reply to post by s12345
As others have said, money is a great method of allowing trade and commerce, but with it there needs to be restriction and control.
No single person should be permitted to have a monopoly on such a resource. It's a free flowing entity, like water or air, and if any person amassed
so much power and control over either they would be stopped.
We recognized a long time ago that monopolies were dangerous, and that's why we have organizations to assess how much dominance any single person or
company has over any specific industry. Yet we haven't done the same when it comes to money - the fundamental driving force behind all commerce and
If currencies were pegged to gold, there would be a finite supply. Every couple of decades we would have a collapse of some kind if there were no
controls. That's not because the idea is flawed, it's because some are greedy and will take more than they need, at the cost of others. Then those
others would come to take it back. It's a natural process to keep greed under control.
But without being pegged to anything of value where there is only a finite amount in supply, they've allowed those greedy people to continue to
become even more greedy. Instead of sorting those greedy people out every couple of decades, we just kept printing more, and they just took more. Now
we've reached a point where even the printing of paper money isn't enough.
Without that finite supply, the routine revolutions, and the resulting example being made of unbridled greed, the greedy have been allowed to become
megalithic monsters of consumption, where even the constant printing of money would not be enough to feed them.
People who amass extreme wealth should be under scrutiny, just as a global corporation should be when trying to buy out other companies.
We've allowed some individuals, families and corporations to amass far too much wealth - and power - without any concerns. And then we're so shocked
to discover that those same people, families and corporations are bribing, polluting, stealing and killing all over the world for more money and