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    social control is doubtless of long standing.  Reading and writing, too, used to be restricted to a select population that was empowered by literacy (and the ability to read and write the laws) to rule everyone else.
    Just as the printing press made access to information universal, paper script makes it possible for everyone to trade and exchange at a distance.  That the people who sustain themselves by rationing out money are resistant to that development is understandable, but unrealistic.
    "The best money is worthless," as Galbraith said, and its value is entirely dependent on the trustworthiness of the people who use it.  Just like the alphabet.

    It is somehow deeply ironic that in turning to paper money and electronic blips, we are adopting the attitude towards money of the native Americans, who used sea shells. And then the colonials used tobacco which, unlike the paper dollar, actually had some intrinsic value when smoked.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 10:36:44 AM PST

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