HZPiano MacMacMac Money funds creation … and everything else.
I'd like to see the day where humanity actually grabs that, and abandons the whole concept of money.
On that day, life will become infinitely more creative, constructive, interesting and a whole lot more healthy and peaceful.
Cheers and happy new world,
I like, and largely share your sentiments, HZ.
In a literal sense, Mac is right. Within the confines of the western capitalist system where the once useful medium of currency has been bastardized to the point that the currency itself has become a commodity, whose value is tethered to nothing but the dreams of hoarders who influence the currency's value with every vacillation of their desire for it, yes, within that system, it is true that money "funds" creation.
But, money does not stimulate creation. Human need, perceived or real, is the source of power for the creation process. In its most recognizable form, the principle is this: "Necessity is the mother of invention." If this was not the case, mankind would likely be extinct as our pre-currency forefathers would never have invented the rope, the hoe, the bucket, the arrow, the axe, the brick, or any of the other things that allowed them to survive the brutal reality they faced. They needed. And so, they created. Without currency.
I am not sure that abandonment of the concept of money is possible or desirable. But, I do think that restoring money to its proper and singular function of serving as a medium of exchange, and setting its value by indexing it to a real world commodity instead of allowing it to be dragged around, hitched only to the ephemeral whims of professional hoarders, would go a long way toward remedying the faults that I think you dislike.