posted on May, 8 2012 @ 12:15 PM
reply to post by freakjive
This post will only apply to the general term of "human liberty" and to political aspects of mediums of exchange.
To be sure, there is some proof in that premise of the headline, --if you want to only back partway down the road to the root cause. And BTW, the
answer is not any amount of gold.
As long as a human has a need that someone else can fill, there will be a medium of exchange to enable that need to be filled. (This is basic
This transaction done willingly is the giving of something for something else, That something from either side may be a physical product or something
intangible. Typically such would be physical effort (labor), time, mental effort (entertainment, tutoring, general thinking, etc.). Money(gold) was
an extremely clever afterthough by those that alread had the gold.
This tells that unless an individual is self-sufficieint, that person will need others to supply what is missing from their own ability to survive.
This knowledge is common to those that have decided, in effect, "to go back into the woods."
Yet the average person in civilization today, accutely aware that they are being hammered by all manner of "suppliers of their needs," find
themselves caught in a web of their own doing. (Actually, caused by their forebearers.) There is no easy remedy that the "supplies" care to haggle
over. You pay the price or not. Some folks have the almost religious view that they are "owed" such and such because they must survive at the
level they deem sufficient. That is hogwash, a purely personal ethic demanding to be observed by another.