Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
Hi Ellipsoid,

He is definitely trying to create a link to Egypt, et al. But I don't think this is a stretch - the parallels with a dictatorship exist. Controlling legal tender gives you power to take wealth from citizens and redistribute it to government and government-designated recipients. It also is a good way to destabilize a country. Lenin knew this and abrogated old money to destroy the existing order (and gain control over the new order). To me, money is used as a store of value and to denominate transactions and there's no need to control it.

I do think you're on the mark - more exposition would be needed to make the full arguments to someone not familiar with the issues. He's sort of summing them up here.

Thanks for the comment!

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.