Amusingly enough, the basis of the material world (money makes the world go round?) is still gold, the means of payment of analphabetic pirates and crafty chieftains. And although, for centuries now, more and more gold has been produced and brought into circulation, there is hardly less poverty than before. Even when an Austrian daily newspaper advertises for itself with the slogan "Intelligence can be bought" (!), it becomes more and more evident just how passť the economic appraisal system is.