money provides motivation to improve society, not merely maintain it. In order to improve society, an intrinsic motivator needs to be established e.g. As society improves, people will have to work less overall and everyone has more free time.
Intrinsic desire to survive is irrelevant, since it doesn't motivate one to do work relevant to society without an external motivator.
how is human desire to survive and thrive not relevant to the advancement of society? i would argue that is the primary relevant factor.
The desire of one to survive and thrive, can be detrimental to society as a whole.
All Nash equilibrium aren’t Pareto optimal.
Currency is a motivational tool for people to get rewards for their hard work. If someone doesn't get any reward for their work, why should they do it? Human brains work on a reward system, and money becomes a learned motivator so it therefore becomes motivation if money is a reward for a task.
It could also be a motivation for works which are detrimental to society :
That conception of rewards and punishments is simplistic. Rewards can be much more nuisanced, such as the satisfaction of improving the quality of society or developing one's self. These intrinsic motivators are much more effective and contribute more to one's overall wellbeing.
Actually there have been many studies in the past 20 years or so that show money is a very poor motivator (see also the work of Alfie Kohn)