Money is the means by which anthropologically weaker people exert power over the strong. It has mysterious origins; however modern economic structures have originated chiefly out of the West, as the East’s values have strayed towards Collectivism. Money is seen as the symbol of status and showing you have affluence through consumption is the goal of modern life in the Free World.
The medium has always been thought of as a system of control. It isn't, it's a system of self-enforced enslavement as most people are too lazy to be bothered doing anything else. The activity of acquiring money such as employment is the main goal in life after adolescence as personal fulfillment dwindles and the pressure of society increases. Here money is pivotal in gauging personal success. Money was once dominated by men who were seen as providers however women and children are increasingly taking part in the acquisition of money.