Finally, we must introduce rules to ensure financial markets work for people. Regulating flows of money will help move us away from an economy based on speculation and \”making money from money\”. It will help control the lenders and will remove the control that financial markets have over every aspect of our lives. Returning money to its original purpose: a means of exchanging goods.
The original purpose of money was not, if David Graeber is to be believed, to facilitate the exchange of goods. It was, rather, to record the debts among those who had exchanged.