Share on Google Plus 2 Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook 3 Share on LinkedIn 2 Share on PInterest 2 Share on Fark! 1 Share on Reddit 1 Share on StumbleUpon 1 Tell A Friend 1 (14 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   4 comments
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts

The Promise of Local Currency in Bottom-Up Cultures

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Burl Hall     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 6 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 10/17/16

Author 58753
Become a Fan
  (42 fans)

Let's begin this article by asking, "Is our current currency equitable? Or is it shown as not equitable when you hear a line such as 'the rich get richer and the poor get poorer'." This isn't just a lyric repeated in several songs. It's an ever more visible statistical fact.

First appearing in the revue Satires of 1920 , it then moved into Vaudeville recordings, "Ain't We Got Fun?" and its jaunty response to poverty and its promise of fun ("Every morning / Every evening," and "In the meantime, / In between time") have become symbolic of the Roaring Twenties. Their meaning and impact in today's economy has become much more serious.

How does a statement like "The rich get richer"" affect you? Can you speak about yourself regarding getting poorer? Is your response "jaunty"?

Are you getting richer? Do you understand the idea that the poor get poorer as the rich get richer? How much worth is the "dollar?" Are we living in a matrix in which the world we live in is a pile of lies?

Does this also mean we of the "working class" are going to hell in a hand-basket?

How do you compare your life to the 60's, 70's, 80's""",2016? Has our monetary system gotten better, or worse, in your estimation?

What is the actual worth of the dollar bill?

At this point, I don't even acknowledge its worth.

Why?

It's simply because the dollar is worthless because it is not based on anything.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Physicist Tom Campbell's Big TOE or Theory of Everything

Through Music and Story Telling: Makana Speaks

Sex as Natural Process: A Primary Step to Healing Alienation?

Beyond Monsanto: Rekindling a Healthy Earth in the Face of Corporate Farming

Corporate Psychopaths Housing Senior Citizens: A Personal Editorial

What's in a Seed?