Leaving Currency Behind

How We Transition from Human Labor for Survival Toward a Fully Automated Economy

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
441 Pages
Reviewed on 08/03/2020
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Author Biography

Richard Guitar Zen is the pen name of an author, entrepreneur and guitar player living in Northern California, who has a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin. A Richard Guitar Zen, You Tube channel is set to launch sometime in 2020 and will include musical performances as well as tutorials on how to create a technology-based economy.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite

Leaving Currency Behind: How We Transition from Human Labor for Survival Toward a Fully Automated Economy by Richard Guitar Zen is an incredibly timely self-help book that addresses the extreme and ineffective currency system. Broken down over the course of thirteen chapters, Zen covers a proposed reformation of multiple sectors in order to decrease the number of hours people are forced to work and level the economic playing field so it is as advantageous to the working class as it is to those who hold the greatest wealth. The comprehensive plan that Zen puts forward encompasses a multitude of industries, the wide-reaching and positive impact it would have on a global scale, a change in mindset that positions a population for maximum quality of life across the board, and offers this transformation in a way that elevates human dignity and environmental impact.

Leaving Currency Behind is an ambitious piece of work. Richard Guitar Zen offers extensive research and an exhaustive amount of source material to cement the foundation for a way of life that is not only inspiring but also pragmatic and wholly plausible. This isn't a run-of-the-mill Utopian pitch; it is an intelligently presented and hard look at the failures of a government and society that place the capitalism of the American system over the health and welfare of its people. I found chapter eight, Reforming the Healthcare Industry, to be particularly personal. I agree that for-profit healthcare is an abomination, but honestly had no idea of the depth and scale of its malfeasance. This extends to big pharma and their crushing patents, the destruction of financial stability of the average American -most of whom are only a couple of hundred dollars away from poverty - and an opaque, virtually non-existent oversight of the currency-driven industry. I genuinely enjoyed this guide and found myself reading some of the more weighty bits to my wife. Highly recommended to any and all who are frustrated by the current system.

K.C. Finn

Leaving Currency Behind: How We Transition from Human Labor for Survival Toward a Fully Automated Economy is a work of non-fiction in the business, economics and finance sub-genres, and was penned by author Richard Guitar Zen. Based initially on the American economy, but with a plan that could be extrapolated to any country in the world, the author presents a comprehensive vision of embracing the inevitability of technological advancement but using it in a more humanistic way to improve quality of life for all. In an automated economy backed up by tech giants, everyday expenses can be massively reduced, leaving us more time to live and enjoy life rather than worrying and working ourselves to the bone.

Author Richard Guitar Zen presents not only a beautiful vision of the future in his work but also a practical and technologically relevant idea that could revolutionize modern life and provide a better future for so many people. One of the things which I really enjoyed about the work was its organization and build-up of ideas, which means that laymen to the subject matter can still understand the financial concepts and how they tie in with the technological advancement. The author’s narration is confident and well-penned, delivering a voice of empowerment and some hand-holding for those who fear the advent of a farewell to currency and the birth of a new tech dawn. Overall, I would highly recommend Leaving Currency Behind: How We Transition from Human Labor for Survival Toward a Fully Automated Economy for anyone interested in forward-thinking literature with global ideas.

Foluso Falaye

"The currency system is a system of inequality that has never served the common people." When our efforts no longer produce desirable results, it's time to explore other, more efficient ways of doing things. Richard Guitar Zen lists the following as problems of the currency system of the United States: the majority of the American population lives paycheck to paycheck with no savings for emergencies, technology will soon eliminate the majority of jobs, and many companies produce earth-polluting and inferior products for higher profits. Could the solution be a technology-based economy? If we made use of superior and subsidized technology in housing, energy, healthcare, and transportation, there would be less need for replacements and less overhead costs. Leaving Currency Behind looks at several ways to achieve better economies and lifestyles for Americans and the rest of the world.

Let's be honest, a large part of the world follows the United States' footsteps in terms of capitalism, and it doesn't look good. We need books like Leaving Currency Behind to remind us of where we're all heading if our destructive and unsustainable patterns are left unchecked. Richard Guitar Zen writes in an easily understandable tone while providing an in-depth analysis of the problems and solutions of the currency system. Leaving Currency Behind covers patents, shares, government officials, licenses, real estate, and much more. This thought-provoking book aims to make readers aware of the steps to achieving prosperity and abundance for all. As someone who feels unsatisfied with the current currency system, I believe the concepts in Leaving Currency Behind are practical and necessary for governments around the world to incorporate.