The Rings of Venus by Pat McCord - To start considering different aspects of a Resource Based Economy for “young adult” readers, award-winning author Pat McCord wrote Rings of Venus. This adventure and science fiction novel takes place in a city based on Jacque Fresco’s work. It was written with the cooperation of The Venus Project and may be inspiring for young and old alike.
War is a Racket by Smedley Butler, who was the most decorated US Marine Corps major general at the time of his retirement when he wrote this book. He presents a poignant exposé and denunciation of the profit motive behind USA’s wars. In his words: “War is a Racket. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious... It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”