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I heard this on the radio news this morning so you probably already know about it:

"Is there a way to employ the experimental money criminally, or fraudulently, which means counter to the expressed purpose, or counterfeiting it?"

Yes, but when I read it I did not understand it. I read it twice and did not understand the question. I have now read it a third time thinking I would ask you what the question means, but I think I understand it.

You are asking, if an experimental money is created, can it be used for the benefit of some perhaps thru legal criminal means, while that same legal criminal means or use directly/indirectly causes other people to suffer at the expense of those legal criminals profiting? i.e. can the experimental money be gamed?

Is that the question? If so, it is a valid question. It is a question of whether the money is equitable?

I am going to answer that question here: at 21.45

Where there is a will there is a way.

I am going to say money is a tool. Money does not do anything. People do things and even equitable people can be driving to do things to their own gain at someone else’s expense; especially if life depends upon it.

• Proverbs 6:30 KJV
Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry ;

A thief takes what to the detriment of who he may steal from. If the thief is hungry stealing is honorable? Maybe, but if the thief is found he is liable for his theivery even if he was hungry:

Proverbs 6:31 But if he be found , he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

Moral of the story? It is better to beg than to steal. It is better to ask than to steal. Jesus said if a man asks you for your coat, give him your cloak also. If you are asked by a Roman soldier to carry his pack lawfully for 1 mile, then carry it for 2 miles. Do more than what is asked of you. Equitable?

When I take the Amish, I buy them lunch? Why? Because they have not asked me for lunch. They have asked me for a ride, for which they would willingly pay. Because I can provide that ride for free I do not take payment. If I could not provide the ride for free, I would take payment so I could still help them. I can give them lunch because in my heart I want to do it. There are others who give the Amish a ride. They charge them taxi rates and more and take advantage of those in need.

Money is a tool. It will depend upon who is using it as to whether it will be used in a counterfeit way. I criminal could run Josiah Warren’s store and take advantage of the community. I have those words explained somewhere in the vast abyss. What makes a person want to do something wrong? Because they can? One time when I worked at Dairy Queen, I am ashamed to say, I figured out a way to overcharge the customer and pocket the extra money. I cannot remember what I did at this point, but it was untraceable. I only did it a couple of times? I didn’t need the money. I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone. I figured out a way to game the system and I tried it. I am ashamed that I did that. There is no one to repay. The store is out of business, I don't know if I was stealing from the store or the customer. I don't know who the customers were. I can only ask God to forgive wickedness that existed in my heart and that I allowed to come to the surface and prescribe my actions...and I am a nice person for the most part.