Posted: Apr 05, 2010 6:32 am
by alienpresence
Usury: there is a rich and inflationary tradition of charging money at interest around the globe. Things like bonded labor where a poor human being in a poor country takes a small loan and is charged massive interest on it so she/he must work all hours to pay a impossible interest charge; perhaps for life. Is this usury or just plain evil in the good old fashioned sense of the word, from the old days when humanity meant something? Let's have a atheist debate concerning usury and mix maths, money and social conditions in a potent cauldron of opinion?

I don't think exponentials are a good thing in a money supply, and I don't think cohersion is the best way to make people achieve. My own opinion is that even low levels of interest, as permitted by Christians, eventually blows up into the kind of system wide fiscal debacle we've seen recently. Rational atheists should be against usury on both systematic and moral grounds. Now prove me wrong?