No, but it gives us a remote interest in taking from others. I can be a thousand, five thousand miles from another man and if I can use my money to get what I want from him, I might. And then add in the biases and interests of a thousand around me, and the people they answer to and speak for. The newspapers - who sell us truth, the best selling kind. Industry, that struggles to keep afloat as our system converts and perverts itself to satisfy the needs of profit. And our officials, who redistribute - but not too fast. And they can be paid, too. A nation awash in enough resources to feed and clothe all and all of it dictated by money. All the things you mention we could do without it, I suspect. I understand what you're saying, bill: I just see it as a tool for the slow suffocation of the masses and I think we've all fooled ourselves as to what we can't accomplish. Anyway, Happy Friday. If I'm still here next Friday I'll write you a longer screed.