Treating money as a commodity (eg. money markets, debt cash flow, etc.) always has been and always will be an abuse of the monetary system. Money is nothing more or less than a means of exchange. If people want to hog and hoard, hog and hoard, hog and hoard, then I say let them hog and hoard themselves into a stupor.
The consumption capacity of any individual has a limit that falls far short of what they can hog and hoard. And if the abundance of the planet did not by far exceed what we can use, we wouldn’t have survived as long a as we have. The Function of Space (ownership) depends on our awareness of what part of the wealth of everything is ours. And this changes all the time depending on what we need to fulfill our life in this moment.
This isn’t just idle social commentary. Money is not actually within the domain of Ownership, it’s within the function of coordination. If this is reversed you get social enslavement instead of social freedom and justice. The only sustainable purpose of money is to assign a positive value to cash so as to coordinate the distribution of wealth. By assigning a positive value to a piece of paper, rather than a negative value (debt) everyone can exchange what they contribute for what they need at any given time ( which determines the quality of our interactions as a society). Therefore when a large amount of (hog ‘n hoard) cash goes out of circulation for an extended period… it is the constitutional duty of the government to issue an equal amount to match that through means such as job creation, guaranteed minimum income, grants to entrepreneurs and small business owners, etc. so there is sufficient positive money supply available to coordinate exchange of goods and services.
The Bank of Canada still has the authority to issue the money supply as real cash flow even though in the early 1900’s Canadian private banks were given the right (behind closed doors) to issue the money supply as a debt. However in the United States of America the private sector usurped the government when the Federal Reserve became privatized in 1913. Ultimately money needs to be electronic, and designated as ‘in circulation’ or ‘out of circulation’ and supported by checks and balances including price controls. When money remains a ‘means of exchange’ for the purpose of health, both personal and economic (rather than a means of control) it’s possible as a society to direct our energy towards the cohesiveness of unity rather than dis-solution of fragmentation.
Ultimately health depends on wealth. The improper distribution of resources to those that get without giving (eg. cancer ever-elusive cure business instead of investing in something of real value, or bankers who borrow money from 4% savers to compound astronomical interest for doing nothing much), leaves it to the people at the bottom to come up with survival innovation. They have to be very resourceful to come up with solutions that make the most out of the least.
To begin without knowing what the outcome will be, not because it seems like a good idea for a funding proposal but because circumstance of life requires an investment in lasting value, a person must be bold. Afterall stability and the real riches of society depends on their success. Either that or on never ending profit margin growth; one or the other.
Writing is a little like taking a leap of faith. You generally know what you want to say, but you don’t know how you’ll say it till the words are on the page. What you have to trust is the KNOWING.
Knowing is not like bits of information strung together to make a meaningful concept, it’s the concept that leads, not information. Assuming the concept is viable, then all the information falls into place. It may seem like I’m going off on a tangent (what does understanding ‘knowing” have to do with a body fit life?), but the fact is our body knows a lot more than we do. Probably more than all the information any computer can hold ever hold. Trying to substitute the natural renewal process with a piecemeal synthetic process is not only highly inefficient, it is also ineffective in terms of providing a lasting solution. That’s why trusting the wisdom of the body is such a prudent idea. But it does require meeting the real needs of the body. The best building blocks to construct the healthiest cells, together with the type of exercise that will distribute the resources equally to each and every cell as it does it’s part for the greater good. The reward… no more social side effects within the universe of the organism; the most complex of interactions and networks run smoothly and effectively.
It works in the physical realm, but also in the emotional and mental realms. Take for instance the different needs of two people in a couple – it seems impossible until you focus on the positive. Only the individual knows what they really need at any particular moment if they are in touch with their bodies, feelings and thoughts. Trusting the ‘knowing’ is the difficult part. It seems so much more secure to control, manipulate and manage each other – to try to replace natural ‘knowing’ with artifical solutions, doesn’t it.