Day 7 of NaPoWriMo 2015. Today’s prompt/challenge was to “write about money! It could be about not having enough, having too much (a nice kind of problem to have), the smell, or feel, or sensory aspects of money. It could also just be a poem about how we decide what has value or worth.”
I did not get have much time to compose a longer piece, so ended up distilling variety of ideas into haikus and tankas related to money and economy. I am hoping having written multiple haikus and tankas makes up for the first 2 days I missed for the NaPoWriMo 30-in-30 challenge!
(At Micro Level) Objects purchase less commodity - happiness, Experience more. Happiness rides a curvilinear money path, plateauing quick. There's one currency that's finite, constant, equal and absolute - time. In exchange for blood, sweat, tears, passion, talent, get beads, baubles, and bits. (At Macro Level) Invisible hand benefits the elites. The masses - not so much. Markets are neither rational nor efficient - folly to think so. Austerity: scheme to swindle under the guise of morality. Just an abstraction - not intrinsic but assigned value to paper. Cult of low taxes: propped up by charlatans and people it screws. Cult of low taxes conjures money from thin air for death and mayhem. But allocating for life - now thats a moral hazard. The Ayn Rand prince of austerity benefits from welfare himself but takes high road soon after, pulling up success ladder. Biden has it right your budget's mirror of what's really valued. The tragedy of commons is that everyone wants to benefit but not pay for it, chiefly those who benefit the most.