Intended for healthcare professionals

Observations Life and Death

No power for the people

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 14 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3735

What is money?

As the universal medium of exchange, money has both objective and subjective meanings. Objectively, money represents fair value; subjectively, money represents interpersonal trust. So money is more than just numbers, symbols, charts, graphs, and equations; it can also be compassion, communication, friendship, happiness, and hope. If we invest in each other, we will maximize our return.

Competing interests:
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07 October 2009
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA