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Money is a fairytale

I recently read a book by Yuval Noah Harari called "Sapiens a Brief History of Humankind". It is one of the best books I have ever read and a real eye-opener. Here is also a link to mr. Hararis TED talk where he explains the rise of the human race.
 The main reason why humans managed to be more successful than any other animal races is our capability to imagine things, believe in fantasies and to tell each other about them. It is our capability to understand the abstract concepts without the need to see or touch them. In most they even don't have a physical form. You might think that what is so important in believing in Snow White and Red Riding Hood, but these are not the game changing fairytales. The really important ones that we firmly believe are fairytales like religion, nationality, human rights, capitalism, ownership, socialism etc. By far the most important of all fairytales is Money. All our systems and agreements are based on the belief of the common story of …