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  •  Soil, water and plants are the base of all (0+ / 0-)

    value. The system that miraculously transforms energy from the sun into the lush paradise that makes other critters who feed on plants and then also feed on other critters possible. I didn't really get in a both emotional and intellectual way that human society is entirely dependent on food production until I read "Guns, Germs and Steel" several years ago. Money is a human abstraction.

    Love = Awareness of mutually beneficial exchange across semi-permeable boundaries. Political and economic systems either amplify or inhibit Love.

    by Bob Guyer on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:47:05 AM PST

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      Money is a human abstraction
      it appears to be THE human obsession, an objective in itself rather than a tool for achieving societal goals and human fulfillment.  

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