I've been trying to reconcile different perspectives on money, and valuation of hitherto un-monetarily valuated work.
Perhaps babblers can offer some useful feedback.
Authors like Marilyn Waring have been interpreted to advocate valuating housework and environmental services monetarily. In the end, however, Waring 'caught a glimpse' of an economic system that was fundamentally based in numbers which had real-life meaning- such as numbers of wild fish species and proportions of children eating adequately.
I'm not sure if at this point we want to impute monetary values to housework and the environment, because the monetary system is so overwhelmingly manipulated. While bankers have the ability to create money and debt exponentially, all that is priced falls under their direct control, for destruction.
It could be argued that bankers already have control over homes and the environment, so putting prices on housework and environmental services would at least give those elements some recognition.
However, even from simply a tactical point of view, it makes sense to withhold pricing some elements as resistance, as advocacy; to say, for example, ' we will not allow pricing of these environmental services until bankers' power to create money is eliminated.'
Still, society has decided some elements of nature should never be priced; human beings for example.
Are not wild ecosystems, water, air and other elements as precious as human beings?
Even if banks were prohibited from creating money out of thin air for their own profit, even if interest/usury was banned, even if biblical jubillee occurred and full national and personal debt was eradicated, even if money was simply a means of exchange, it would still be a tool of power for those who devised ways of accumulating it.
Perhaps at this time we need to clarify local and national and international systems of IOUs that have nothing to do with money. Accounts can be based instead on direct numbers which reflect levels of groundwater, good food supplies, etc. The goal of the system is not marketing and trade, nor accumulation of means of exchange.
The goal is to evaluate.