Joe Kopsick has outdone Hakim Bey in this one. Here are some especially poignant highlights:
But therein lies the logic of economics: that there be no logic.
When words and numbers have been revealed as nothing – as ever-changing, mutable social constructs that blend into, up in, and out of one another – then their value is not only diluted, but also deluded. So too are their values confused, through the fact that words are numbers, which those of us familiar with gematria and numerology will comprehend.
And without alchemy and numerology, it is impossible for humans to overcome the conflicts between divisibility, duplicability, and rarity, which arise in attempting to ascertain which type of currency is likely to achieve the optimal balance of the characteristics which we desire a currency to have. And the duplicability paradox cannot be overcome while the currency continues to be backed by blood. Essentially, cloned money is counterfeit money. You are You; nothing can ¢hange that. You hear that? None of that Thomas Didymus, Jesus-had-a-twin crap.
This is to say that to adopt a subjective system of assigning value to goods and services, is to adopt the orphan Christ, and thus, it is to play the role of Joseph and God at once. For, though the Branches of His “family” (his adoptive father's lineage) be cursed, the Root of His claim to the Thrown remains embedded firmly in the zenith of the cupola of the Orb of the Firmament, held up by the Vault of the Heavens. So His claim is anchored in the Sky.
And so, sayeth the Christ-carrying Black Sheep, “Oh, thank you, little roots! Please stay strong.” It is like a Root growing out of dry ground, after seeds have been scattered by the wayside. The body (of Works) mattereth not; for the Will-Into-Existence of the Spirit makes the Flesh less weak. That's the difference between a spirit and a ghost; the ghost stays dead. Or so we have been led to B-leave.
Just as Proudhon said private property cannot survive without the assistance of the state; neither can an economy which is based on private property survive without the state. Similarly, in the absence of government force, God, myth, and superstition would be the only things powerful enough to hold an economy together. Simple changes in beliefs and values can go a long, long way towards changing our lives and changing the change in our pockets.
This is why the article “The Business Secrets of the Pharaohs: How the Kings of Ancient Egypt Can Help You Manage Your Team, Your Time, and Your 'Pyramids' More Effectively” by banker Mark Corrigan has been so instrumental in aiding the author's understanding of the pyramid scheme (which novices naïvely call “the economy”). Namely, that the era in which the Pharaohs lived “was so completely different from our own that almost all cultural, political and, particularly, business parallels we draw between the two eras [the Pharaonic era vs. modern times] are bound, by their very nature, to be wrong.”
This is to say that a subjective theory of economic value precludes the possibility of the evaluation schema of two or more people – or societies, for that matter – to be compared to one another in any real or objective way. Forget the vast differences between societies across time; we haven't even figured the sunspot cycle into our agricultural planning yet! This is chaos; The End is built into The Beginning. God is the only Constant; without God no Number has Value. God is coagulum; a Euclidean glue that holds all Value together.
But, not yet knowing whether the Messiah Will Be singular or collective, individuals cannot be rightfully excluded from the deity market, because, simply, any one of them might be God. And if God's body is for sale, You Better You Bet He should be allowed to make a bid. As long as He doesn't try to collude to set prices on Himself, God remains free to buy Himself back from the flames at any Time.
What do you think God's first bid on His own Corpse (corpus; body of work; the Holy Word; the Bible) would be?
How do you make a work of art (that is, Creation) more valuable, when no copies of it exist? You kill the artist, which, in this case, is God.
Ludwig von Mises was, of course, wrong to assert that economics should not be left to “esoteric circles”. As I have previously explained, esoteric circles run our universe. And which circles are more esoteric than the orbits of the gods?
The Great Cosmic Arcade Game cannot continue to function so long as our coins, our planets, our gods, and ourselves do not have the same shape. Until then, they cannot be described as fully interchangeable with one another. And as has been elaborated, interchangeability is next to godliness; it's as close to God as you can get.
The ultimate tragedy of the economy is that the economy cannot be isolated as a unitary phenomenon at the expense of everything else which informs it and which it informs. The subsequent temptation, once this realization is made, is to treat history itself as a unitary phenomenon (as Marx and Hegel did). One does this at the risk of letting an unseen exegetical mechanism determine just what is unifying the phenomena of history. It usually ends up being something precisely like the economy, or spurious political motives, at which point you are back at the beginning; balls deep in an ideological interpretation of history.