Currency is Our God

There is the famous saying that states that money is the root of all evil. This is a corruption of the biblical quote “the love of money is the root of evil” but anyway I don’t think it is the case. 


Sure if by “Money” you mean resources and power but if by money you merely mean a form of currency that allows one to trade with relative ease than no money is not the root of evil. It may be an annoying feature of human reality for the have-nots but in it-self money is neutral. Money is just a tool.

The problem is that there exists a minority of humans who have control over money. Money is a tool in their hands for controlling people. I’ve been listening to a series of lectures on economics recently and in it there is talk of incentives and costs. How a government can control a market using market forces (that is by incentivizing behavior it wants and adding costs to behavior it doesn’t want) rather than brute force. 


For instance, instead of setting laws that determine the limits of pollution government should place a charge on each unit of pollution (basically a tax) that way government encourages companies to go above and beyond the limits set by law by increasing the profit a company can make by doing so.


The essential nature of this shift is a movement from an obvious system of control to a subtle system of control. Just as these measures are effective when dealing with corporations (which presumably behave like the ideal Human in economic terms) they work with humans. I mean what lengths have the powers that be got people going to in order to earn money?


By having a currency system like ours the majority of individuals become more susceptible to control. This is because in order for a person to trade in a primitive barter system all he needs is what he is trading. In our system there is always a 3rd party to any transaction.




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