When the rich pay for more than they need,
the poor pay more for what they need.
The merit of having a plan for more sustained or broadly beneficial use of a resource is effectively nil under the reward schemes of our economy. We put the good faces of Lincoln, Washington, Hamilton and Franklin on our money. That almost seems like lying to me. Money is a sweetener to hide the real flavor of the inhumane nature of our transactions. Lucifer, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, Gordon Gekko, Phil Gramm and Ronald Reagan's faces are the ones we should see each time we trade.