Reviews for What is Money For?
Eire Rain chapter 1 . 6/24/2005
Hey I agree. Money is the root of all evil (actually I believe selfishness is. . . but it goes hand and hand most of the time :) Money starts to mean very little once you don't have any. All those petty things people buy just sort of turn your stomach when you are scraping by just to pay the rent. . . I must say I have grown to despise money. :) Great job on this and thank you so much for your review!
katherine chapter 1 . 7/27/2004
"...buying artificial beauty." i agree with you completely
ku chapter 1 . 6/15/2004
the government tells the people that money is worth so and so but the market can decide how much it is worth. that's why when the government prints money there is inflation. using money is just a more efficient way of trading. in the old days people had to barter and bartering had high search costs. money is just the final product of a system of trade and trade is about two parties helping each other out. of course, this assumes that money is made from legal, productive deals and not from stealing, lying, etc. so in other words, if everyone worked hard, followed the law, and applied a reasonable degree of business ethics, the world would be a great place.
ghetto chapter 1 . 5/24/2004
wow, really good esay. you're a very "to the point" person and this composition reflects that. excellent job and you wrote it without offending any particular "group." for example, the part where you mentioned about stereotypical teenage girls spending a lot of money each year on unnecessary products was extremely well-written. you wrote it without offending teenage girls who are still in the "hair and makeup" stage and you added the term "stereotypical" which made it even better.
g21lto chapter 1 . 4/25/2004
Oh, oh, oh! I see how it is! You're really promoting the *water* companies. Don't deny it.
I think the whole idea of money is very funny when you think about it. I mean, we take it for granted, but what is it really? It's paper that the government says is worth anywhere from one to a thousand dollars. All that's backing it up, really, is the government's promise (and all that jazz in history class about rejecting the gold standard ... yeah, that fun stuff).
helter-skelter667 chapter 1 . 4/23/2004
That was quite good. There are some points I would have added, but I am guessing you meant it to be breif.
I agreed very much. Not saying it was corny, or anything, but I'd have phrased it in a bit of a less "I Love You!" way. But it was still good, short, and to the point.
"Every year, she spends at least one thousand dollars on unnecessary products like cosmetics. " I'd say the average spends even MORE than that.
I've driven away from all those crazed teenagers, and I'm glad there are other young people who contemplate over the wonder of mankind's obsession with money.
daphnegray78 chapter 1 . 4/23/2004
Interesting essay. This was very well-written and extremely informative, even though I don't necessarily agree with you.
"I hate those poeple who love to tell you money is the root of all that kills. They have never been poor they have never had the joy of a welfare Chirstmas." (Everclear)
But anyway, this was a pretty nice essay. Well done!