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I think the reason I hate money is because it's about worshiping a quantitative value and has no way of praising quality.
This works with multiple units of the same sample because you can rightfully say there are 2 of the same so the value is 2 times the individual or if there's 20 then the value jumps to 20 times the value of the starting unit.

What about individual pieces? The truth is that as individual samples there is only qualitative values to compare the differences and there is no distinct value for "blue", "light" or "strong".
What is the value of a pen to a book?
A shop may say a pen is worth $2 and a book is worth $2, but try trading a (new)book for a pen.
In theory it's a reasonable deal, the values are the same so nobody would loose.
Wrong.
The shop can buy 4 books(wholesale) with the $2 they could have gotten from the money, if they trade for a book they loose $1.50.

The price(quantitative value) of an item is therefore how much the consumer is willing to pay and has no relation to the quality(qualitative value) of said item. For a real life example of this consider fashion;
It is a common investment guaranteed to loose value over time and often before obsoleteness or damage beyond repair.

That's my 2c.

TLDR: Not my problem.


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I sometimes burn money instead of going shopping, I accomplish about as much.
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God I love money. It's the great equalizer.
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I despise most things that don't fall into my outstretched hands.
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But money is used in exchange for stuff and things, and I like stuff and things. But it is kind of annoying how dependant everyone is on money.
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Iberjib wrote:

But money is used in exchange for stuff and things, and I like stuff and things. But it is kind of annoying how dependant everyone is on money.


If I want something, I usually make it.
But I don't often want things I can't make.
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What about the things you use to make things?
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Posted 7/29/14 , edited 7/29/14
I said usually.
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baofu wrote:

What about the things you use to make things?


You can't buy hands. Hands -> tools -> items. But money is good. It smells good, and feels good and can get you many things you may not be able to attain on your own, like medicine and guns.
Posted 7/29/14
I feel the same way.
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Both subjective and objective standards of quality exist, and either or both help determine a good's price (though quality is not all that informs pricing). Whether it is a quantitatively determinable aspect of the good in question (such as clothing's durability, a bar of metal's purity, or a lubricant's viscosity) or some subjective aspect (such as how pretty or exciting the good is) which has more impact on its perceived quality depends largely on the good's intended function.

Fashionable clothing isn't really supposed to be enduring, it's supposed to be attractive and exotic. The quantitatively determinable aspects of fashionable clothing (such as the material's resistance to tension, water, or flame) are therefore not as important for determining the clothing's quality and are not strong determinants of such goods' prices. Likewise, with precious few exceptions fashionable clothing is not supposed to be a long-term investment, and so the fact that it generally depreciates in value over time is irrelevant to its relative quality. What really determines the value of a piece of fashionable clothing (as far as quality is concerned) is its perceived beauty and its present popularity. And while these are not directly measurable characteristics one can certainly examine data on consumer preferences and demand to infer their relative values.

Then consider the case of a bottle of lubricant. Viscosity is among the most important considerations when examining lubricant's quality, and viscosity is a quantifiable characteristic. Another important characteristic of a lubricant is its purity since contaminants can interfere with moving parts, reduce or increase viscosity to undesirable levels, and modify its boiling point. As a result, the quality of lubricant is determinable entirely through quantitatively measurable factors, and it is these factors which will help to inform its price.

In other words, a good's relative quality may or may not be quantifiable, but in either case quality is a factor affecting demand (and therefore guiding prices). Now, considerations such as elasticity, scarcity, consumer preferences, prevalence of information about the good in question, and so forth also guide goods' prices, so quality isn't all there is to be considered. But it is accounted for in pricing mechanisms.
Posted 7/30/14
marshallian surplus.. is i believe what you're trying to explain.


watch zeni geba btw, great movie
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I like money a lot and wish I had some. I would love it if I had some money to buy both my needs AND wants in life.

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I'm saying nothing is worth anything, even money is junk that you throw away.
And to put a price on something is to advertise you have the arrogance to tell others what something is worth to them.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:


Iberjib wrote:

But money is used in exchange for stuff and things, and I like stuff and things. But it is kind of annoying how dependant everyone is on money.


If I want something, I usually make it.
But I don't often want things I can't make.



Meh. I'm not particularly handy when it comes to making things. I would need to learn how and practice.
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