Money like a drug to the brain

So let me get this straight; if to some people money is not just a means to an end but an actual drug than it follows that those who make their livelihood making more money than the can ever spend addicts.

Well, that explains a lot. Like for example the behaviour of rich people. The keep their dosh to themselves and that includes those who purport to do some charity with said dosh. It’s a bit like a junky who gives a little bit of his heroine to someone who wants to try it in order to make himself feel good while making damn sure he doesn’t run our of his precious drug.

And now after a 25 year earning spree with dizzying amounts of endorphine releasing money in their bank accounts, their habits grown out of all proportions and their lying about how addicted they really are becoming obvious to all who have seen them growing high on their drug of choice just a bit too often and too obvious are running scared because their ponzy schemes are falling apart.

The Wall street bankers junkies are approaching rock bottom.

Their lies are old and predictable and in their angst to finally have to face the piper they are pulling all of us who actually see money as a means to and end, as a way to be able to acquire articles we might need and in order to compensate our fellow human beings for effort they make on our behalf, with them.

And the new Zealand population in their MSM induced comatose ignorance elected a Wall street junky whose main adrenaline rush was to earn mega bucks gambling with huge amounts of money and with a $ 50 million habit to guard the hen house dealers stash.

And what does he propose to do in order to get us through the coming economic meltdown brought on by his Wall street junky palls? Borrow $ 40 billion more of that wonderful endorphin releasing drug to gamble our futures away with while giving his other junky mates wads of cash in tax cuts. It’s a junky’s paradise . Brilliant, New Zealand well done.

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Money works like a drug on the human brain – and even just the thought of earning a higher salary gives us a physical buzz, a study has found.

Scientists have discovered that thinking about cash stimulates the reward centres involved in pleasure and the higher the salary – even if it is just imagined – the greater the pleasure generated in the brain.

This may be no great surprise, but the most intriguing aspect of the research is that the findings hold true even if what we want to buy costs more, for example in times of high inflation, and our actual spending power drops.

The results of the study suggest that the human brain is innately susceptible to the illusion of wealth that money can bring. This is known in economics as “money illusion” – when people get fixated on the nominal value of money rather than on its actual purchasing power.

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