What is money but an agreement? We agreed, originally, that this shiny golden metal represented units of value, represented labor, represented a medium for trade. Then we decided, mostly now, that it’s just figures on paper, in an electronically calibrated statement. Both ways, it’s just an agreement. You and I agree that this bank has this much money because it has this paper trail to say so.
And that *is* valid. Nor is it something we can simply discard. But it is…still…just an agreement.
What if we found other kinds of agreements to modify–not displace–what “money” exists, and where, and how?