If it’s a consensual illusion it’s one I want more of

The Koch Brothers, the billionaires, the bankers of the world–they are all desperately worried that we might realize that money is an illusion. Yes: when it comes time for mortgage, paying the food bill, rent, health care, money doesn’t seem illusory. But money is an arbitrary agreement. It’s an idea we hold in our minds. “I agree he has a billion dollars–it says so on this paper, so…”

Money is a kind of consensual illusion. Our agreed-on hallucination.

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