The practice of charging interest on debts is called “usury”.
The Ancient Greeks executed usurers. Every religious text says usury is an evil practice. Why? Because using money to make money produces nothing. It is social paracitism.
The entire financial system, Banking in particular, is based on usury.
Banks don’t have any money based on assets. They create money based on debts and interest on debts. Where do you think the word insurance comes from: usurance.
This makes banking a legalized ponzi scheme where all the money and the security ultimately goes to the financeers.
This creates an exponential economic model where the collapse of the system is continually on the horizon.
The stock market is a massive usury market and creates an unsustainable growth model that is consuming everything.
The Ancients were right. Usury is the path to hell for all of humanity.
Returning to an economy limited to trading commodities and eliminating usury would free humanity and save the environment.
In a healthy system money circulates because commodities perish. In an unhealthy system money circulates to perpetuate the ponzi scheme.
All those trillions of dollars are the figment of a banker’s imagination.