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Ubuntu pie in the sky?

14 March 2014, 14:30

This morning I received a Facebook post from a distant friend about the Ubuntu Party, who, via crowd funding, managed to register as a party that will show up on our voting ballots in 2 months’ time.   I went to read some of the documents regarding their goals and beliefs, as I generally like the concept of Ubuntu, it is something that makes Africa unique even as it is being abused and twisted into Africa’s downfall.

 I realised then that they hate the concept of money, which in theory is something I agree with.  However, due to my lack of economic understanding, of which I am constantly reminded when reading expert economic comments by some of the commentators on this forum, I am inclined to tell myself that this kind of thinking is naïve and irrational.

 I would request some of the more economically wise among us to read at least some of these two documents, though there are more, and tell me if I am right in saying it is naïve.  I mean, is there any way in practice by which a country can prosper without using money?

 The documents can be found at: and

 I would much appreciate comments on this

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