The discussion seems to be focusing on the minutiae of Dilber comic strips. How about a comment on the idea in the strip?
"Where did the first money come from?" is a profound question. Many of our current troubles in politics and what corporations are demanding from politicians comes from the inability of managers to ask this question of themselves - and to seek out answers.
As an engineer myself (retired) I have a devil of a time to get people to let go of the myths and really think about this question.