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The existence of money is another fraud.

Money is pre-Newtonian, never mind pre-Galilean or pre-Einsteinian. It's entirely intuitive as a concept, and entirely wrong practically.

Economics doesn't make sense because the ethical and philosophical basis of NCE is social Darwinism. The point of money isn't to make useful things happen or to increase trade, it's to establish a hierarchy of winners and losers - and to increase the power and survival possibilities of the winners while torturing and killing off the losers.

The existence of money relies on an atavistic primate herd instinct. Banking and politics are instantiations of that instinct.

Which is why "work is thought essential for the poor; release therefrom is commendable for the rich."

It's going to be impossible to have sane long term planning and resource management until this motivation changes.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 07:55:36 AM EST
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