To coin a phrase: Clive Ashwin talks money

‘The growing hostility to money, especially cash, is contributing to today’s social ills.’

'Money lends a welcome kind of social equality to the poor.' | Photo: John McArthur on Unsplash

A popular song of 1946, when I was a child, went as follows: ‘Money is the root of all evil / Won’t contaminate myself with it / Take it away, take it away, take it away!’ Anxiety about the malign influence of money permeates Christian thought, expressed in Paul’s warning to Timothy: ‘For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.’

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