Markets unquestionably work at a small community level. They self-regulate and are efficient.
But just the same, they unquestionably fail at any scale larger than that. The physical and emotional distance between humans creates an atmosphere wherein the benefit of society at large is rarely, if ever, taken into account. Currency only furthers that distance by obscuring the social good that is provided when humans share their successes (i.e.: trade) with each other.
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