Inspired by a discussion about what might replace Federal Reserve notes as the circulating medium of exchange in a post-financial crisis America…
I’ve been wondering what could be the equivalent in the U.S. should the dollar currency lose its value. The obvious took some time to come to my mind, probably because I’m not a big user of it myself: gasoline.[From Guillaume’s blog » Blog Archive » Gasoline as money]
…I’ve come up with a few ideas for the 2009 agenda. So far, for the key sessions, I was thinking about topics that will be central to the sector next year…
Cigarettes as a Reserve Currency — Marlboro Light Touch Regulation
Barter Markets based on Vegetables — The Swede Miracle
Mattresses as Non-Bank Stores of Value — The Princess and the 1p
We Are All North Koreans Now — From Branchless Banking to Bankless Banking
For the discussion panels, what about…
The Workers Control the Means of Non-Production
EMV Migration in Iceland — Cod instead of Chips
The U.S. Payments Scene — Buddy can you spare $700 billion?
Money Management Tips from Zimbabwe
…and of course that old favourite of central banks everywhere…
The Fascist Nature of Monopoly Capitalism Makes Revolution and the Dictatorship of the Industrial Proletariat a Historical Inevitability.
Look forward to hearing your suggestions.
These opinions are my own (I think) and presented solely in my capacity as an interested member of the general public [posted with ecto]