I'm not sure where I first heard this phrase, but it comes out of the Complementary Currency field. It's an answer to the question of what meaning or value money captures in society or the individual.
Below is TED Talk that covers some research on the emergent values that the use of money encourages:
TED paul_piff_does_money_make_you_mean It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there's good news too. (Filmed at TEDxMarin.)
There is also a nice art / currency game that a group from France have been taking from city to city, that I'm going to have to chase down - Habib?
The Hebrew word for money or silver is "Kesef". There is a related word in Aramaic "Kissufin" that means desire.
# See also
How does money change our thinking, feelings and behaviour? Claudia Hammond joins the podcast team to teach us how to take control of our cash - bbc