Frequently we hear Zeitgeisters talk about resource-based economies, while simultaneously saying that we shouldn't get too attached to the term, because the world isn't necessarily going to resemble what Jacque Fresco describes. It is thus that I would like to propose generalizing our aims and create a new branch of study to find out how to actually make this work.
I think "Natural economics" or "Naturally-bound economics" is a good name, as it reflects what is really the most important characteristic of a resource-based economy, its basis on natural law rather than made-up rules. It would be a metastudy, aggregating the knowledge of lots of different areas of study to create efficient socioeconomic mechanisms.
This could serve several purposes:
- To give a new direction for market economists
- To have a unifying structure for science and engineering
- To have a study that may be introduced to schools as a way to spread TZM.