Finally, a post that deserves its 'score 4, Insightful' header.
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Surely you're not suggestion that women have to be MORE responsible than their male counterparts to earn that even gender ratio?
I may very well be missing the point you're trying to make here, but there seems to be a disconnect between the example you use, and what the post is about.
Money today, seems to me like an abstraction layer between people and the economy at large.
There are no abstraction layers in nature. Form *IS* function, if you want to be pithy about it.
This is the reason there are >88'000 macromolecular structures deposited in data banks; it's been shown over and over again to be very useful information. http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/statistics/contentGrowthChart.do?content=total&seqid=100