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The Promise of Local Currency in Bottom-Up Cultures

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Burl Hall is a retired counselor who is living in a Senior Citizen Housing apartment. Burl has one book to his credit, titled "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal our Wounded Nature." For more information, search the book on Amazon. (more...)

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