While it is the great evil and has produced corruption and is one of the main reasons why the earth is in decline, it has been used by God to create incentive and inspire progress. It is the carrot before the horse leading it on and man has responded to it because of the earthly rewards it brings to him. The question is why when it has done so much damage was it allowed? What is it about money that has been so useful in the Spirit's plan for good?
It would depend on how one defines 'good' to be able to see the big picture. Religions promise that all things are governed by several forces aside from the Divine. Evil, for instance, supposedly comes from the devil while luck also plays a role in the thinking of many.
The role of money has been to make men appear to be equal to God. In other words, through his inventions and interference with nature he is happy to think that he can change just about everything and manipulate it to his will. This has brought great darkness over the earth and now has delivered it to a state of decline from which it cannot recover unless humans are removed from it.
The big question is why would this be in the plan of God when the planet is beautiful, the creatures on it are magnificent, and their creation has taken billions of years? Why would it be jeopardised and destroyed because of money? Most want answers and they are appealing for them in a big way.
Man's thinking is a soup of ideas with no single base to it. There can be no answer to the questions using our own logic as everyone has a different opinion. Thrown together they are a mismatch of mistakes and wrong thinking propelled by the 2 beasts of Revelation 11 and 13.
The Spirit of the Universe is the first thing he has missed. It is the Great Creative Power behind everything, good and evil (Isaiah 45:4-8). It is in complete control and it is everywhere. It knows our every thought, mood, deed, and desire. It uses us like puppets on strings to carry out its plan. It has everything lined up to happen and money is the incentive to make us move in certain directions.
Those who have a connection to the Spirit are most likely to understand how it works. My reincarnation alerted me to the way man thinks how he has come up with the false gods and heaven and hell as destinies. The after-life doesn't exist as death has brought us all back in new bodies (Isaiah 26:19) to hear the truth at the end of the day, a time we are now in and when the prophecies tell us that all things will be revealed (Isaiah 29:18-20, 42:16).
The work of the 2 beasts of Revelation goes to the heart of the financial systems through which they still run the world. My experience is pertinent to understanding why these things are known by me and are published on the Internet for free.