Money Disguises

The designation of money as the “root of all evil,” is an error likely arising from the fact that money is visible and tangible.

In fact, money serves as a disguise of reality, including the moral or ethical status of behavior. This is, I think, an unanticipated consequence, a matter of taking the symbol for the act and, in the process, losing sight of the intrinsic moral value of the subject being symbolized.

Is money a sort of white wash? I don’t think so. It simply sidelines moral considerations. Someone’s willingness to pay is a stamp of approval.