Friday, July 22, 2016

The Religion of Money





   Whenever I read that some team of scientists have found a possible cure for a disease, but can’t pull it off due to how much money it will cost. I try to imagine a physical or even a moral barrier in their way, but I can’t. I can however imagine a figurative obstacle, but it’s invisible, and in truth doesn’t exist. So, the dominan
t world culture is held back by an invisible being, by a lacking of something invented by humans themselves. Does that remind you of anything?

I play music at a proton center from time to time, and it seems that this cancer treatment is reserved for patients with a lot of money, or those with a certain type of insurance due to how expensive the treatment is.


And, the part that gets me every time this idea occurs, is then I notice how it even gets under the radar of scientists, who are supposed to be empiricists. And, it gets by business magnates. Because, they take the monetary cost of something as a fact of life, as a law of the universe, even though there is no such law except in the imagination of people.  

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