Boom and Crash. Bull and Bear. Maximization of profits. Buy low, sell high.
The Phoenicians were the inventors of trade to the Romans. Trade has been viewed suspiciously ever since as being intentionally deceptive.
If anyone attempts to restore the connection between economy, ethics and philosophy, the result is praise and distinction; unfortunately, these ideas are rarely put to use.
With Amartya Sen as representative, we honor the farseeing economists.
Money has a thought:
Above God and love
it’s the highest human good
it may therefore come to think
it thinks itself to be or not to be
thinking to itself
its favorite thoughts of being
are of thinking itself globally cuckolded
like a golden steer
in attempting not to be
it hides in the fur of the Global Bear
and tied securely on
Economic miracle grab bags filled with
with the old coinage we could still joke around
the miraculous new chartlines stretch heavenward
and when they move downward they
still have only two sides
In the stubborn balance between debit and credit
all at once the times grow entirely godless
but only stupid money thinks like that
smart money puts itself on the future
and thinks no matter what the scales show
might just a little bit more