A note from the curator
My family became fairly religious around the time some financial troubles materialized. I was in middle school, and our Sundays began to follow a common pattern - spend most of the morning at mass at our nearby Greek Orthodox church - clad in images of suffering saints adorned with gold and silver - then, on the way home, visit the state lottery next door.
One activity a spiritual insurance of sorts; the other, a prayer for an easier way out.
Yuval Harari suggested that money is the most successful story ever told. "Not everybody believes in God, not everybody believes in human rights, not everybody believes in nationalism, but everybody believes in money."
What money narratives hide behind our actions and motivations, and how can we better challenge them?