i read a definition of intellect some years ago that appeals to me to this day.
a measure of intellect is the ability to be able to hold two or more different views in mind for discussion, without judgement.
this mechanism allows me to read women`s magazines and liberal politics and so on without judgement long enough to gain some understanding of thier points of view.
recently i read alvin toffler`s eco-spasm, in an attempt to understand liberal views of the neccesity of tax increases as a hedge against inflation, and while i still disagree with the entirety of big government and the bureaucracy that emerges....i reluctantly see the point of controlling money in a closed system.
my view is that money in the form we understand it is the bars on a cage that holds us all in feudal conscription........but that`s just me.
oh, and another thing that struck me the other day......is google the government?