a reply to: olaru12
Of course I understand your premise that money is only symbolic; what do you propose to replace "legal tender" with? -
Yes, good question. I do not propose to replace money with anything. All I am saying is that money is imaginary. What is not imaginary is our time.
(No, I am not proposing we replace money with "time" like the movie "In Time" lol.) But the government values a human life at $10 million, so why
should any human have more than $10 million.
Although money is imaginary, the stock, bond, and real-estate markets are even more imaginary. Humans place values on these things. Someone says,
"It's worth this much," and we say, "Okay." Bill Gates is worth "$76 billion," and we say, "Okay." And they say to you, "You are only worth
$30,000 or $60,000 or $200,000," and you say, "Okay." But that is only imaginary...
We don't need these markets. The people who are "investing" in these markets are not doing any work. They are not adding anything to society. In
fact, they are taking away from society. Instead of sharing our beach-front property, we let houses go vacant because that is what "they" tell us.
Instead of having the stockholders actually stock the shelves at WalMart, we let them benefit off the hard-work of the slaves, and we say "Okay" to
No, money is imaginary, and these three markets are even more imaginary. So let's use our imagination, and make something better!
I dream that all humans are created equal with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and happiness. Dream this same dream with me, and it will no
longer be a dream, but reality!