Since 2009, it has been possible to store money nowhere else but in your mind, travel wherever you want, input twelve magical words into a machine in a specific order and access that information yourself without needing to trust any institution. Of course, not many people use cryptocurrencies in such a radically subversive way, but it illustrates the principle that decentralized protocols enact: money (and, in fact, all value) is indistinguishable from language.
Looking through this lense, the question of how we can use language to generate value in constructive and equitable ways has never been more timely or important. It is a question which has fundamentally to do with the community of people who underwrite how language gets used. They do this by enacting a shared story which invests words with certain meanings so as to generate a consensual view of reality, otherwise called culture.
In other words, the communities we build enable certain kinds of speech, and therefore certain kinds of value and its resultant distribution (meant quite literally, post-2009). We can also direct the kinds of value we want to see in the world through education – i.e. the retelling and modification of the stories which make up our culture.