Talk:A Modern Utopia
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Sounds like Platos Republic.
Is this fiction or non-fiction? Someone should clarify the article. Allixpeeke 02:22, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Well's did indeed begin his economic discussions with the idea of the gold 'Lion' coin, but moved on later in that chapter to dismiss physical currency as an ineffective classical means towards a livable climate. He instead introduced the idea of 'trade-able' energy as seeming to be the more ideal and modern alternative to a Utopian currency; being that the produced kinetic energy of the State would in fact be the more stable and reliable base on which a modern Utopia's economy might rest. He says this:
"It has been suggested by an ingenious thinker that it is possible to use as a standard of monetary value no substance whatever, but instead, force, and that value might be measured in units of energy. An excellent development this, in theory, at any rate, of the general idea of the modern State as kinetic and not static; it throws the old idea of the social order and the new into the sharpest antithesis." - 'Chapter the Third: Utopian Economics', and might be found on page 56 (at least in my copy). SpaceBaskets (talk) 14:45, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
This "article" is an unacceptable bloody mess! Somebody save it and make it worth being in Wikipedia! Would Wells see this, he'd surely turn over in his grave. -- Howdoesitflee (talk) 01:05, 8 June 2010 (UTC)