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Money Is A Form Of Social Control And Most Americans Are Debt Slaves

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February 21, 2013 – Comments (1)

Is America really "the land of the free"?  Most people think of money as simply a medium of exchange that makes economic transactions more convenient, but the truth is that it is much more than that.  Money is also a form of social control.  Just think about it. 

What did you do this morning?  Well, if you are like most Americans, you either got up and went to work (to make money) or to school (to learn the skills that you will need to make money).  We spend a great deal of our lives pursuing the almighty dollar, and there are literally millions of laws, rules and regulations about how we earn our money, about how we spend our money and about how much of our money the government gets to take from us

Not that money is a bad thing in itself.  Without money, it would be really hard to have a modern society.  Unfortunately, our money is based on debt, and debt levels in the United States have exploded to absolutely unprecedented levels in recent years.  The borrower is the servant of the lender, and if you are like most Americans, nearly every major purchase that you make in your life is going to involve debt.  Do you want to get a college education so that you can get a "good job"?  You are told to get a student loan.  Do you want a car?  You are encouraged to get an auto loan and to stretch out the payments for as long as possible.  Do you want a home?  You are probably going to end up with a big fat mortgage.  And of course I could go on and on and on. 

The cold, hard truth of the matter is that most Americans are debt slaves.  Most of us spend our entire lives trapped in an endless cycle of debt that we never escape until we die, and meanwhile our years of hard labor are greatly enriching those that own our debts.

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#1) On February 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Mary953 (79.30) wrote:

I think you should have at least mentioned here that much of the full article deals with credit card debts.  This is a deep hole that many individuals dig for themselves with small payments and outrageous interest rates.  A large number never get clear of this debt.  There is also a large and concerning section on growing government debt.  Someone will have to pay that down.  If not us or our children, then our grandchildren and their descendants will deal with it  These are areas addressed in your full article..  

I am putting this comment here as an encouragement to others to click the link and read the full article.  It is worth the read.  Thank you for taking the time to put it together and post the beginning here! 

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