Sense and security

Corona crisis opens up new working environment

Künzelsau, 09 July 2020 - Many people have hardly controllable fears about their jobs. In addition to their economic existence, their position in society also depends largely on their professional success. At the same time, current surveys indicate that people are nowhere more listless in their work than in Germany - and thus pay a high price for social recognition and a decent income. The current crisis could open up the historic opportunity to start a professional life full of creativity, meaning and security. The novel economic system of the Gradido Academy is intended to make life more worth living for all people. Keyword: unconditional participation!

The need for a reorientation of the global economic and financial system has never been greater. The Corona crisis has turned previous life around the world upside down and called it into question. Now new 'disruptive' solutions can and must be found to replace the fatal hamster wheel of greed for profit and environmental destruction. They hold the chance to banish the constant fear of existence and the eternal competition from our working world. In twenty years of research work, the Gradido Academy for Economic Bionics has found a way to an active and fulfilled life in harmony with the laws of nature.

Investment in people instead of companies

The key to a "better world" is the creation of the common good currency 'Gradido'. It enables every person to have an 'active basic income', every country to have a debt-free national budget and, in addition, contains the largest environmental pot in the history of mankind. Taxes become obsolete. The economy is freed from the constant pressure to grow and the danger of collapse of the financial system is averted.

The 'triple good' for man and nature

For every person in the world, 3,000 'Gradido' (GDD) are estimated each month. One third goes to each citizen as an 'Active Basic Income', the second third is received by the state for its services to the community and the third part goes to a compensation and environmental fund. All in all, more money than before is available for state services and the health system in the Gradido model.

'Unconditional participation' for a fulfilled life

The 'Active Basic Income' is to be understood as an optimised further development of the 'Unconditional Basic Income', because it serves not only to secure the existence of the individual, but also to develop his or her potential. In return, those who want to take advantage of it bring their talents and inclinations into the community - including children and older people, according to their possibilities. Many activities in the social sector - such as the care of people in need of care - could be provided and accounted for within the framework of the 'Active Basic Income'. The actual care services provided by skilled workers, as well as many unloved and heavy jobs, would finally be adequately paid and valued. The supply of all relevant areas of social life would thus be secured.

Promoting and demanding

The 'Active Basic Income' is a basic amount in addition to other sources of income. Participation in it is a right and not an obligation. The individual is employed for a maximum of 50 hours per month. In the remaining time most people will take on other tasks or advance their career. It is the declared goal of the Gradido community to intensively support each member with his or her individual interests and talents. Ideally, therefore, everyone should be able to find not just any job, but their calling and fulfilment. This system of encouragement and challenge also ensures the greatest possible success for the community, because enthusiastic and satisfied people always deliver the best performance.

Details of the 'Gradido model' can be found at


About the Gradido Academy
The Gradido Academy for Economic Bionics has developed an alternative 'common good currency' based on the models of nature. Nature follows the rule that only where something passes away can something new emerge, and thus long-term improvement (evolution) is possible. Its recipe for success is the 'cycle of life'. If our economy were also to follow this natural cycle, then, according to the assessment of the Economic Biologists, practically all the world's monetary problems could be solved. The Gradido model is based on the idea that not only every person, but also every state receives income generated on a credit basis. It can thus fulfil all its tasks without having to collect taxes. Deflation or inflation are a thing of the past. The economy is freed from the constant compulsion to grow, the danger of a collapse of the financial system is finally averted. (

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