Tag: money

  • Need

    Charming downtown Santa Cruz consists of just one street five blocks in length. Shops, restaurants and outdoor caf├ęs border this attractive tree lined avenue. Street musicians abound as do beggars and near-beggars, those offering something in exchange for a contribution to their open coffer. One of them stood in a building alcove bordering the sidewalk.…

  • Whence money?

    Where does money come from? Up to even the mid-eighteen hundreds a large fraction of people in the world lived without using money! Most people managed on subsistence farming and barter. Or they were peasants or serfs or share croppers. They were fed, clothed and housed by their masters; not paid a wage. Occasional small…