• The calculative exactness of practical life which the money economy has brought about corresponds to the ideal of natural science: to transform the world by mathematical formulas. Only money economy has filled the days of so many people with weighing, calculating, with numerical determinations, with a reduction of qualitative values to quantitative ones.

    Georg Simmel, Kurt H. Wolff (1950). “The Sociology of Georg Simmel”, p.412, Simon and Schuster
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