There is nothing that money can do for us that the things we trade it for can't do much better. You can't eat or drink money, and you can't make a house out of it. That is, unless you're using Chinese tea bricks as currency, which are used as construction material, and also for making medicinal tea. They can even be eaten as food in emergency situations such as famines. Durable foods, foods that don't go bad, well-preserved foods, and foods that are meant to go bad - like canned goods, honey, beef jerky, and sour cream and croutons (respectively) - could potentially be used as food-based currency. After all, as the Greenpeace slogan goes, "When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money."
As I explained above, money shouldn’t be the only way to get our needs. But moreover, money isn’t the only way to get our needs. It’s the simple law of supply and demand; when demand and other variables hold constant, lower prices (and, eventually, free products) are the results of increased supply.
Universal access to our basic needs will help eliminate the need for money, taxation, the social and corporate welfare state, the criminal justice system, the health insurance industry, the for-profit market for land, the banking industry, competition for reasons other than recreation, and the study of economics.
The money creators at the Federal Reserve Bank make astronomical, exponential profits off of the creation of money. They loan-out money - at face-value, plus interest - to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in exchange for government bonds. Through the low cost of printing money, the Federal Reserve makes 95% profit off of the creation of $1 bills, and about 99.88% profit off of the creation of $100 bills. But that's only the first stage.
Our merely agreeing to continue to use this money has rendered us, and will continue to render us, impoverished. On top of that, it renders us liable to fill out all sorts of forms for as much as a solid year-and-a-half after we earn the money to begin with. This tax calendar keeps us from escaping the use of money. You can pay your taxes in Bitcoin, but you can't avoid paying taxes, and the government prefers that we pay it back in the money that it buys from the Federal Reserve.
Edited on February 18th through 20th, and 25th,
March 19th and 23rd, and April 4th, 2017