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Colourcash,a holistic design for an ecologically sustainable economic system.

Colourcash,a holistic design for an ecologically sustainable economic system.

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Our economic system is on the verge of its final collapse. This may be common knowledge, but few have dug so deep down the rabbit hole to find the deepest cause of this system's faillure: money is an undefined unit. It may be the universal measure of value, but the value of money itself changes continuously. In a world led by greed, competition, ignorance and neglect, this has led to a global ecological series of disasters and threats, of which climate change and the oil peak are the tips of the iceberg.

In the mid-nineties, a young Dutch student in Information Technology took upon him the task to redesign the economic system in such way, that the price should always equal the ecological or natural value. This basic design has led to the design of a new monetary unit, consisting of three dimensions or colors, each representing a unexchangeable aspect of nature. Usable in a world led by cooperation, transparency, recycling and energy-efficiency, colourcash is an all-in-one solution for individuals, organisations and small communities. The author reckons users of permaculture, transition towns, cradle-to-cradle and other holistic ways of life among its future early adopters.
Our economic system is on the verge of its final collapse. This may be common knowledge, but few have dug so deep down the rabbit hole to find the deepest cause of this system's faillure: money is an undefined unit. It may be the universal measure of value, but the value of money itself changes continuously. In a world led by greed, competition, ignorance and neglect, this has led to a global ecological series of disasters and threats, of which climate change and the oil peak are the tips of the iceberg.

In the mid-nineties, a young Dutch student in Information Technology took upon him the task to redesign the economic system in such way, that the price should always equal the ecological or natural value. This basic design has led to the design of a new monetary unit, consisting of three dimensions or colors, each representing a unexchangeable aspect of nature. Usable in a world led by cooperation, transparency, recycling and energy-efficiency, colourcash is an all-in-one solution for individuals, organisations and small communities. The author reckons users of permaculture, transition towns, cradle-to-cradle and other holistic ways of life among its future early adopters.

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There are two kinds of drugs, prescription and over the
counter drugs. Because we will keep a sharp eye on our
suppliers in colourcash, all drugs are considered alike.

The cycle is essential in colourcash. A lot of drugs are chemical
in nature: developed in a laboratory, tested in clinics and
produced in petrochemical factories. Their production
requires a lot of energy, as is the research and development of
new medication. Very Red drugs, so to speak.

The cycle of these substances is very unclear. We know that
our tap water contains hormone-type substances. State
secretary Van Geel expresses his concern in the magazine
Elsevier (5 July 2005). British tap water contains Prozac, a
powerful anti-depressant. Chemical drugs are nice examples of
Blue. Unless it’s proven the body destructs them into
harmless, common substances, drugs are to be considered as
100% Blue. Their production is, per definition, out of balance.
Because we’ve eliminated the “profit”, there is more space for
cures and medications based on simple preparations using
herbs and plants.

This biological “medicine farming” is in colourcash, a lot more
profitable. It will be relatively easy to cultivate medicinal
plants yourself, and are relatively Red inexpensive. When we
don’t do any chemical tricks with the extracts, I assume,
maybe not correctly, that these substances are absorbed in the
cycle just as easily as we produce them. Whether they still end
up on the Blue heap depends on our toilet habits, and not on
the chemical nature of the substance.

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