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For most people, money is something you get in order to do things. For the greedheads who run the economy, you do things in order to get money.
I’d say they’re like the dwarfs in Discworld for whom the point of having a pile of gold is having a pile of gold, but the dwarfs also make things.
These twisted souls don’t want to make anything beside money except more money.
And to them, the rest of us are just means to that end.