“A society is decaying as long as it focuses on money, which is the effect, and disrespects the cause, the producer. Money is the symbol and fruit of labour, and it should be appreciated as such. It represents the productive potential, but it is not the potential: in short, money is ‘dead’ in a sense that it is the earned potential converted into purchasing power. It is only the means and not the end. Therefore a virtue can create more money but no virtue can only store and loose it. Thus nothing is left when the money is gone if the potential (virtue) is gone.”
What is money?January 19, 2007
Petri Kajander is a purpose-driven founder with creativity and clarity in mind. Petri has hosted Talks with Petri and Purpose ‘n Clarity -podcasts. He has lectured in universities, mentored entrepreneurs and business leaders, founded startups and the first free-market think tank in Finland, translated economics classics into Finnish and wrote about meditation and self-enquiry.