There are so many ways that money hurts people, both directly and indirectly. Here is a brainstormed list of all of the hurt caused by love of money - and the evil it does:
IT CAUSES DIRECT PHYSICAL HARM - A great, modern example would be by way of pharmaceutical companies. Watch tv and look at all of the new diagnosis out there, ones that never existed throughout history, with a miracle drug to cure it, of course. Now listen to the side effects on the commercial. Big Pharma fights to pull "natural products" (i.e. they can't profit from them) off of shelves while they directly cause harm to people each and every day and see no problem with people over-medicating with OTC products at local Walmarts on a daily basis. Beware the messenger whose motivation is 100% money.
MONEY = POWER - I've never believed that all people in power are there by merit. Unfortunately, more often it appears to me it is who you know and how much money you have in the bank that matters in society. Power is dangerous in the hands of the wrong people...and many people in power shouldn't be there. We currently equate money with human value - a tragic mistake.
CRIME - People crave money and some will directly harm others to take it from them. They steal, cheat and lie to get their hands on it. Corporations cannot be excused from this illegal activity and have robbed people of their life savings.
DECEIT - One needs to only look at the internet to see this one in full motion. "Make money online" gimmicks created by people who have discovered feeding off of people's dreams and hopes is a great way to make money - ironically, their only real source of income.
WE HURT OURSELVES - One can't blame another for this one (back to personal responsibility) but it is a tragedy nonetheless. We live in a society today where money equates to happiness. We keep up with our neighbors, live beyond our means and get into debt to feel "wealthy." We are told we cannot enjoy life until we retire, then work like dogs to hopefully save enough up. But we also need to provide for our families after our deaths! Does the insanity ever end? Some people spend their entire lives in this game. When does living truly begin?