I have been thinking lately that the western world's woes re economy could be to do with the way we percieve the value of money. It stands to reason that a economy relying on capitalistic principals relies heavily on debt. If all the money that exists is in circulation is in somebody's possession doesn't it mean that for somebody or some company to get wealthier somebody or some company has to get poorer unless new money is put into the mix. For new money to be put into the mix there would need to be large projects either incidental (wars) or invented (government bonds for bridges, tunnels etc) for the banking industry to invest in. This or these hypothetical projects would need to gaura ntee employment to generate spending and most importantly borrowing so as to enable the banks or investors to get a return on their investment. This implies that the value of the new money did not really exist at the time of printing-it only becomes apparent in the necessity for borrows to be employed because of the need to pay their borrowings back. This means that people need to be in debt for others (banks) to grow wealth. However one looks at this, there is apparent something sinister going on as far as I can see.