This type of power is being used every day in our lives, when we use money to buys things, when we give money to people in exchange for goods or services. An example of this is when someone hires a maid, she is being paid money to clean a house, and the employer has power over her, they can tell her what to clean and how to clean it.
The real power that money gives us is the power to choose. We can choose what kind of food we eat and what type of clothes we wear because we have the money to buy different things. Poor people don’t have this power to choose, as they can only buy cheap food and clothes, or may not be able to buy any at all. Then, on the other side of the scale are people who have enormous amounts of money. Celebrities and millionaires have a lot of this power, and because of their vast amount of money, they can buy almost anything they like, so this gives them a lot of power over their life because they have so many choices.
People all over the world are exerting this power that comes with money. Every time we buy something we are exerting this power. Money can also be used to gain other types of power. It can be used to buy weapons and to influence people’s opinions. So money goes hand in hand with many types of power and can be expressed in different ways.
The effects that this power has on people are things like corruption, envy, and greed. People set out to use their power for good but end up being overpowered by their greed so they use their power for personal gain. Other people envy people with money and this makes them do evil things, like steal. People also hurt while others try to get money and economic power. So most of the effects that this power has are bad ones.
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The winners in this situation are the affluent people who have money and continue to make money, giving them choices and control over their lives. The losers are poor people, who can’t make money, and have little or no power over their lives and don’t have the opportunities that come with having money.
This power can be used for both good and evil, although it is more commonly known for its ability to corrupt. Examples of it being used for evil are when people use bribes to gain an unfair advantage, or to get away with something illegal. They use their money to change people’s views. Instances of it being used for good are charities, which collect money to use for a good cause, like research, or helping poor people. Also, even though the money a person has may not be used for evil ways, people tend to do evil things to gain this power. People exploit other people to gain money. They trick people, they steal or they take advantage of other people to get more money.
Most people accept this power as normal because we use money every day and don’t really realize how we are exerting power as we buy things. So there isn’t much of a response to this type of power. When just one person has a large amount of money and power though, like a celebrity, people tend to be critical of their choices and say that they’re using their money for selfish reasons.