I could talk for hours on this. "Economy", the way it is done in the "civilized" world, is a way to control people and use them. I don't think that is in accord with what RoL stands for. There is an enormous amount of myths to be busted when it comes to Economics. From the recent discussions I feel a need to point out a few things here.
1) Money is not a commodity in itself. It has become that in the twisted western style of Economics. Money is simply a way to keep track of things.
2) Money don't need to have an intrinsic value; being a precious thing or being backed by one.
3) Money is "a transfer of energy", "lubricant for barter" and most of all, it works as long as people believe in it.
4) Anything might be used to symbolize value.
5) We need no banks to give us slips of paper for exchanging goods - that is one of the greatest lies of our times.
For interesting examples, you may look at LETS systems around the world, the
* Ithaka Hour as a US example.
* Check out what happened in Wörgl, Austria in 1931. They were not alone, but this is one of the best described and covered examples.
* An outstanding example - still to this day - is Guernsey, the UK Channel island, that was devastated after the Napoleonic wars in Europe in early 19th century. After a few years of intelligent and righteous economical thinking and acting, the island was one of the richest places in all of Europe! The effects remain almost 200 years after the fact.
A really good starting point would be the book "Interest & Inflation Free Money" by prof Margret Kennedy, Germany. You may download it for free at http://www.margritkennedy.de/index.php? ... NG&lang=EN
A people in control of it's own resources is a strong people. A people depending on somebody else giving them slips of paper on which they cling to survive, is a weak people. Guess what kind of people the Wasichu companies like the most...