What if I told you that every one of us has the ability to help create a world of abundance for all, not just a select few?
Not at all. In fact, it’s already happening.
Hi, my name is Colin Turner. I’m no-one special really, just a guy who’s tired of hearing about problems in the world with no solutions. No wonder, when you look at what’s going on today…
Wars, weird elections, pollution, poverty, inequality, unemployment, injustice… the list goes on.
And these aren’t just issues that are happening to someone else, they’re happening on our doorstep, to people we know, even to us, more and more every day…
We all know, or know of, someone who’s found themselves jobless, often through no fault of their own, left to join the fierce competition for the few jobs that are left, struggling to make ends meet, having to rely on foodbanks, which seem to be popping up everywhere…
How many times have you found yourself not having enough money?
Most of us just never seem to have enough to be comfortable or stress-free.
Ever played Monopoly?
Most of us have and we all know how it tends to end: in arguments, fights and fall-outs.
And yet, if you think about it, the game of Monopoly is just a smaller version of our current money system.
It all ends the same way, with one winner hoarding all the money, and the rest losers, forced into bankruptcy.
How is this like real life?
Well, apart from the fact that everyone wants to be the banker…
Today, at the top of the ladder, an elite few hoard a disparate proportion of the world’s money.
It’s a known fact that the richest 1% own around half of all global wealth. (see graph)
And the funny thing is, they always seem to be striving for more.
How do we consider this normal?
How is it fair that they have so much when there are still people in the world dying of starvation?
Huge amounts of food are thrown away, left to rot every day, and yet people, not just in poorer countries, but in more developed countries too, don’t have enough to eat.
Why is it that despite all our technology, things like this are still happening? And not just still happening, but getting worse…
More kids in developed countries are starting the day with no food in their bellies; more parents are struggling, having to choose between heating and eating; technology is taking over more and more jobs, pushing us all closer to the edge…
How on earth did we ever get to this point?
If you actually think about it, you soon come to realise that it’s this money game that has brought us here.
In much the same way as Monopoly brings out the worst in us, money has caused us to become disconnected and do some horrible things to each other.
We judge each other based on how much money we make, having more of it gives us a sense of superiority over others, we fall out with each other over it, we stab each other in the back for it, we even kill for it.
Take a look around you. Everything is about money.
From the adverts on TV brainwashing us into buying the latest fancy gadgets…
…to the accepted social norms of finding a good 9-5 job, getting married, buying a house, paying your bills, taking expensive holidays, etc.
It’s all about money! And it’s making us miserable!
Money takes precedence over everything else and it’s destroying not only ourselves, but the planet we call home too, with the never-ending pursuit of profit driving us to ravage ever more of earth’s precious, and finite, resources.
We claim to be free, but we’re not free at all, we are actually born into servitude, slaves to money, the only species on the planet that pays to survive!
Aren’t you just a bit sick of it?
Well I am too! But what if I told you there is an alternative?
Something that we can all start making happen, right now, today.
Consider these questions for a moment…
- What if you could jack in your job and still have food on your table and a roof over your head?
- What if you could turn your 40 hours per week mandatory slave labour job into 4 hours per week, VOLUNTARY?
- What if you didn’t have to struggle anymore to make ends meet?
- What if you could have a better quality of life for free?
- If your food, shelter and bills were all taken care of, would you work to help keep it that way?
Who wouldn’t, right?
You see, in a way, the money system is like a bully.
It doesn’t do you any good to fight it, because the more you do, the more you get hurt.
The best approach of all is to just ignore it. To turn and walk away.
So what if we all did just that? Turn and walk away from money altogether?
How would that work?
Well, since writing the Free World Charter in 2010, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and would like to introduce you to a plan – a guide that will enable us to start creating that world of abundance for everyone, by eliminating money and the monetary system entirely – starting today.
It’s called Into The Open Economy and it details exactly how an open economy – that is, a world without money – will work, and how we can start making it happen.
