Economic arguments

The non-monetized economy involves more value than the monetized economy – substantially more value. Many arguments are made in terms of ‘economic’ – i.e., monetized economic – benefit or detriment. It follows that this sort of argument will be incomplete, and often will be significantly incomplete – i.e., most of the loss or gain following from such-and-such policy may be in the non-monetized economy.

The problem with the non-monetized economy is that it is difficult to quantify. The monetized economy is relatively easy to quantify (measure the money being exchanged). If there were a way to estimate and then quantify in a comparable way the non-monetized economic impact, that would make responding to monetized economic arguments easier, it seems.

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