I don't think it can work. Before money then was bartering yes, but this was a form of money, ie it was sheep we traded not metal coins, it was complicated to trade sheep and there weren't enough of them so we developed money. How many cows is a sheep worth? I don't want to work for you for a sheep or a cow because I don't want that, what have you got that I want? So money jsut made the whole process simplier. If we didn't have bartering or money, then what would be the value of working? What would be the incentive to work hard if I wasn't going to get paid anyway? An economy is a system of allocating resources. The main problem is that resources are limted, so waht is the fairest way to decide who choose what to do with our precious resources, who decides what we should use our oil for, our coal for, our land for? How can we do this in the fairest way for everyone? The answer is money. Each pound you spend is like a vote for using the resources in that way, you choose to buy an ipad for example, then resources are used to make that ipad, you don't choose to buy a disposable camera so resource dont go into producing any of them. It's only what we buy which get our limited resources. Money is the voting system! Yeah I know what you are thinking, why should some people have more money than others? But in my opinion I think this is fair, if someone works hard then they should be rewarded, the more they put into the economy the more they should get out in terms of votes, they work for their votes. And its fair because everyone has the same opportunity to earn as much or as little as they want. People who choose to work little and do little for the economy as a whole and therefore provide less for other people, should nto be rewarded and should have less money, it's their choice! And it could not work otherwise, becasue what incentive would there be (if we didnt use money) to develop technology and develop new talents and skills? Sure you get people who steal and abuse the system, find loop holes in the legal framework .. but this is another topic. If youo're against this I'd agree with you, but dismissing money all together I don't agree with. Besides, it's probably more human anture, not money, if we didn't have money we'd find something else to corrupt.