Overlapping Sectors

One sector of the new economy would still use cash. In another, market forces could be allowed to operate. One sector would be fully planned and under participatory social control. One would be run by cooperatives. One large sector would not involve any money, including household production, barter, mutual aid, working bees, gifts, e. g., just giving away surpluses, and the free goods from the commons. Many people will derive most of the things they need from the household and the community (including commons) sectors, with little need for money. Those who need more money to acquire things, such as professionals who specialise full time and therefore do less in co-ops, would generate the demand that is met by the firms that produce items for sale.

Updated: October 27, 2015 — 12:08 pm