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Colin R. Turner is an Irish author and social activist. He is the founder of the Free World Charter, and author of two books based on proposals for a moneyless society. In 2013, Turner embarked on a round-the-world travel attempt without using money.
|Colin R. Turner|
Colin Richard Turner|
10 July 1968
The Free World CharterEdit
'The Free World Charter' consists of ten principles Turner believes will "optimise life on Earth for all species" and eliminate greed and poverty.
Open sharing economyEdit
Turner proposes what he calls an 'open sharing economy', founded on the basic principles of sharing and shifting individual purpose from self-interest to group interest.:25 He defines the open economy as: "the application of an open, distributed model to a traditionally closed-loop economic system. In other words, rather than every individual seeking only to benefit themselves, a common understanding exists that enables everyone to benefit everyone, including themselves.":23
Turner goes on to detail the inherent limitations of trade and governance, where he claims trade and exclusive ownership always lead to wealth concentration,:12 and the rise in technological unemployment must inevitably negate the market system through the collapse of the labour market.
'The Free World Charter' has been covered by alternative media websites such as ShoutOutUK, and Collective Evolution. Mark Boyle (Moneyless Man) described Turner's work on the chapter to be "... of great importance". The reviewer in ShoutOutUK thought that redistribution of wealth would be better than Turner's abolition of the monetary system.
Freeworlder consider Turner's 'open sharing economy' to be similar to a Resource Based Economy such as that proposed by The Venus Project and The Zeitgeist Movement, but differs in that it proposes reaching a post-scarcity economy through acts of sharing, and not necessarily through technology.
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- AFP. "Walking around the world, money-less". Emirates 24|7. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
- "'Moneyless Man' attempts to walk round the world".
- "Dar vueltas por el mundo sin que te den las vueltas: Una pareja irlandesa viaja sin dinero – RT".
- "Objective UNMN2017 on #MiMarbella – Marbella Now". Marbella Now. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- Turner, Colin R. (2016). Into the Open Economy. Ireland: Applied Image. ISBN 9780956064042.[non-primary source needed]
- Applied Image, 2016, ISBN 978-0956064028
- "Colin Turner's 'F-Day: The Second Dawn of Man' – Question the power of money". 3 October 2016.
- Applied Image, 2016, ISBN 978-0956064042
- "The Open Economy". Freeworlder.com. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
- Turner 2016, p. 13.
- "10 Shocking Facts About Society That We Absurdly Accept As Normal". Collective Evolution. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
- Turner, Colin R. "Freeworlder". Freeworlder.com. Retrieved 20 October 2016.