For more than 40 years, Jim McDermott has worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of Washington State. As a state legislator, he helped pass laws that offered healthcare to unemployed and low-income Washingtonians, the first such program in the nation. In the United States Congress, he continued to be a much-needed voice for his most vulnerable constituents. Across America, you'll find families that are better off because Jim McDermott was fighting for them.
– President Obama in 2016 on Congressman Jim McDermott’s impending retirement.
With the widening gap between the mega wealthy and everyone else, it is logical to conclude that much of the soft news that is reported in the media is placed there by people who can afford to pay the high price of P.R. There is no hard data to support this contention, but it is plausible that it is the wealthy among us—corporations, organizations, families, and individuals—who are paying for the services of an estimated 800,000 professional P.R. practitioners. If it is the rich who are paying for the legions of P.R. consultants and P.R. firms, then it can be unequivocally stated that the media has become increasingly the playground of the rich.
Before we get to cryptocurrency, also known as digital money, let’s look at the evolution of currency and perceived value which may or may not have been clear or apparent as it has occurred right before your eyes.
The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness – Bari Tessler
Parallax Press – 296 pp - $22.95
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