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Here is a basic demographic breakdown of you, our reader. As you can see, you are about equally male and female. You are also highly educated and (since the Socjourn is critical, controversial, and innovative), critical, controversial, and innovative.You’re looking for more than the standard ideological answers found in mainstream media, but you are not prepared to put aside your critical sensibilities. Most of you are social scientists, social science students, or working social science professionals, but a growing number of you are from the humanities and the natural sciences. That’s because you find Sociology interesting and enlightening. But then, who can blame you! As August Comte  (a Sociologist himself, so we know he was above bias!) once said, Sociology is the  “highest in the hierarchy” of sciences and all others are preparatory to it! (Coser, 1977: 9) . So take that, you natural science posers!

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The Rocket Scientists’ Guide to Money and the Economy

By: Michael

Have you ever opened up an economics textbook and looked for a definition of money? Chances are you haven’t but if you have chances are you didn’t find the definition. Introductory economics texts, and even advanced economics text, do a remarkably dismal job of revealing the nature of money. The closest the common man gets to a proper definition of money is that it is a medium of exchange, but a medium for exchanging what? To add to the problem, consider the fact that money is just pretty colored paper with no intrinsic value. It only becomes valuable because we (i.e. humans) give it value. But how do we give money value? Is it economics, politics, or black magic?

The global economy is teetering on the brink of collapse and even the uber wealth admit it is true (as this Youtube interview demonstrates). Find out the truth about the nature of money and find out why debt and the easy way money can be accumulated is behind the growing crises of today. Find out what you need to know, and what we all need to do, to stave off global catastrophe. Discover the truth, save the world. Read the Rocket Scientists’ Guide to Money and the Economy: Accumulation and Debt.