- 23 Feb 2015 12:33
I am thinking the Order could function as a sanctuary for debt slaves. See a lot of people these days are being nibbled into poverty by their debts. The best way out and the best attack on usury is to default, go bankrupt, but this is painful because you are then barred from using the banking medium for transactions (not everything can be purchased with cash) and assets can be taken from you. Now what if the debt slave "sells" all his property to the Order, becomes an "employee" or "tenant" of the Order and with access to Order's banking medium for transactions and then defaults or goes bankrupt. No pain at all, he loses nothing. Some savvy characters use this kind of creative accounting to get out of taxes, so why not use creative accounting to end debt slavery?
The solution to 1984 is 1973!