The Free World Charter is a statement of principles that has the potential to optimise life on Earth for all species, eradicate poverty and greed, and advance progress.

Neither political nor religious, these ten short principles could form the foundation of a new, advanced society that uses no money, is free, fair and sustainable. They are based solely on nature, common sense and survival.

The Free World Charter is now widely considered a logical progression out of the failing mechanisms of today’s society, and a natural step in our evolution.

Why we need it

In case you haven’t noticed, the world has become a very hostile place. Basic living has become really difficult for many of us, and is quite literally impossible for millions of people every year.

It does not have to be this way.

As the predominant species, we humans have failed to acknowledge the great responsibility that comes with our great knowledge and power. Money has seriously distorted our world view, and distracted us from what is genuinely important.

Everything we need for survival: water, food, air, energy, biodiversity, compassion, have become jeopardized through our prioritisation of profit over nature. Nature does not yield or negotiate. If we continually fight against it, nature will win. In other words, humanity – and countless other innocent species – could face extinction.

The time has come to make some fundamental changes to our way of life, which has become both unsustainable and unjust. Adopting the principles of The Free World Charter is, we believe, the first crucial step mankind must now take in order to protect and preserve both ourselves and our planet.

What is wrong with the world?

In a word: money. Our own monetary system of exchange now effectively prioritises financial stability and growth over survival and progress. While once a useful tool in earlier times, money has now become incompatible with life itself and creates far more problems than it solves. We can put these problems into four main categories:

  1. Inequality and Injustice
  2. Waste and Pollution
  3. Debt and Unemployment
  4. Obstructed Progress
1. Inequality and Injustice

[Money, by definition, creates inequality and injustice.]

In today’s world, a handful of people have enormous wealth, influence and freedom, while the vast majority are burdened with debt, labour and poverty; with little or no say in world affairs. This imbalance is clearly unfair and can no longer just be accepted as normal.

child3Millions of people every year are born into a life of poverty and starvation, even though we have the resources and technology to feed and shelter everybody if we want to.

Wasteful manufacturing drives an insatiable appetite for limited natural resources like oil, copper, gold etc. Since these scarce resources are only found in certain countries, exploitation or cross-border conflicts inevitably result.

Some areas of the world suffer extreme weather conditions and a lack of arable soil or drinkable water, yet are largely forgotten by richer nations as they have nothing of value to contribute to the world economy.

Money, by definition, creates inequality and injustice.

continue reading at:

http://www.freeworldcharter.org/en/more

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