jump to last post 1-18 of 18 discussions (44 posts)

What is Money?

  1. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    I don't want to hear your philosophical musings about money. My question is:  Do you know, from a strictly scientific standpoint, what Money actually is?

  2. paradigm search profile image82
    paradigm searchposted 14 months ago

    Stored labor.

    1. Quilligrapher profile image91
      Quilligrapherposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Best answer.
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6919429.jpg

  3. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 14 months ago

    It's a fancy IOU or generic credit slip that stands for goods or services owed.

  4. Kiss andTales profile image23
    Kiss andTalesposted 14 months ago

    When you google the definition it simply states truth.
    Mobile-friendly - : something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: as. a : officially coined or stamped metal currency. b : money of account. c : paper money. a : wealth reckoned in terms of money.
    Basically something in exchange for something you want or need.

  5. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    How about a tip of the iceberg?

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago

    It is a certificate of productivity. Unless stolen.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      taking without producing

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago

    J. Madison wanted us to use specie and not dollar bills/notes.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this
  8. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    What is the definition of "stealing"?

  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago
  10. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    You may laugh at me, and feel free to do so if you feel so, but taking something without ever producing it - is also productivity.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Okay I take twenty dollars from the church collection plate as it goes by, without anybody noticing because I am clever like that and I have no conscience what so ever.( I came to church for free money.)
      I have done nothing to earn it as far as goods or services.
      Where is the productivity?
      Everyone else has put in money which they earned by providing goods or services (or stole and are now atoning for their sins.)

      What is your definition of productivity?

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        What if they willingly give you the collection plate?

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          I will spend that money and it is good for the economy?

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            That is a completely separate issue.

  11. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago

    Obama made importing of Ivory illegal just this year. Poaching is bad producing.
    Bad for the elephants.

  12. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago

    Faith is the only thing money is?

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Money is hovercraft.

  13. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago

    But it will not be good for the church if they give me the collection plate. The church could fold. it will cease to exist if they continue to give the collection money to me every week just because I ask nicely.   
    Atheists will cheer, but the theists won't.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Perhaps a morally conscious Satan is something that should not be discouraged.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
        Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        how is a MCS discouraged?

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          Good question!


          The answer is: By sending a MCS to a school.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
            Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            Where they learn from a strictly scientific standpoint, what Money actually is.
            What is it again?

            1. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              Do they?

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
                Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                yes. thankfully so, because they love money.
                Where would they be without it?

                1. DasEngel profile image60
                  DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                  ..on a hovercraft

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                    like a flying dress.

  14. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago

    hovercraft |ˈhəvərˌkraft| noun
    a vehicle or craft that travels over land or water on a cushion of air provided by a downward blast. A design was first patented by Christopher Cockerell (1910–99) in 1955.

  15. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    The issue of morality should be discussed separately. And we all know the fact that we can create money, but money can not create us.

  16. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    I feel that a few years later I'll tell you that the only thing that really matters, is one's own conscience.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      but, you said MCSs can be discouraged by a school.
      What encourages their moral consciousness / conscience?

      or can it only be discouraged in your view?

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        I'm a radio device. There are many channels that I can tune in to. In my short life, I have accessed quite a few of them.

        I can talk about reality, and its channels, only as much as I've personally experienced. I can't talk about what goes on with other radio devices.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          It is good to respect different radio devices and allow them to tune into whatever channels they wish.

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            yes

  17. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago

    okay. There goes all my fun.
    Thanks .
    I'll have to take up something else ...
    like Mathematics …

    smile

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      So now you've started to tease the former UFC heavyweights? :-D

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
        Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        just wondering how many.

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          silence

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
            Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            ((:-)

  18. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 14 months ago

    Money is material compensation for an educational and skill set acquired.  The higher the educational and skill set, the higher the material compensation.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      In theory, yes. In practice -- not always.

 
working