Christopher Columbus was a hero to some and a villain to others. He was a brave explorer, but he also enslaved, murdered and stole from native people across the Americas. He first met the Arawak natives in the Bahamas in 1492. They generously traded everything they owned. Columbus saw this as a weakness. He wrote in his journal, “They brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things. They do not bear arms, and do not know them. They would make fine servants.”
What is money? Some people think of money as cash or credit cards. Other people describe it more abstractly as freedom. One famous English expression says, “Money is the root of all evil.” We all want it and we need it to survive, but what is it really?