And then the lender illicitly expects any such recompense

55) If you make a mutuum loan to a friend in need, shouldn’t that friend try to keep you from losing any economic buying power in the process?

A lender of money can expect a recompense from a borrower in a second way as if the recompense is gratuitous and offered without obligation, not as if a debt

Suppose your best friend needs wheat and can’t afford to buy any. He doesn’t need paper: he needs wheat. You’ve got some excess wheat you OK installment loans could lend him, but you like the way paper futures (Question 46) look better, and you want a guarantee that you won’t lose any buying power (Question 54) when you are doing your best friend a favor.

So you lend him paper (even though he needs wheat, and is just going to exchange the paper for wheat) just so that, as a formality, the kind of thing he owes you back (Question 35) is paper. Or you tell him that you know he needs wheat and you have plenty to lend, but you like paper futures better so even though you’ll give him wheat you want him to repay the wheat you gave him by doing imaginary wheat-to-paper exchanges (they will be imaginary to avoid transaction fees and taxes) at the point of borrowing and repayment.

It seems to me that your friendship is as imaginary as the wheat-to-paper exchanges. That is no way to treat a friend in need. The former contract might not be technically usury, while the latter definitely is usury. But this fails to undermine the moral doctrine prohibiting usury, much as the fact that flirting heavily with your secretary is not technically adultery fails to undermine the moral doctrine prohibiting adultery.

And mutuum lending is only morally licit as an act of friendship or charity. It is not morally licit in pursuit of gain. Preservation of market buying power as something guaranteed by someone else is a kind of gain (Question 54).

Because of the excursion into the land of imaginary paper he ends up owing you back more wheat than you lent him on this mutuum loan – usury

If your best friend decides to pay you back more wheat than you loaned him out of gratitude, that is a gift from him to you. There isn’t anything wrong with that. It is even true that he owes you gratitude in a sense. But gratitude between friends is not convertible into a specific dollar amount which he can be said to owe you as a financial matter. No true friend is going to quibble, in dollar terms, as to whether his best friend has been grateful enough in the natural exchange of favors which occurs among friends.

It is possible for friends to do each other injustice in mutuum lending (Question 49); even to have a falling out and to no longer be friends. Suppose you lent your best friend the wheat, he now has enough to repay you the amount that he borrowed, but he refuses to do so. In that case he is not being a good friend; and he really does owe you back the amount of wheat that he borrowed, as a matter of justice. His refusal to pay it back now that he can is a kind of theft or fraud. You truly are entitled to return of the principal amount, and the falling out of your friendship does not remove that entitlement in justice.

A lender of money by reason of making a loan can in two ways expect a recompense from a borrower, whether in money or praise or service. A lender of money can expect a recompense from a borrower in one way as if the recompense is a debt by reason of a tacit or express obligation. And then the lender can licitly expect a recompense from the borrower, as one who does a service for another trusts that the other will in the spirit of friendship return the favor.

A lender can in two ways incur the loss of something already possessed. The lender incurs loss in one way because the borrower does not return the [amount of] money lent at the specified date, and then the borrower is obliged to pay compensation. The lender incurs loss in a second way when the borrower returns the [amount of] money lent within the specified time, and then the borrower is not obliged to pay compensation, since the lender ought to have taken precautions against loss to self, and the borrower ought not incur loss regarding the lender’s stupidity.

あなたにとってのいらないモノをゴミにすることなく、また誰かに使ってもらう。 エコランドの「エコ回収」は、「いらない」世界を変える、モノを大切する社会の実現をミッションとしています。
これまでも、日々さまざまな「いらないモノ」とたくさんのお客さまと向き合ってきました。昔は「モノを大切にしましょう」とよく耳にしたものですが、大切にするどころか、今の世の中はいらないモノで溢れかえっています。
いらなくなったらポイッと捨てるか、処分の仕方もわからないし面倒だし、何より重いからそのまま放置しておく…という方も少なくないでしょう。

でも、ちょっと待ってください。もしかしたら、それは誰かが「欲しい!」と思っているモノかもしれません。
あなたが今まで大切にしてきた、まだまだ使える「いらないモノ」を誰かの欲しいにつなげて、また大切に使ってもらいませんか?
エコランドのエコ回収では、いらないモノを、欲しいと思っている誰かにつなげるお手伝いをしています。

また、誰かにまた使ってもらえるという流れは、地球に優しいエコな世の中に変えていくことにもつながっています。モノが溢れかえっている世の中だからこそ、モノのあり方を再度見直してみましょう。

エコ回収では、お客さまが大切にしてきた家具や家電など、愛着のあるモノを丁寧におあずかりし、さまざまな独自のルートで販売または寄付をいたします。
販売が成功したら、10%の成功額をお客さまへキャッシュバック、または寄付を選べます。

また、いらないモノの引き取りは、お客さまのご都合に合わせてご自宅にまで伺いますので、お客さまご自身が重い家電や家具を持ち上げて運ぶ必要はありません。
あなたも、これまで大切にしていた「いらないモノ」を、また大切に使ってくれる誰かに渡る感動を体験してみませんか?

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