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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“A total of 1480 subjects were recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk” 49 countries can participate so the pool of 1480 is out of a potential total of 49 countries. Tests were n=2 (divergent) vs n=50 (convergent) How diverse is the education in these countries (both formal and cultural) such that each of the 1480 participants had a profit motive to participate in the study? Or in a more generic sense: Which countries might be considered “Westernized”? Puerto Rico United States US Minor Islands US Virgin Islands Canada Barbados Chile French Guiana Guadeloupe Martinique Botswana Mayotte Réunion South Africa Australia French Polynesia French Southern Territories Hong Kong Israel Japan New Caledonia New Zealand Qatar Singapore South Korea Taiwan Austria Belgium Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Iceland Ireland Italy Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom It is an fantastic study idea and I love the results regardless of which population might be used. But diverse populations may be an overstated feature of the study as I did not see a caveat mentioned in the paper. Maybe it’s such a common caveat that it was hiding in a word or a a checkbox in one of the supplementals. If so, I’d like to know what it’s called so I don’t type all this kind of stuff again for a future study  

Love this but –
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