Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas
Kirk says in TVH: "They're still using money, we'll need to get some."
Not "they're still using physical currency, we'll need to get some,"
I'm sure it was just a shorthand. If he had said the second version, it would sound awkward.
As for Picard: He's been known to lecture people pompously.
"If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be." - Yogi Berra