"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Instead of spending lots of time, specializing in every thing, creating materials of varying quality, it's more efficient to make one type of thing with superior quality and sell it for money.
In turn, you can buy other superior quality materials, with your cash.
There's a reason money has replaced bartering, it's simply more efficient, the world over.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
It's simply not our place to tell the rest of the world to act more like us. If they want to be more like us, fine. That's their job to get to that point. Not ours to foist on them our standards.
Just because money makes our world go round doesn't mean money makes everyone's world go round nor does everyone want it to make their world go round.
Dems seem to prefer crack to Coke so its no big deal
Diversified spending (which spending locally is a part of) keeps us all from the living off the effects of trickle down economies from more centralized centers of power. It keeps your local economies empowered.