Let's play pretend!
Let's also pretend that this island's condition was, shall we say. rustic, and when you moved there, even you understood that although liveable, this island could use some "fixer upper" help. Let's further pretend that your chosen profession was in the construction industry.
Okay, now, let's pretend that you moved to this island to get away from "whatever" condition would have been worse than moving to this island, so going back is not really an option. Get the picture?
Now, let us agree that on this island there is a rich tycoon, actually, this person is somewhat of a skinflint, but this person is also hiring people so as to help improve the island's quality of life and infrastructure. Moreover, without this person on the island, the island itself would not be able to sustain employment as this person owns EVERY business on the island.
Now, let's pretend that this person decided to do away with the Federal Reserve Notes as the rate of currency, and instead, this person created his/her own dollars, in a script form, to be used as currency.
Think carefully as this is not an "in other words" type scenario, but rather in actual fact, unless you had and used this person's money in script form while on the island, not counting coins, you could not buy or sell anything on the island.
So let me ask you, would you move away? OR, would you simply take your weekly salary in the form of this "new money" and use it while living on the island to provide for yourself and your family?
Remember, either you use this money and remain living on the island, or you have to leave the island. Period.
Which path would you choose?
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Posted 01-02-2013 at 21:44 by Oasis Serene