Here was the question simplified:
Originally Posted by dujac
1. Has there ever been a society where the government did not control the money supply?
2. If yes, then in that society, was everyone free to create a currency?
3. If yes, then, did everyone in that society create a currency?
The answer to #3 is clearly, no. Which was the intent of my question. Of course the answer to 1 and 2 were yes, or I wouldn't have asked #3. I just put all three questions in one sentence under the assumption that I was dealing with intelligent, thoughtful people. Short of crayons and construction paper, I don't know how I could illustrate the concept such that it would easier for you to understand. Given that I'm dealing with someone who, (self-) allegedly, has an advanced degree, I'm surprised that it was so difficult.
I don't think in circles like you do, therefore, I wouldn't use question #3 to disprove one and two. If you had read the post by Akphidelt to which I was responding, you might have had a better understanding of the nature of my question.
to assert that the answer is 'no' like you did, because everyone didn't do it, is ludicrous
So now you accuse me of misinterpreting my own question.
you were wrong despite your ridiculous interpretation of the question
no, it's obvious you're the one that is confused
"The principle that the end justifies the means is, in individualist ethics, regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule" -- F. A. Hayek.
"A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage" -- Joseph Addison's "Cato, A Tragedy" (1713)
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus