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You cannot eat money, or make clothes, or build a house out of it.

In this day and age when it is politically correct to be out of work and complain on being hard up I propose to reflect whether this widely proclaimed poverty is real or faked. If it is MONEY that you are after, then I have no remedy. You will be poor (in the sense that you have not enough) forever. If however you are able bodied and need food, shelter and security for yourself and your loved ones, and live in a town or a city and no-one wants to employ you and pay you for your work enough to cover your basic needs, then move to the country, grab the fork and shovel and produce your own kitchen veggies, keep a pork or two and some chickens. Chances are someone will help you build a decent house in exchange for the food which you have in excess. I agree individual small scale farming and husbandry is not efficient, but who wants the efficient when clearly efficiency does not prevent hunger and what is more is directly the cause of so much unemployment. Believe me, you will be happy as a lark provided it is not money that is your object in life!

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  • Jan 20 2013: Money is a good that acts as a medium of exchange in transactions. Classically it
    is said that money acts as a unit of account, a
    store of value, and a medium of exchange. Most
    authors find that the first two are nonessential
    properties that follow from the third. In fact, other
    goods are often better than money at being intertemporal stores of value, since most monies
    degrade in value over time through inflation or
    the overthrow of governments.

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