Elaborating a system which can competently rival known market systems, which requires its critical exchange medium, has not proven the difficult task. The really difficult task is meeting everybody’s disbelief that such outrageous change, in a 4-millenium, wholly internalized habit, can in any way be credible. Operating without money?
The fundamental hitch, would you believe: a substantial, widespread distrust of our very humanity! The makeup of the very Selves we must so fiercely protect to deliver commercial viability. People just won’t be able to handle it, it is said. People won’t know what to do. And worse: vast corruption will inundate the country.
This is a real bummer.
I devote considerable space to three humanists well-known for their probity and the already common use of their precepts:
- Abraham Maslow, on his standard-bearing for the underpinnings of motivation;
- Fritz Perls and Paul Goodman, and Daniel Dennet— for their elaboration of the layered “drafts of the Self” from which we each dash out, in various guises and situations;
- and Karl Jung (and his later interpreters) on the varieties of Intelligence that undergird the turning-point choices we make in our individual developments and life paths. Also considered is the subterranean gamesmanship of the subconscious, in pushing us on paths we often do not even recognize we’re taking.
These issues each take up a Chapter of their own. [And each is still in final (unpublished) draft.] It is to be noted, however, that modern psychology has perhaps advanced further and faster than any science of modernity–perhaps including the technological wonders that dominate our information, health, and maybe even Space sciences. Without these advances–all of them, actually–the loss of the diva–that medium of exchange doling out our “values”–could never be proposed.