If celery were salary perhaps we’d all live healthily but money’s bought and money’s sold no longer backed by the price of gold the salt of the earth if you work hard enough not worth your salt if the getting gets tough in times of Rome it was salt you see whose ownership would set you free but what’s that got to do with the price of fish? now pass the salt for my mackerel dish
The word ‘salary’ comes from the Latin ‘salarium’, which means ‘salt money’. Salt was a form of currency as early as 6000 BC and was used by the Ancient Greek’s and Roman’s to buy slaves and pay soldiers. It is still used for money amongst the nomads of Ethiopia’s Danakil Plains. In the digital currency revolution, people question how digital assets can be worth anything, yet fiat money is backed by nothing but our trust and faith in governments. If salt can be of value because it’s culturally accepted as such, why not crypto currency? Food for thought.