What is Resourceism?


 Summary: 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. It is the foundational belief and moral underpinning the resource-based socio-economic system.

Resourceism is a philosophy that recognizes the interdependence of human societies and the natural environment and seeks to create an economic system that is based on the sustainable use and management of natural resources. It is the foundational belief that underlies a resource-based economy.

The central tenet of resourceism is that natural resources are finite and must be managed in a way that ensures their availability for future generations. This requires a shift away from the current economic models, (which are all money-based) and are based on the unsustainable extraction and consumption of resources, and towards a model that promotes sustainability and ecological balance.

In a resourceist system, the focus is on utilizing resources efficiently, minimizing waste and pollution, and promoting sustainable practices that protect and preserve natural resources. The goal is to create a society that is not driven by profit or the pursuit of material wealth, but rather by the pursuit of human well-being and ecological sustainability.

Overall, resourceism is a philosophy that recognizes the fundamental importance of natural resources in human society and seeks to create a moneyless economic system that is in harmony with the earth's natural systems.

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What is a Resource-Based Economy?

In a Resource-Based Economy, all goods and services are available to all people without the need for means of exchange such as money, credits, barter, or any other means.

For this to be achieved, all resources must be declared as the common heritage of all Earth’s inhabitants. 

Equipped with the latest scientific and technological tools, humankind could reach extremely high productivity levels and create an abundance of resources very quickly after being fully implemented.

The resource-based economy concerns itself with three primary factors, namely the environment, technology, and people.