“Our queen, Juno Moneta, is old and infertile…”
Monetary tools are extremely poor in preserving Informations, they are only capable of expressing a highly abstracted value for labour and representing the complexity of the production with an extremely low resolution. Love, kinships, reflection, affection, sympathy, selflessness, philanthropy, kindness, trust, care, patience, diversity… are amongst the discarded qualities. Consequently the economy, dumbed down to the monetary tokens, has an extremely low fidelity. Yet this economy insists on appropriating everything into its coastlines. however this machine is blind to the fractal nature of the smalls. It brushes away the inconceivable amount of information; just because the smalls don’t have an integer, they get coined as incalculable and dismissed as details.
Furthermore comprehending Labour though the logic of single currency commodify work far away from its network of origin. Already decomposed, now stripped away from its neighbours, Labour is abstracted so high that it can hardly sees the ground. The economical network with this level of abstraction isn’t any more a blur image of “we” it is an illusion.
Love, kinships, reflection, affection, sympathy, selflessness, philanthropy, kindness, trust, care, patience, diversity… are too small, too complex and too much, or simply too heavy for the bandwidth of our union.
Repaying an act of kindness with money instead of kindness, can bring peace for the individual. But the collective will end up with a different image of peace, one that pictures a balance measuring selflessness in one pan against money in the other pan, instead of a balance with kindness in its both pans. The network experience less kindness but more money. While the arbiter, the invisible hand, that manages only for self-interest promises a collective growth and equilibrium, the commodified trust become available in the market then slowly leads to a society that hoarding money has more value than treasuring care. And then again this is not a news and today we are living in such a Societies. Where is the path that keep one’s livelihood and collective thriving?
Pax: pay (v.) c. 1200, paien, “to appease, pacify, satisfy, be to the liking of,” from Old French paier “to pay, pay up” (12c., Modern French payer), from Latin pacare “to please, pacify, satisfy” (in Medieval Latin especially “satisfy a creditor”), literally “make peaceful,” from pax (genitive pacis) “peace”