RESOURCEISM: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism

  Resourceism is the belief or ideology that all of the Earth's resources are the common inheritance of all the world's people and should be shared equally  for the benefit of all the Earth's inhabitants.  Resourceism is the foundational belief of a resource-based economy. The term resourceism as defined here was coined by vegan educator and activist  Michael Corthell  in 2021.  Why are Money-Based Economies the Norm?     Nearly all of human civilization's problems; War, Poverty, Crime, Famine, and now the Global Climate Crisis had their genesis with the subjugation and abuse of animals through their domestication. The domestication of animals also begat the concept of private land ownership and the social agreement we call 'money', as well as every market system including Capitalism. (source:  Animal Oppression and Human Violence ) _____________________  ___________________  Resource-Based Economy In a Resource-Based Economy , all goods and services are avai

The Foundation of the Word 'Resourceism'

  Resourceism is the belief or ideology that all of the Earth's resources are the common inheritance of all the world's people and should be shared equally for the benefit of all the Earth's inhabitants. Selfishness always gropes in the dark. It has no knowledge; by its very nature it is cut off from the source of enlightenment; it is a blind impulse, knowing nothing, obeying no law, for it knows none, and is thereby forcibly bound to those competitive laws by virtue of which suffering is inflicted in order that harmony may be maintained. We live in a world, a universe, abounding with all good things. So great is the abundance of spiritual, mental and material blessings that every man and woman on this globe could not only be provided with every necessary good, but could live in the midst of abounding plenty, and yet have much to spare. Yet, in spite of this, what a spectacle of ignorance do we behold! We see on the one hand millions of men and women chained to a ceaseless

What is a Resource-Based Economy?

A global resource-based socio-economic system is the fairest and most equitable system yet devised. this system will allow for the full expression of human and animal rights . “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein In a Resource-Based Economy, existing resources will be used instead of money to provide a fair and equitable method of distributing goods and services. It will be a global socio-economic system where all goods and services are available to all people without the use of money or any other form of debt . ''The current practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant, counter-productive, and falls far short of meeting humanity’s needs.'' ''To better understand a resource-based economy, consider this. If all the money in the world disappeared overnight, as long as topsoil, factories, personnel and other resources were left intact, we could build anythin

Have a Look at How Our Current Socio-Economic System Operates

  '' The world is a business, Mr. Beale'' You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it!! Is that clear?! You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immense, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today.  That is the atomic and subatomic and

What is the Vegan Economy?

What kind of world will our children inherit?  by Michael Corthell “The fact is, efficiency, sustainability, and abundance are enemies of profit.”  -  Zeitgeist Addendum First let me say that we must always assume that progressive, healthy, and informed human beings are fully awake to the fact that to enslave, use, or kill any sentient being, for any reason. And that to do so is the most egregious act against all life, and therefore is the antithesis of a Resource-Based Economy.  Looking at it from the average vegan's point of view a resource-based economy(RBE) and its foundational belief system resourceism must be paired with and go hand in hand with veganism . I would go so far as to say that one cannot succeed without the other . Seeing this pairing from the resource-based economist's point of view takes a bit more work since the science-based approach is sometimes focused more on efficiency rather than strict morality and provable science is the basis of the R