- BertrandRussell : "The method of postulating what we want has many advantages; they are the same as the advantages of theft over honest toil"
To which I might reply that conjecture based PopperianEpistemology has all the advantages of taking out a mortgage over living on the street. But these days, I might prefer the idea of CriticalRationalism as a kind of MutualCredit with the future. You borrow provisional beliefs against a day when you might have to pay them back.
Hmm. And maybe borrowing ordinary money, which is created by BankDebt(?), is a little like Foundationalism in that only certain groups are allowed to risk creating money or only certain ideas are allowed to be fundamental, unrevisable, grounding your knowledge.
"Cashing out" your terms like your checks?
See other EconomicMetaphors
Don't take it too far or you might end-up writing pages like DeadKnowledge.