True and this is why it must be removed from campaigns and public funds used to mount campaigns and give each candidate the same amount to finance their run. Corporations and money cartels buy politicians who do their bidding and this is destroying the middle class via taxation and low wages in lieu of fairness.
Neither true or false.
Money is not power, but it is a potential power-tool. My parents were both obsessed with it and the status it gave them. I went the opposite way once i was old enough to think for myself.
I view money to be much like the power of intellect, voice, words, or even a gun. They can all be used to overpower others, but can also be used to help others.
I've always been paid very well for what i did, so it has never been really important except as a freedom tool. Money was always just there when i needed it. Now that i have very little, i am still as free as i want to be, and maintain my freedom in many other ways and with other tools.
Which is exactly why i believe what i do about money.
As I see it, money is an accounting system that keeps track of the interchanges between you and society. Assuming you’re not a robber the money you have equals your contributions less the goods and services you used. So yes, interacting with society by trading gives individuals MUCH more power than trying to go it alone.
But that power is limited to the offerings of society. For real personal power, joy, and freedom, in addition to money you need deep conscious awareness, appreciation, and gratitude for the staggering implications of the gift of life.