Hitler vs Usury
Usury is a mechanism for transferring real-world physical wealth from one person who does the work to another person who prints the money which represents the work. It means that instead of saving more of the money you physically earn, someone else takes it. You don’t have as much money at the end of the month. You don’t have as much money at the end of the year. At the end of your life, you don’t have much to leave your children to build family wealth.
So usury only serves to automatically enrich the already rich, generation after generation, while your family’s bank account keeps getting reset to nearly zero after every generation, after every year, after every month.
It also retards the development of technology for everyone. Instead of new work going to the creation of new technology, new work is usually just repeated in the mold of the previous generation. There is less extra time for innovation, it was all maxed out on merely incumbent technology to pay short term usury interest.
How much money and physical value has been stolen through usury? How many man-hours, man-centuries, man-millennia have been utterly wasted on paying the interest on Monopoly money?
Usury is the use of an accounting ledger to dress up chattel slavery.