Nutmeg: because your money is a sentient liquid that wants to be as precarious as you

And the Nutmeg social media team agree with me, which is evidenced in their ReTweet:

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  1. That which is for me through the medium of money – that for which I can pay (i.e., which money can buy) – that am I myself, the possessor of the money. The extent of the power of money is the extent of my power. Money’s properties are my – the possessor’s – properties and essential powers. Thus, what I am and am capable of is by no means determined by my individuality. I am ugly, but I can buy for myself the most beautiful of women. Therefore I am not ugly, for the effect of ugliness – its deterrent power – is nullified by money. I, according to my individual characteristics, am lame, but money furnishes me with twenty-four feet. Therefore I am not lame. I am bad, dishonest, unscrupulous, stupid; but money is honoured, and hence its possessor. Money is the supreme good, therefore its possessor is good. Money, besides, saves me the trouble of being dishonest: I am therefore presumed honest. I am brainless, but money is the real brain of all things and how then should its possessor be brainless? Besides, he can buy clever people for himself, and is he who has [In the manuscript: ‘is’. – Ed.] power over the clever not more clever than the clever? Do not I, who thanks to money am capable of all that the human heart longs for, possess all human capacities? Does not my money, therefore, transform all my incapacities into their contrary?
    Karl Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 The Power of Money

    Money knows, you don’t have to. The operations of the markets, so obscure and so beyond human control- staggering and tumbling from crisis to crisis (or is it one continuous crisis?)- don’t worry. You have money and so, ipso facto, you have knowledge. This is the mysticism of money, the depth psychology of the guiding hand. That money can desire for you, why not? Perhaps that is an alternative definition of money – a zombie of dead desires.

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