Debt and spending keep money in circulation. Taxes merely take from and prevent people from keeping all their money or other assets – rather than keeping anything in “circulation”. Although fiat currency (which has no inherent value) is simply printed, minted, or entered in an (electronic) accounting book (and thus is created “out of thin air”), “money” (as a means of exchange) comes NOT from banks or governments, but from businesses and other people (in exchange for time, labor, knowledge, connections, or possessions). (more…)
“Ownership” is over-rated – and so is money. Access, use, and control are MUCH more “valuable” and important. It is usually better to “own” very little – but be able to “access”, “manage”, “control”, or have actual, physical, or virtual (temporary or “permanent”) custody of whatever is needed or desired (through properly “structuring” business and personal affairs, agreements, and ideas about “ownership”).
“Grow or die” sometimes only results in obesity.
Expansion and contraction go better together – like breathing (in and out).
BOTH are needed – for life and (and despite what many believe, business) to continue.
Wanting it ALL, going BIG or going home, and SUPER-sizing may actually accelerate death.
The desire for wealth must be tempered with the one for health – and sustainability. (more…)