Money has served a purpose for a long period but has outlived its usefulness to humanity, with the exception of lavishly serving those who manipulate it.
It was intended as a convenient means of levelling all playing fields to a common, acceptable standard, in order to facilitate general access to the fruits of ones labours.
Until, sadly and inevitably, greed sets in. This stage is followed by an ever-increasing multitude who intend to give up productive work and rig systems to their financial advantage over honest citizens, who swiftly become disillusioned by the extra burdens which inevitably fall upon them. 'Why should I/we, who work, pay more for a similar benefit when those who do not work get them free at our expense'?
Why indeed? Apart from those disabled in some way - why indeed?
At the other end of the Spongers Scale are to be found those who never work, never have worked and have no intention of working - and expect - nay, demand, to be fed and watered at the expense of everyone who contributes and to a level of opulence that they, themselves deem appropriate to their sense of self-esteem.
Something now stinks in the whole system, as more and yet more individuals and groups jostle in clambering onto the hand-out cart. The point has been reached where these numbers are totally unsustainable.
At the political level, charismatic individuals use massive amounts of others' money to finance devious schemes, ostensibly for the 'common good' - or their idea of it - to indulge in terrorism, say, while making very sure they and theirs are safely excepted, as they spend our money in establishing their 'tough guy' reputation. These usually are persuasively articulate and have the ear of a compliant 'free press'.Their great patriotic schemes generally leave the country in financial ruin and in massive debt - never their own personal debt - that blights the life of those who trusted them for generations.
Without the present 'money systems' we would all tremendously be better off in so many ways.
Money as a motivator does not work.
So, what would? What sort of reward system is better? Is such a system needed at all? If so, why?
Do the higher aspects of Humanity not lead to inner rewards? Coupled with our basic needs for food, warmth and shelter, could a truly fair system be devised as a carrot, with a very heavy stick being available for the education of 'smarties'?
The present way the money system has taken with toxic bankers, politicians, industrialists extracting collossal material wealth from our finite sources for selfish ends, is surely unacceptable. It does seem time for thinking of change to a fairer system, in which effort and ingenuity is rewarded and mere inherited wealth is not permitted to skew systems and reward genetic mediocrity.