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  •  No, it's the "love" of money. (0+ / 0-)

    It's idolatry. Love is desire or attraction that has the potential of turning into an obsession.
    Willard is obsessed with accumulating money. Aaron, the brother of Moses, perhaps because he became fearful at the delay, set about assuaging that fear by having the people collect all their gold and turning it into a calf that could be worshipped. Of course, the practical effect of melting down all their currency and turning it unto an idol, was that there was no more money to mediate their trade and exchange. Which is exactly what happens when Wall Street speculators turn dollars into derivatives and put them in hedge funds. They have effectively withdrawn our currency from mediating trade and exchange of real goods and services. While such trade and exchange can still go forward, the rate is significantly curtailed and we waste time and forego economies of scale. And all for want of enough dollars to go around.  Of course, we can always make more. But, the people who are supposed to insure there are enough actually find it advantageous to argue that there just aren't enough.
    Why would they do that?  Because it makes them feel important to have people's lives in their hands.
    Willard is not the only Mingy on earth.
    Imagine if someone fell in love with the alphabet and kept it all to himself. We could invent another one. But it would be damned inconvenient.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 06:23:57 AM PDT

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