Here is the video my now-husband and I put together on the topic. It originally was the video for a Kickstarter proposal for a documentary and book on the subject. But people do not want to pay for materials promoting the end of money. Promoting the idea of a FUTURE without money does not alter the PRESENT, which requires money, but many people don’t understand that. They just think it is hypocrisy.
I, myself, wrestled with that idea for years, and came to the conclusion that it was not hypocrisy but harsh reality when there are no other real alternatives in an economy that is not offering much employment for either my husband or me. If I were one of those responsible people of wealth, and there are many, I would not have ever tried to crowdfund my project. The fundraiser failed miserably and we have excised the fundraising portions from the video as presented now.But it still hangs together well, in my opinion.
As you will see, my husband has some pretty awesome videography and video editing skills. But he does his work on PC with Sony Vegas, and professionals today all demand Final Cut Pro, an expensive program that runs only on Apple computers. That is why we are struggling, living from hand to mouth and using food banks instead of having a decent life. (Journalism and writing today offers an array of internships and niche jobs, such as writing about real estate, and content mills pay crap and often require you to bring in the audience -pay based on page views, which is why I don’t make much money, I don’t write about real estate, insurance, etc and I don’t do work for content mills such as eHow. I was accepted by a couple of them but I couldn’t do it.)
You have to work to earn money? Well, here is a living example of how money stifles work. You can’t have the job if you don’t have the right equipment. The equipment is expensive so you can’t buy it if you don’t have money. You can’t have the money if you don’t have a job that pays well enough to allow you to save for the equipment. And ’round and ’round we go. More on that later.
By the way, I give everyone permission to distribute this video far and wide.