Just looking at the way the economic system works as a whole, do you think it fits well in day and age? Knowing the history, are you impressed or horrified of the way it has been used for manipulation and dominance? When you realize that, up until a couple hundred years ago, people where regularly traded for what is essentially a metal, does that sit well with you? You could say that we are past that now but are we really? Look around... take away all the labels... see the reality of our reality. Our world is dying and at the same time we are entering into an era of slavery that is unrivaled in history. Sovereignty in America is now a myth. There is a tax for the very earth a man walks on... maybe soon the air we breath as well. We have no choice but to help build the pyramid in order to pay for our own existence... I'm not really sure why it seems I'm the only one who see's a problem here. Personally, I think that if the idea of economics could be redesigned, it could actually reverse a lot of the damage done... though the only way it would ever get to the point it could do that is if it failed in some way that people could start fresh. If suddenly all the gold in the world vanished at once... who would have the power? Would we rip each other to shreds or would we finally see no reason to fight each other? I'm not suggesting Anarchy, I'm suggesting that humanity takes inventory on what's most important to our existence. Gold and paper in exchange for a life of indentured servitude or some kind of sustainable future for our grand children? One way or another, the pyramid is destined to collapse and when it does... I would only hope that they could be taught to pick up the pieces the right way. People need to begin to realize that this system was flawed from the beginning. New doors have opened in this age that would allow for viable alternatives that would help restore our planet. Nature and technology could find a balance with a system that embraces the fundamentals of both. Something that encourages good acts instead of bringing out the worst possible qualities in people. Something that enables each individual person to maintain their own sovereignty without anyone trying to rule over them. It may sound like just a dream now but there is one fact of life that gives me hope; the future is whatever we choose to make it. A dream can become real if enough people believe in it to make it so.