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If you really want to learn more about them

you should probably watch "Zeitgeist: Moving Forward". It's the third of their series and encompases and clarifies the first two which were hastily made.

They have millions of global members in chapters in every country (I think). They have annual webinars that attract 100's of thousands of viewers and they have a web development site where ordinary people are peer grouped together to tackle various issues. Unfortunately, I couldn't answer enough questions about their in-depth process (because I'm free market thinking based) to become active. Some issues have been tentatively 'solved' while others remain.

On the abundance thing, your comment directly led me to investigate the differences between them and the ultimate free market society a couple years ago. I even wrote a book on it. The nutshell version is that the ultimate free market wouldn't allow people to get suckered into monthly payments for long on things they could do for themselves (or buy a piece of equipment to do). As such, people would stop the torrent of money leaving their communities that goes to a) banks, b) insurance, c) energy, d) food, e) communication... plus education, information and entertainment. In short, if there was a purchasable solution, that would ultimately win out over the endless monthly expenses brought to us by today's monopolies. The result would be that people would earn 5 times what they do now and pay half the price to live. This causes savings to soar, inter and intra-family lending replaces banking and insurance and savings skyrockets. Since people still have to work for every dollar, they would not blow it like a lottery winner but they would ultimately be able to retire by age 30. That leaves enough openings in the job market to return unemployment numbers to a negative. When that happens, the workers retake their rightful place as being in control over their working conditions and wages.

It really is a fascinating path to investigate!