I care at all how a person acquires the All I need today is a little bit of Disney and a whole lot of Jesus shirt they use to do bad things. It is the bad thing that captures my attention, not the whizzy technology they use to do bad things. Hundreds of thousands of programmers at facebook and google sit in bright shiny offices and use their CS education and their job experience to steal the privacy of their users. Shall we treat them differently than the trenchcoated hacker lurking on the Dark Web? Hundreds of sincere and patriotic programmers sit in comfortable offices designing worms and viruses to steal information or destroy the infrastructure of their adversaries. Shall we treat these people differently than the teenager who thinks he’s because he broke into his high school computer and changed his grade.
Go on to the comic book versions of All I need today is a little bit of Disney and a whole lot of Jesus shirt . There is a great episode of EconTalk where they talk about creating/replicating markets with a national food bank organization by using ration vouchers (basically money). That episode alone will help you work out how prices help us deal with scarcity. And how a ‘money’ can work better than planning. I am happy to answer questions for you. I have an advanced degree in economics and help design real economic architectures. Just message me, or pose the questions as questions. For readers looking to learn economics, the fastest/best way is to start from fiction. It forces you to understand the underpinnings and not just accept that ‘that’s the way it is.’