Alternatives to Retail

Many products we buy are really social signals first – and material objects second. Our social-primate brains evolved to pursue one central goal: looking good in the eyes of others – especially those who might protect or mate with us. Buying impressive products in a money-based economy is just the most recent way to fulfill that goal. Continue reading

Time and Money

Time and money are often “measured” and “manipulated” but both are just “non-sense” ideas. Neither can be seen, heard, felt, smelt, tasted, or experienced in any other way with our physical senses – which is how we perceive and interact with the world outside of us. Ideas (and “memes”) may be “contagious” but mostly exist only within our minds and not outside of our imagination. Continue reading

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone!

The tallest structure in the world is (Burj Khalifa) in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). It was paid for in SILVER. Dubai is one of a growing number of countries that do not accept the Federal Reserve Notes (called “Dollars” by Americans) that have been the “reserve currency” of the world since 1944. Continue reading

What Is Money?

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The most basic definition of MONEY is whatever COMMODITY (be it a product, service, or information) that is perceived to have the most EXCHANGE VALUE for what we desire. Getting what we desire often requires trading, bartering, or otherwise exchanging something for something else (be it our time, attention, knowledge, labor, possessions, connections, future possibilities, or even lives). Continue reading

Internet Marketing Secrets Revealed

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The internet is now a major medium of exchange – where marketers are adept at offering things with perceived value in exchange for as much money as you will give them. The most common offer starts out as “free” – and yet can result in a lot of money changing ownership.

Most internet markers follow a well-established sequence of upsell and downsell offers. Knowing this structure is a way for them to get more money out of you. It can also be a way for you to get more out of them while hanging onto more of your money. Continue reading