This article on zerohedge addresses the new overture by Facebook to create a new money (Libre). Knowing what you have learned here about money, it is a fun exercise to take articles like this and blow them full of holes.
Money is an “in-process promise to complete a trade over time and space.” It is always, and only, created by traders (like you and me buying things with time payments). It is always properly destroyed by traders delivering as promised. If the trader defaults or if counterfeit money is found, it is immediately mitigated by interest collections of like amount. The operative relation is INFLATION = DEFAULT – INTEREST = zero.
A proper Medium of Exchange (MOE) process monitors the creation of the money and the delivery on the promise. It guarantees a perpetual perfect balance between supply and demand for money while also guaranteeing perpetual free supply of money.
The money creation process and delivery is never anonymous or done in secret. However, in the interim between creation and delivery, the money circulates in private and anonymous simple barter exchange. In today’s technology (block chains) this can be done with great efficiency and robustness. It can employ the greatest deterrent to cheating … that being transparency.
Now all governments are instituted by money changers. They are designed to protect the money changers “banking” operations. These operations just co-opt the trading process, claiming tribute (INTEREST); manipulating supply and demand to keep traders off balance (the so-called business cycle); and funding governments (traders who never deliver as promised) through INFLATION.
If Google (or better yet Amazon) institutes a proper MOE process, they blow this long running conspiracy out of the water. They return the money process to the traders who created it in the first place.
That ain’t gonna happen. Too bad. If it did happen this planet would be a far more pleasant and safe place to waste about 80 years of your time … the only time you will ever get by the way.
So it goes.