LET'S GIVE THE FED SOME COMPETITION - John Stossel asks: Why should the government have a monopoly on currency?Submitted by MonsieurObscure on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 23:26
LET'S GIVE THE FED SOME COMPETITION
John Stossel asks: Why should the government have a monopoly on currency?
Pssst. Want to buy some Stossels? They’re my own currency with my face on them.
Why should you trust them?
Because I promise to redeem them for gold. And I’m reliable. I have money in the bank and a job that brings in more than I spend.
By contrast, the politicians who back American currency run an unsustainable deficit.
The Federal Reserve prints so much money that since it opened its doors in 1914, the dollar has lost more than 90 percent of its value.
OK, I won’t really sell Stossels. Americans get jailed for offering alternative currencies. The government insists on a monopoly. So even though I am unhappy about holding money whose value evaporates, there’s not much I can do about it. Printing my own dollars would be healthy competition, but the government calls it counterfeiting.
Why? Why must our government make currency competition illegal? If I did print my own money, no one would have to use it. But people could if they wanted to. Competition is generally good. Why not competition in currencies?
Read the entire piece here: http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/lets-give-the-fed-some-competition/