greenfuturist:

Great examples of inequality

One receipt says customer has ‘insufficient funds’ to withdraw $100; Other is a $300 withdrawal on account with a balance of more than $1million They were both found outside branch of Chase bank (via The have and have-not: Two discarded receipts from same New York bank show the inequality of life in city | Mail Online)

The destructive nature of our current monetary system, according to Eisenstein, is due to that which backs it, rendering helpless everyone who deals with money, because what backs it becomes what we are, in essence, forced to worship. If gold backs money, people worship gold. But some time ago, our monetary system evolved beyond the backing of material substances. Money, now an electronic notation on a computer screen, is backed by none other than growth itself — by the creation of more money.