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    currency so that "which is Caesar's" comes back to Caesar as "revenue" to count and keep track of how the economy is doing. Taxes keep the currency circulating and counter-act the apparently "natural" tendency to accumulate and hoard (hide, sequester) the cache.
    Otherwise, if the currency doesn't come back, while the issuer can always issue more (especially when it is in electronic form), the accounting function is lost when the dollars don't come back.
    It's occurred to me that the function of currency is poorly understood by some people because they don't "get" function in general. Some people are not process oriented. Because they can't see it, they don't understand change. It's as if, in looking at an equation, the see the 'A' and the 'B' but they don't recognize the significance of the function signs (+, -, x) between them. At best, they see 'A' and 'B' sitting on a sew-saw. When one goes down, the other goes up, but they don't know how and, besides, balance is what they want to see. They don't know how change happens and they wish it wouldn't because they don't like it. What they want is for things to stay the same.

    Some people don't get give and take because they don't understand the relationship. "makers" are people who make others do things -- i.e. people who coerce -- and "takers" are people who take orders -- i.e. are coerced. It's the mode of behavior employed by the predator. It's binary behavior that's missing the connective process. Oddly enough, it allows troops sent to die to be described as sacrificing themselves. Without an awareness of connection, the cause/effect relationship doesn't exist. Blame isn't assigned to victims; their injuries are merely observed as their own.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue May 14, 2013 at 04:10:14 AM PDT

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