"Money is only important in a society when certain resources for survival must be rationed and the people accept
money as an exchange medium for the scarce resources. Money is a social convention, an agreement if you will. It is
neither a natural resource nor does it represent one. It is not necessary for survival unless we have been
conditioned to accept it as such. (Jacque Fresco)"Tweet
Dennoch sind aber die Menschen tausend Mal mehr bemüht, sich Reichtum, als Geistesbildung zu erwerben; während doch ganz gewiß was man ist, viel mehr zu unserm Glücke beiträgt, als was man hat. (Arthur Schopenhauer)Tweet
Progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress.
I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave. (H. L. Mencken)Tweet
Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted. (Aldous Huxley)(Brave New World Revisited)Tweet