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When did money become all we care about in the US?

  1. Iceland Quest profile image59
    Iceland Questposted 7 years ago

    When did money become all we care about in the US?

    We won't raise our taxes to help others, you can't be counted as anything without cash, we must buy buy get stuff.

  2. EatLovePray profile image57
    EatLovePrayposted 7 years ago

    Since greed overtook family and love... It is a shame..but one needs money to survive! Of course money isn't everything..for some once the cash starts flowing..the hunger will never end for more.. sad

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    jasper420posted 7 years ago

    when it became a nessary means for survial

  4. Tusitala Tom profile image61
    Tusitala Tomposted 7 years ago

    The need for money, lots of it, is based on fear: fear of want in the future.   Most people want money for security.  They hoard it away.  Those that don't think of the future quickly spend it.    Then they immediately want more of it.   Whether we like it our not, some adults never grow up.   That's why the old saying, 'A fool and his money are soon parted,' prevails to this day.

    From what I've read, the way to keep money 'circulating' in your life is to GIVE as well as to take. "As ye give so shall ye receive," says the Christian Bible.   I'm led to believe this is true.
    Though what comes back might not necessarily be in the form of money.

    The old system of tithing 10% of one's monetary income prevailed in bygone days.   Then the Taxation Offices of the world jumped in and, in the main, took - and continue to take - far more than 10%.   Result.  No one wanted to voluntarily give their 10% any more.   They felt it was too much 'outgo' and not enough 'income.'   The first pangs of fear were felt.   They continue to be felt.   

    We live in a world based on the economic need for continual growth.   We must buy more, have more.  We are perpetually fed this doctrine.  Hence the fixation on money.   If we don't have it, then what are we?...

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    SpaceAgeposted 7 years ago

    Personally, I think there's way 2 much greed. 4 example, vehicles r way overpriced 2 the point the needy can't get transportation.

  6. Goodpal profile image90
    Goodpalposted 7 years ago

    Just look at how the settlers arrived chasing a comfortable life on this beautiful land inhabitated by native tribes (Indians). Then greed took over; now the result is for every body to see.

    MONEY is the God in US. People are ready to slave anyone or be slave to anyone. That speaks enough for "free society" of money-slaves.

  7. telltale profile image74
    telltaleposted 7 years ago

    Rest assured, it's not happening only in the US, it's almost worldwide, and alot of asian countries' people are also hoarding money, and sometimes people will do the unthinkable to get it.

  8. telltale profile image74
    telltaleposted 7 years ago

    People tend to think that money can buy anything, and that's why people hoard money, and get greedy to get as much in their lifetime, but they don't think that they cannot take it with them once they are dead.