Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple.
I never understood why that part of the Bible has been ignored by so many wealthy stock market loving Christians. I'm not a Christian, so I ignored this Bible bit without any guilt at all and have invested in the stock market AND I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do about it.
I'm working on a little book project to show in the simplest of terms why incurring interest or charging interest is at the root of ... well...all this shumugama were in.
I am unbelievably naive.
I don't say that proudly. it's just an obvious fact. Why do I want to write this little book?
This little bit of information that I am going to lay out about Jesus and his views on usury (plus a Part II that describes a few other minor points about how the Earth's finite resources are missing from our current economic equations, hardly an original thought on my part, although please repeat it to whomever's attention you can get) can transform the way we think and behave around money. We meaning ALL of US. *
*The Christians, the Jews, the Muslims, the Bahia, the ex- and the current cult devotees, the military, the pacifists, the farmers most of all, and the US Democrats, Republicans, Tea Partyers, the British, young, and old. Anyone who will listen. It's just not very complicated. (Repeat: I am very naive.)
Galileo Galilei is purported to have said "Mathematics is the language of the Universe was written in."
Accounting is all about numbers; the numbers can show us the way out; we can rewrite this.