Earlier today, I said I don't believe in money. Mostly, I did it just to watch my financially educated friends get that little throbby vein on the sides of their necks. "Not believing in money" was hyperbole, but I also had a point (or rather a theory of how our view of money is messed up).
To put it briefly, in the context of the recent economic events: If you lost money and no one else actually gained it, you never had that money in the first place.
I will explain further in a later post.