Money as exchange of energy

At our co-op meetup this week, Grainne Hamilton commented in passing that she sees people paying money for things like the consultancy we provide as an ‘exchange in energy’.

If I understood her correctly, Grainne’s point is that people who read a couple of books and all of sudden become an ‘expert’ on a topic aren’t worth as much as people with deep experience in the field.

I’m just laying this down as a marker (and as a URL I can reference in future) because I think it’s an interesting idea. I’ve previously thought of money as a ‘lubricant’, but I like this metaphor better, I think.