While reading about the evils of money in another thread I had a wonderful idea! We can do away with all that evil money and its evil consequences while maintaining a functional social system. Here is how it works: People would receive tokens in proportion to how well they help others. We'll call these Tokens Of Goodness or Tokens of Gratitude or just TOGs for short. This tokens could be then used to reward others who do good things for the token holder. I've attached a rough paper design below but maybe small metal disks would work too. How many TOGs a person got would be decided as fairly as possible. The person providing the good deed (cleaning someone's house, helping to build them a car, mow their lawn...) would negotiate with the person receiving the beneficial act and they would decide on a degree of goodness of the act. We'll call this level the Principle Relative Increment of Contributed Ethic or PRICE for short. If the good-deed-doer and the good-deed-recipient couldn't decide on a fair PRICE then they look elsewhere. The doer for someone more appreciative to help and the recipient for someone less self righteous about his deed. Those receiving the good deeds of others would also have to do good deeds to earn tokens. We dispense with that "Evil Money" and only use TOGs and people would only get what they fairly deserve. We could even allow people with many TOG's to lend them to others who, though they are good people, have not yet accumulated enough good deed tokens for some benefit they wish to receive. This lending being a nice thing to do and all the nicer for lending more tokens the lender would negotiate for a percentage of extra TOG's be returned. Just to be sure the phrase "no good deed goes unpunished!" remains true, the government might confiscate a percentage of exchanged TOGs to use when there is need for general goodness to be done. They would give these extra TOGs to people for being good enough to serve the public as judges, congressmen or policemen. Suggested design for the TOG: I always liked the term "capital" used to mean "good" as in "That's a capital idea!" So I suggest we call this Capitalnomics! Hmmm... kind of awkward sounding. Maybe some shorter "-ism" form or something... Anyway here's a catchy slogan summarizing the ideal: "From each according to his benefit! To each according to his service!" I know this sounds like another pie in the sky Utopian ideal but I really really think it could work if we all just decided to try it!