Is there a practical purpose for the persistence of parasitism and predation in the human genome or is it an incidental unanticipated consequence of the interaction of intellect and instinct? Pope Francis has identified abstraction as a culprit. When instinct is transformed into idea, does it become disconnected from morality? Money, an abstraction, is not itself evil or even the root. Rather, money makes it possible to ignore/overlook reality.
Currency is a figment of the imagination. Imagination is oblivious of reality and descends into frivolity. Intellect is blinded by self-importance. Or a lack thereof.
When people’s naive beliefs are challenged, they get very upset. If money does not have value, then the people who use it have to be trusted. Does “in God we trust” suggest that people are not to be trusted? Where did that idea come from?