This question is stemming from a recent discussion in the IT Project Interest thread, but I've wondered about similar sentiments I've heard for a while now. Some of us make a conscious decision to not deal with corporate america, start our own business, or engage in "legal" business of any kind. Typically these folks still value $$ though, they just choose to get their hustle on by some other means, whether that involves an "illegal" enterprise or leaning on someone who does go up into the system to support themselves. This new sentiment of we don't need $$ and won't do anything to acquire them is popular with wealthy euro liberals, but it apparently there are more black people starting to latch on to it. Now I'm not asking about capitalism and whether it is the best economic model...most of us are aware of its destructive impact as currently implemented on the world stage. My question is what are viable tactics for the black man and woman to get from A to B in a capital driven world. Is it realistic for black people to join together and decide money has no value and flourish by trading skills & services amongst each other? Or is money here to stay, seeing that the historical evolution of human economics for hundreds of years has kept the concept alive?...(i.e. before the dollar/pound/rupee/yen there was gold/silver and before that were cocoa beans and cowrie shells).