The U.S. has the largest economy in the world. We buy a lot of stuff and consumerism has been the savior of our quality of life in the past. Though at some point you have to ask yourself if that's the way to take us into the future.
We go crazy with thinking in terms of economics. How much is that worth? Can I make money off of it? Is it a good investment? Am I getting screwed by this deal? Even if you don't realize it monetary value plays a big role in your decisions. But what about the things that are valuable but don't have monetary value? Why aren't these things as deeply imbedded in our culture? Some things that make good common sense don't make any money so they fall by the wayside. For example, there are more unoccupied houses in the city of St. Louis than there are homeless. That problem wouldn't exist if we weren't bound to the monetary system so completely.
Join me Samuel House, as I ponder this and other invaluable facets of life.
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