“Buy low; sell high.” Commerce is a sophisticated version of predation, relying on amoral currency to disguise the theft. More sophisticated than a shell game because no-one admits the intent to trick. Currency imperceptibly extracts consent. Money is not the root of evil (getting something for nothing); it is a disguise. Why is there resistance to admitting currency is worthless? Nobody likes to admit they’ve been tricked. Adam and Eve accept blame for being tricked by the snake. Pride does that. Without pride man might just as well lie down and die. Pride is self-preservation. Does that mean commerce is an existential threat survived? If you don’t buy and sell you die?