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Money Is The Root Of All Evil Long Essay

There is the story of a preacher who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it’s still out there in your pockets.”

So most, if not everything is related to money, so why is money seen as the root of all evil, and worse, love is dragged into this biology of who’s the root and who’s the stem. But first, the phrase “money is the root of all evil” is one of the most misused one in history.

I agree to a large extent that the love of money is not the root of evil. Money is just a value to measure things. People in the olden days at first used items with the same value to buy something. This progressed into using seashells to buy items. The methods mentioned are also like money, but they were not called money. Even if the system of money was abolished, theft would still be possible; contract killing would still be possible. This is because of other stuff like gold and silver. They are also money. Money itself is divided in to fiat (which is the paper money) and commodity money. So whether you like it or not, a civilized society cannot function without money.

Money is a tool of exchange, which cannot exist unless there are goods and men to produce them. It is based on the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must do so via trade and give value for value. So isn’t the love for it what you call evil?

DISCLAIMER : Views expressed above are the author's own.

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Money is the instrument of exchange helping in buying and selling and helps also in fixing the value of things and commodities. It may be in metal and as it now in paper. With the market getting more and more complicated there are other negotiable instruments which are as good as the minted coins or the printed notes. Money in short gives the purchasing power but this power is not absolute as it varies depending on various factors.
Let us see why money is needed. Simply because it helps the possession to buy things. The days of barter are gone though so it is indirectly reported to at the international level. Money can buy men as it does things. Thus money plays an important role in fighting and winning elections. Money mars men and women’s morals. It has got the evil influence in corrupting people; sellout is the new term of bribery. There are people who could do anything for the sake of money.

These things are because of what is termed money power. It is true of individuals as well as states that where there is money they could dictate terms. For instance, the Middle-East countries have found new wealth because of their deposits and they have become very powerful. Since money is normally the fruit of labor, coming by money by fair means need not be stunned. The question is how one spends that money. So great thinker have suggested that one who has money enough and to spare must look upon himself as the trustee of that money and see to it that it spent in good ways. As money is only a tool there is nothing good or evil about it. Since the question of evil is a moral factor, man must be strengthened morally so that he may not use money in evil ways.

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