Re: The Economy Of Plenty

Richard Plourde (
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 16:44:50 -0400

At 10:43 AM 9/16/97 -0700, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

>"Money" is nothing more than an agreement among individuals to
>some valuable for convenience of trade. Those who oppose the
idea are
>just being stubbornly anti-social.

I agree -- but I think it worthwhile to emphasize that money (so
often described as a "medium of exchange") makes possible
impersonal cooperation. I don't have to know the farmer across
the country in order to 'trade' for his strawberries.

When I place money in the context of cooperation, I find such
expressions as "money is the root of all evil" *explainably*


Richard Plourde ..

"The word is not the thing, the map is not the territory"