In 1984, the artist Joseph Beuys took part in a meeting with economists which was described in the book “What is Money?”. During the meeting he suggested that money should be connected more closely to real economic activities. This would help to avoid distortions such as the uncontrolled multiplying of credit or the misuse of resources by rich people. According to this position, the economy should be regulated according to people’s real needs – which are approximately the same for each person. In this situation money would be able to provide a good system for distributing goods and services.

At the same time, we should recognise the intellect and creativity as capital … but free this realm from an approach based on money accounting. “Every person is an artist” was also one of Beuy’s slogans. He meant that all of us, even the least conscious individuals participate in the evolution of society.

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