Re: A world without the trade/barter system, and absolutely no monetary value.
I understand what you are striving for. This is what "communes" have tried to demonstrate over the centuries, with varying levels of results.
I believe, if we imagine what is possibly understood about "early" humans is that they must have initially lived together in such a manner. At sometime, a member or members of a "tribe" did not want to provide as much as they wished to receive. And this led to what would evolve into rules and various measurements to exact fairness and balance. Though the perfect formula has, and may never be found.
I believe it would be very difficult for humans to go back and correct what our ancestors could not, based on natural instincts. Natural instincts will win out over "intelligence" any day, unless intelligence evolves to be more "complete" when we consider a subject or situation.
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