Does money actually cause happiness? Now, I know the cliche on both sides of the spectrum: "Of course it does! I can buy whatever I want!" and "Money can't buy happiness". And there is merit to both arguments. You can be the richest S.O.B on the planet and still be too socially inept to hold down a friend. It alienates, corrupts and distorts. On the other hand, without enough of it, you're on the street, dying of exposure and starvation, or just barely scraping buy, living in slums on the dangerous side of town. So, my question is, does money itself cause happiness? What kind of person does it take to be completely broke, yet completely satisfied? And...is it possible to maintain a civilized society without it--where we get things with trade (services and products)? Could that lead, again to indenture? Slavery?