Talking to myself about foreign policy, US politics, technology, &c.

In Defense of the Dollar

This made me laugh out loud.

In mocking the eminently mockable Sue Lowden (formerly a serious contender for Senate in Nevada) TPM had this gem in a financial analysis of moving to chicken-funded health care:

Of course, it should be noted that chickens are only one of many commodities, and are thus only one component of a barter economy — for example, Tennessee state Rep. Mike Bell (R) has referred to Mennonites paying for health care with vegetables. There are also the options of beef, pork, turkeys, sugar, metal ore, or even finished products like iPods or gasoline. What would really help here is if there were some kind of single, universally accepted commodity, which could be used as a medium of exchange for all the others…

Plus the new Benjamins are really cool.

Hooray for the Fed.

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