How might a post-capitalist society look like? How can we conceive modes of production and coordination that no longer rely on money, markets and the state? Is this possible on a large-scale, not only as small community projects, but society-wide?
The interdisciplinary research group „Society after Money“ (funded by the Volkswagen Foundation), whose goal is to build an Agent Based Model of a post-capitalist economy that can serve as a laboratory to foster thinking about a society after money via experimentation, has invited scholars from respective fields to debate the nexus of critique, utopia and simulation.
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The project „Society After Money – A Simulation” is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation
Jens Schröter Introduction
Stefan Meretz, Simon Sutterlütti, Annette Schlemm
Theory of a society without money and central planning
(comment by Peter Schulz)
Tokens make the world go round. Socialist tokens as an alternative
to money (comment by Peter Fleissner)
There’s no such thing as ‘the economy’, stupid: Using utopia
to imagine society ‘after money’ (comment by Hanno Pahl)
System analysis for system change: Foundations for envisioning
transformation (comment by Louison Cahen-Fourot)
Sign systems of lust and slavery. Money as the consecration
of bread and wine (comment by Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle)
An agent-based model of human needs and limits
(comment by Massimo de Angelis)
Ernest Aigner, Lena Gerdes, Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle
Simulation of a society without money and central planning
(comment by Hardy Hanappi)