There is an awesome book I’m reading, that a lot of you have probably read, by Robert T. Kiyosaki called Conspiracy of the Rich and I’m really getting a lot out of it, but there a is specific part in the book that I am absolutely excited to share with you guys! It makes more since then anything I have read and I hope it’ll open up your eyes as well.
If you have read this book, you’ll most likely understand the point I’m getting at and the concept of why I’m sharing this part of the book with you. But if you haven’t read it, drop whatever you’re doing right now and buy it! Go to the store, online, whatever it takes to get this book!
Now, let me summarize the book for you and hopefully it will drive you even more to go and buy it! It’s pretty much updating the world on how the rules of money have changed, tremendously, right before our eyes! It shows you how the money in our country has come to fail and how we pretty much live on debt. Good and bad debt. I know your saying “How can we live on debt?” or “What is good debt?”. This is absolutely why you need this book. Robert Kiyosaki also points out in this book how the rich control a lot more in our country than we think. I really don’t want to spoil it for you but I honestly think this book would be a great asset to educating yourself on the changes going on in the business world.
Anyways, getting back to the point of me posting this today, what I’m about to share with you is what the author calls The Evolution of Money.
- The Hunter Gatherer Age –
This would be the times when no one needed money only a spear, fire, a cave, berries, and nuts. Land wasn’t that important because humans moved from place to place following food. They lived in tribes and everyone lived the same way, even the highest in the tribe. The chief. There was only 1 class of people at this time
- The Agrarian Age- Humans learned how to grow food and domesticate animals. Land was very important and barter was the medium of exchange. Money was not important because you could survive without it. Kings and queens ruled, and the peasants paid crops to who ever owned the land. There were 2 classes of people. Royals and peasants.
- The Industrial Age- The time frame would fall in the 1500′s. Note that when Columbus sail to the new world, he was not looking for the new world, but for goods to bring to back to the queen. People no longer lived on farms, but in cities. Peasants didn’t pay the king, but the new capitalist paid the employees and instead of land capitalist owned corporations. Note: corporations are to protect the rich, their investments, and their money. Before sailing to a new world, in the 1500′s, a corporation was formed so that if the ship went missing or sailors died, the rich/the royals, were not responsible.
- The Information Age- At this day an age money is now very important. Knowledge about money is essential. Money is a key asset of life.
And if you go through these gradual steps of change that money has gone through, you can easily see the differences in the governing of money, and how money has turn from necessities to paper. I love how Robert Kiyosaki says this in the book,
Modern money is an idea backed by the faith and trust of a government.
I find it amazing that there was a time that if you would have pulled out paper money to pay for something, a person would have looked at you crazy and waited for you to pull out fruits, vegetables or some kind of necessity of life. But paper money has replaced that.
This is something for you to think about throughout the day. How essential will money really be when the faith in this government is no longer there? How will we get our essentials then?
If you want the answer that check out my Gold? page.