“Flatland,” by Edwin A. Abbott This book taught me about perspective, and the idea that there is so much more to this universe than we could imagine. If we can just step outside of our pre-conceived notions about now things are, who knows what we might become?
“Mister God, This Is Anna,” by ‘Fynn’ The truth about science and religion, from the mouth of a 4-year-old. I truly love this book, as it reminds me that science and religion are both just different ways of saying the same thing.
What backed the money was not gold or something of intrinsic value, but rather the collective belief that money had value because it had to have such value. Thus it was that the monetary system of the United States and every other country in the world was entirely an exercise in psychology, A thing of the mind, and as a result, so was every other aspect of the American economy. If money was simply a matter of communal faith, then so was every thing else.