There was an interesting discussion the other day on Ethereum issuance that stemmed from the perception that Ethereum is fundamentally a money system. I have long been saying that Ethereum is not a money system but a blockchain based legal framework for conducting business via smart contracts. My main concern is that the issuance of the token is arbitrary as the issuance or the process by which issuance is determined is ill defined. As the creator of Ethereum Mr. Buterin is totally at the liberty to institute such an arbitrary policy as currently the governance model of Ethereum does not allow for voting rights in contrast to other governance models like Dash. As an investor I am also at liberty to use Ethereum as a utilitarian vehicle until more clarity is provided.