I would like some ideas on how the environment of a world where an economy (nothing financial and no currency system) did not exist - would be affected, would progress etc etc.

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    $\begingroup$ You will probably need to specify more detail to avoid close votes. Hopefully lots of people will comment with the extra detail that is needed so that you can clarify your question with answers to their questions. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 16:15
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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean a barter system (which is a type of economy but without currency) or no economy at all? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 16:16
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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean that ownership is never exchanged? Or that there is no ownership and people help themselves to whatever they want? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 16:17
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    $\begingroup$ When you ask about "the environment" do you mean climate and ecosystems and how living things are affected, or the wider meaning of how the surroundings in general are affected? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 16:22
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    $\begingroup$ Are you specifically asking about a human world? Earth had no economy prior to the arrival of humans. It's worth being specific one way or another. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 16:25

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So the question is why would a people not trade.

A. They don't need to, they are altruistic and live in a pseudo utopia

B. They don't care to/don't see the point Fatalisitic what comes, comes

C. Have no sense of ownership. Everything is everyone's for the using/consuming, like a hive

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    $\begingroup$ D. The people of the world are very territorial and don't accept strangers at all, so there is nobody outside the established group to trade with. $\endgroup$
    – user
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 16:58
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    $\begingroup$ E. There are no people. $\endgroup$
    – Samuel
    Commented May 7, 2015 at 16:37

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