States and markets have further helped the spread of such intellectual homogenisation of the individual by acquiring 'capitalistic' features. Non-capitalist countries and individuals must bend to it: they want to pretend to act in favour of or against capitalism, but anything they do or say must and only can be practised along the lines of the dominant mentality, or cannot be communicated. The most important aspect of capitalist functioning – that is, of the capitalist metaphysics – is that, as pointed out by many, it is a poor, vulgarly Hegelian thing. One of the most representative features of the metaphysics of capitalism is, as accepted by all economic theories, the use and understanding of prices and values, and the need for money. Money becomes the most perfect dialectical mediation means to ensure the institutionalisation, interchangeability, repeatability and communicability of everything under capitalism.