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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan07Post.mp4 There's a fairly new branch of history called, "Big History." This is the history from the beginning, all the way up to now. (BTW, a friend once told me baseball was in the bible. What? Check it out, first book, he said. In the big inning...) And through Big History, you find plenty of similarities between societies. For one, they all start when somebody figures out how to grow food. We humans have done this in the strangest ways. All societies tend to have different classes of people. The rich and powerful up on top, poor people down at the bottom. All societies have some form of taxation. Sometimes they refer to this as tributes. Where they ruled have to pay "tribute" to those in charge. Sometimes this is called taxation, and it's allegedly used to help pay for stuff. But the structure is ALWAYS the same. The people on top collect the money. The people in the middle, and at the bottom, pay the money. The older a society gets, the more corruption grows. Even today, historians are unsure of the REAL intention behind the very first set of laws set down by Hammurabi. Were they to really help everybody, in a fair way? Or were they carefully created to make it easy for the wealthy elite to loophole their way up the power structure? Another common thing you'll find in societies, as they tend to decay, is that they debase, or devalue their currency. Talking about devaluing currency is usually a topic for conspiracy theorists. But since it happens in pretty much EVERY society, it's something we might want to pay attention to. Especially if you want to get more money than you have now. And since EVERYBODY always wants more money than they have now, understanding what money IS and how it works SHOULD be important. Yet nobody ever studies the structure of money. Nobody ever teaches the structure of money. But consider these very basic, very NON-CONSPIRACY theory ideas. One, every society that has ever popped up since the dawn of time has collapsed. As they collapse, they grow in corruption. They invariably devalue their monetary system. What, EXACTLY does this mean? Governments must live by the taxes they collect. If they raise taxes too much, people get angry. So ALL governments have figured out how to make MORE money, and not tell anybody. So they can keep it for themselves. They get MORE money than they collect in taxes. This is a very simple, very basic aspect of money. One that they don't advertise. But if you want to truly UNDERSTAND money, so you can get some, you need to know the good stuff, as well as the bad stuff. At least then you'll have a fighting chance. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.com/money-instinct/
I heard this interesting story on YouTube. A guy who was in prison for some kind of bitcoin scam was talking about the prison money system. Since he had training in economics, that's what he did to pass the time. Study the economic system in prison. They used these foil packets of mackerel for money. (They used to use cigarettes, but those are illegal now). He said there was two kinds of currency. "Eating mackerel" and "money mackerel." If you wanted to buy something, it cost less in terms of "eating mackerel" since it wasn't expired. Once a pack of mackerel became expired, it became "money mackerel." It cost slightly more in "money mackerel." But the reason for the interview (it was a replayed podcast from a money type talk show) was that while the guy was studying the prison money system, the guards found that one prisoner had a TON of mackerel "saved" in his cell. They didn't know how he got it. But they didn't LIKE that he had it. After all, they were the guards, and if any one prisoner gets a bunch of money, that makes the guards seem less powerful. So they took all his "mackerel money" and dumped it in a common area. According to the jailhouse economist, this led to instant hyperinflation. This is what happens you inject a whole bunch of NEW money into an economic system. Same amount of stuff being bought and sold, but with a lot more money, that stuff being bought and sold will go up in price. The story a very interesting microcosm, which can be used to demonstrate a lot of "economic truths." One of which is that humans will ALWAYS find some kind of "trading money." Even when little kids are trading Pokemon cards (or whatever cards they trade). Many times they'll take a card in trade not because they actually want it, but because they know they can trade it for something they DO want later on. All humans have an instinct for sniffing out this "commodity money." This is part of our human nature. To trade what we have for what we want. And to use any kind of money available to facilitate that. If you jumped into a time machine and went ANYWHERE in time, and ANYWHERE on the planet, this is what you'd find. Humans doing whatever they can to GET whatever money that society was using, so they could then GET what they wanted. People have been doing this since the beginning of time, and they will continue to do this until the sun goes out. Learn How: Wealth Tuning