Here’s what you’ll discover:
- What is an open economy? How do we define a system that works for everybody? (page 23)
- Change is coming and there are 2 possible outcomes. Find out what they are and how you can influence which one we end up with (page 4)
- How a world without money will stamp out around 99% of crime – it’s surprisingly simple! (page 11)
- Why not just share the wealth equally and start again? Learn why ideas like the Universal Basic Income are not the answer (page 12, 18)
- Find out why politicians will never help change the system (page 18)
- Why are people so selfish and greedy in the first place? Is this really just a natural h
uman trait? The answer may surprise you (page 13, 22)
- Why on earth do we keep this sick system going? Once you know the answer, you’ll realise why it’s only us who can change it (page 34)
- Learn what anarchy really means, how it’s NOT looting, violence and angry protest, and why we should actually be striving for it (page 36)
- The current education system is designed to train our children to become money-makers. Find out how education will radically change in an open economy (page 40)
- What criminal punishment of today is the key to unlocking a better tomorrow? (page 44)
- Resource allocation, how we’ll get what we need and things will get done (page 46)
- Volunteering is nice, but that can only take us so far, can’t it? (page 49)
- In today’s justice system there is always a loser, but in an open economy there are none. Find out why (page 54)
- Why on earth would people carry on working without getting paid? Get the answer to this and other common questions by considering these scenarios (page 61)
- Business owners need not panic, in fact business may be better than ever in an open economy. Find out why (page 66)
- A moneyless society is not as far away as you might think. In fact, in a number of ways, it’s already here (page 71)
- Things we can do today to create an open economy, and they’re easier than you might think! (page 76)
The people of the world are becoming more restless by the day, with more and more of us desperate for some sort of change, and I believe this is the change we need.
In order to spread this message far and wide, I’ve made this book as cheap as possible, so it’s affordable to everyone. But don’t be deceived: what’s outlined in this book is far from cheap.
In fact, the ideas presented have a value that transcends money entirely, both literally and figuratively!
I invite you to read it, think about it, talk to your family and friends about it, and act on it.
The race for money and acquisition of wealth is never ending, and fundamentally goes against the laws of nature and physical limits of our planet. We must change the way we operate.
Money doesn’t buy you happiness, so they say. Sure, it helps, and life gets a whole lot better when you have your physical needs met, but what if we didn’t need money to make that happen? Wouldn’t it be better if we could not only live, but thrive, without it?
Isn’t that something worth striving for?
Don’t we owe it to ourselves and our children to find out?
Amazon Customer Feedback on Into The Open Economy:
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“Please Spread The Word To Your Family and Friends.”
“There’s nothing for me to say other than to give 5 stars. I would definitely recommend this book to my family for Christmas including F-Day: The Second Dawn of Man. Anyone who knows about The Venus Project and Resource-Based Economy need to read this book.” Grayson Peddie
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“This is a wonderful little book”
“This is a wonderful little book. An easy read that will give you an understanding of a new kind of economy that is possible. The open economy would serve humanity as a whole. The best part is that we do not have to wait for the powers that be to catch on to their unsustainable ways. There are small steps anyone can take to expand the open economy already operating in everyone’s life. Thank you Colin Turner for this gem of a book. I hope it will help change the world!” Marieken Volz
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“The perfect freeworlder manual!”
“Short, clear, concise, to the point, what’s amazing with this book is that it tackles difficult social issues which the best human minds have been struggling with through history and exposes in about 100 pages a solution so simple, humane and intuitive that anybody can grasp it. The open economy seems self-evident once we clear our minds of preconceived values — this also makes it difficult to find arguments against the idea, except, perhaps, that it is still only theoretical and needs to be put into practice. So what are we waiting for? Let’s do it!” Phil
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“Good read.” Amazon Customer
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“NOT A BORING ECONOMICS BOOK!”
“I’ve shied away from books on economics for 25 years as what I read at university put me off the subject. 5 years ago, I listened to lectures on banking and the finance system at Occupy, but even found that dry and dull. I purchased this because I enjoyed his fiction book “F-Day”. In this non-fiction work, Colin Turner doesn’t make the error of many economists in regarding it as a somehow separate aspect of life from society, culture or community. Stylishly well-written and clear, Colin exposes our economy and its effects beyond mere credit-generation and accounting and, as well as showing the unsustainability of our current outdated system, offers a sensible, healthy alternative for right now, rather than some distant future. Quite a feat! Colin Turner IS the art of brevity.” CHRISTINE
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“A roadmap for a much better world”
“We need books like this on the national curriculum of all schools around the world. We have to urgently start asking questions about the nature of our financial and governance cultures because they are patently not fit for purpose. On so many levels we are facing existential crises that we are unable to interpret holistically because our media and politics brainwashes and moulds us into viewing everything as duality. WE HAVE TO JOIN UP THE DOTS and see the bigger picture and that is exactly what this book is about. It taps into the rich vein of profoundly progressive, resource based economic thinking that’s proliferated since 2008…Venus Project…Zeitgeist Movement..Ubuntu..Money Free Party etc etc….online at least if not in the media. This book is like taking a squeedgie to your third eye (to quote Bill Hicks) and making you realise a much much better, fairer, more satisfying and sustainable world is possible with just a little effort.
If you have any stake whatsoever in the future through children, grandchildren or just your own compassion, you need to read this. You will find yourself agreeing with almost all of Colin’s conclusions.” Rob Wilkinson