It has no independent existence outside of humans transacting tangible and intangible goods and services using substitutions that are standardized. Much of the money is created in second order, not really linked to anything having to do with transacting good and services but rather amongst itself, guided by other rules, even arbitrary such as political laws or thieving schemes. But within the world of humans performing transactions, money is functional and through its functioning, it has reality. If you lack “enough”, you can die. That’s real.

It has no independent
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This meme is art. Proof: a_ We are not going on a Sydney Walk. This does not mean that is not art but we are not looking at that. b_ We could say that the graffiti is the art. But I am assuming we are not there in that environment enough to stop there. It has a greater say in “this is art” because at least an image of that is being shared. But that is not what is being shaded. c_ we are sharing this meme in this museum, clicking on a link is looking taking a stop in an art walk. This meme and our discussion about it – is the art, the object of my contemplation anyway.

This meme is art.
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I’m glad she is safe. It’s an unfortunate situation and my only complaint is the news choosing this particular image, implying a victim was somehow a perpetrator and going by the comments, that’s precisely what many people are perceiving by this image. She’s 11. Picked up by a 17 and 19 year old from school. Living with a 22 year old. Blaming her or the foster parents or her biological parents is ridiculous.

I’m glad she is
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