An argument that I hear sometimes as a socialist is that I value money. This is not true. While it is true that I hoard money and try to save as much as I can, it’s not because I value it, but because you value it. What I mean by “you” is everyone else who has the things that I need in life. The transaction is necessary in order for me to survive not because I value it. I think the way we engage in commerce is one of the most disgusting things that humans have done. It’s right up there next to slavery.
I do not value money