The Practical Meaning of Money

Money, by itself, is inorganic, a token, a chip, a coin, a piece of paper.  It was invented to be used in a transaction which is a mathematical construct, also inorganic.  Money is a-moral.  It is an agent, a servant.  By itself, it is nothing but this chip, this coin, this piece of paper.  When first used, it was a simple token of trust in a human transaction with two comparatively transactionally equal components, exemplified by the mathematical equation.  In a transaction each human trusts the other, one human as the giver and the other the receiver of something, such as money, or some service with a mutually accepted value.  Trust becomes a credit where money is advanced in the hope and confidence that the other person has the ability and the intention to repay it.  Trust is a sacred symbol so aligned to the human conscience that it can never be separatd from it.  Trust is the glue that binds one conscience to another.  Trust is the mesh of the safety net that is the collective conscience.  A token of trust implies an individual conscience, a mutual conscience and eventually a collective or communal conscience.  Money without trust spins in its own orbit of anarchy.


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