The risk of investments and easy money II
Having money means to a lot of people the opportunity to have access to everything they wish for, to dignify life through any type of tastes and the ease of having control of all things through shopping. When you operate with this monetary logic, like it was said previously, then life becomes instantaneous.
That’s why the idea of obtaining easy money is born, to allow such lifestyle. Nowadays this has made that societies suffer a painful break of values. That’s how is born, the culture of easy money where the essential is to have it, no matter what you must do to get it.
In countries like Mexico and Colombia, this concept of easy life has been reflected in armed groups and mafias. There’s no law nor moral. If the capitalist system demand us to have money to live an easy life, then there’s no punishment in drug dealing or working on a criminal organization.
Beyond the culture of easy money
When there’s no access to factors such as drug trafficking or common delinquency, then there’s the alternative of having a business where money laundering is done. When this doesn’t happen, then comes the idea of having a business where clients’ own rights are abused.
It enters the dynamic of “everything is valid”, no matter the moral impact this can represent in our society, which generates a vicious cycle where everyone is pushed to maintain that attitude and fight for acquiring easy money.
But beyond the previous example, led by characters as it was at the time Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, better known as El Chapo Guzmán, the culture of easy money has been printing in new tendencies of actual business that promise heaven and earth in less time possible.
Business of investment that promise easy money
The popularization of investment business that promise to make you rich in the less time possible, will continue accompanying societies while these maintain the illusion of money being easy to obtain and that the mere fact of obtaining it guarantees us happiness in every way.
And the proposals to become a millionaire are increasingly bold and almost countless. The most consistent example is the pyramid of money. This is a type of business where people tend to fall in the promising temptation of having their money multiplied by just leaving it in a fund of “investment”.
Said “investment” fund will just need to give you a fixed rate of money and in exchange you will receive large commissions. Most of this type of business operates under the logic of money laundering, or simply by capturing a type of money that will not return to its “clients”.
The example of the pyramids, that even has had activity in Mexico as in the rest of the world, is without a doubt the metaphor of a society anxious to live an easy life that confuses the concept of investment.