Money Is The Root Of All Evil Essay Agree Disagree

There is the story of a preacher who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it’s still out there in your pockets.”

So most, if not everything is related to money, so why is money seen as the root of all evil, and worse, love is dragged into this biology of who’s the root and who’s the stem. But first, the phrase “money is the root of all evil” is one of the most misused one in history.

I agree to a large extent that the love of money is not the root of evil. Money is just a value to measure things. People in the olden days at first used items with the same value to buy something. This progressed into using seashells to buy items. The methods mentioned are also like money, but they were not called money. Even if the system of money was abolished, theft would still be possible; contract killing would still be possible. This is because of other stuff like gold and silver. They are also money. Money itself is divided in to fiat (which is the paper money) and commodity money. So whether you like it or not, a civilized society cannot function without money.

Money is a tool of exchange, which cannot exist unless there are goods and men to produce them. It is based on the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must do so via trade and give value for value. So isn’t the love for it what you call evil?

DISCLAIMER : Views expressed above are the author's own.

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No because...

It is a great American contribution to world culture, that they have coined the phrase "to make money". Money is made, by effort of muscle, willpower, and intelect. There can be no society composed entirely of thieves, as there will be no value to steal.

Money represents the confidence of parties that the value of their efforts can be traded for the value of others' efforts. It is a recognition of the importance of society based on trade, rather than the only real alternative: violence.

To be clear, money contributed to charity is also traded, for the value of achieving a social goal - this in contrast to taxes, which are forcefully taken.

Yes because...

Were the soviets, who sent the first dog,man and woman into space, devoid of intellect, creativity, willpower, effort, muscle and the rest of it? P.O.A no they were not.
The notion that money is the sole motivator is a great fallacy.If the notion were true, social/pro bono/charity work would not exist. Why are there unpaid interns? Why do students pay for courses? you might argue that everything is done to ultimately make money but the point is, making money is not why people are motivated to perform well and outperform others. Some other reasons are recognition,fame,responsibility,habits( being a workaholic) and competition.
The need for money is artificially created in a capitalist world. Outside of that universe of discourse, where money is banished and resources are equally and fairly distributed, all the frustration over not having your needs or wants met, would diminish.
Having more money than another person is similar to having the ability to cheat him/her. Historical rhetoric propounds: people with higher salaries exploit people who work under them, The rich exploit the poor and so on.

It is quite possible to have money without earning it through your own competence. very rich people often inherit it from their family, order other people to make money for them, and then money generates more money through interest rates. people on Income Support get money directly through being unable to make money, although it isn't really their fault.

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