People will still voluntarily trade you gold or silver for it. Less every day, but still enough not to be sneezed at.
It still qualifies, just barely, as a commodity-backed currency, too. Granted, the commodity in question is the use of government force to enforce its acceptance in payment of debts. B-b
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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."
That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.
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