Money has only been around for 2,500 years, give or take, its appearance posed problems for understanding solidarity. While it implied an end to traditional society it also posed a problem of what kind of society would result.
We can identify three responses 1) philosophy 2) political economy 3) modern economy. Each represents a manner of controlling/employing money and so also a response to the commodity. Each rests on assumptions about the nature and potential of people. This culminates in a society conceived as one of consumption in which money seems to enable choice but that is a world that ends up with the global banking crisis and the undermining of money by money making. It seems that money may be indicating an end to its brief history posing an entirely new problem for social change.
Arrive 6.45pm for 7.30pm start.