Is anybody familiar with the ideologies of Jacque Fresco, a social and industrial engineer?
He offers an alternative for our current economic system, shifting it from a scarcity based economy to a resource based economy.
Here are some videos that are really worth your time:
Resource Based Economy (Energy, Work) - Part 1 of 2
Jacque Fresco - Resource Based Economy Part 1
This might be the next step in our cultural evolution.