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Dilbert Classics

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    That thought has occurred to me also.

  2. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 2 years ago

    Better a scarce rock than a paper with some number on it.

  3. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You could use leaves as the Golgafrinchams did. But inflation was a bit of a problem.

  4. bpullin

    bpullin said, almost 2 years ago

    If we were back on the gold standard now, Obama and his Commie co-horts wouldn’t be able to spend us into oblivion.

  5. Chris Kenworthy

    Chris Kenworthy said, almost 2 years ago

    Using an easy to find rock would be the dumbest yet. Strip-mine your way into hyperinflation!

  6. blackash

    blackash said, almost 2 years ago

    In today’s age we don’t even have paper money. We have electronic bookkeeping entries. To have value a currency must have some degree of scarcity or nobody would except it in an exchange. Money that is not based on a commodity risks being devalued by governments and banks.

  7. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 2 years ago

    The value of the US’s paper money is only the opinion that it has value. It’s not based on the gold standard anymore.

    The only money we have that actually has any value is the change, the metal coins tha t jingle-jangle-jingle.

  8. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    A number of people apparently live under rocks, and yet they are able to use the internet to post political comments on these message boards


    Must be an awful lot of those rocks, maybe we could use those for money

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    For most of the world’s history, the world economy was based on gold. All international debt had to be in gold, since creditors feared debtor nation would devalue their currency and debtor nations feared creditor nations would revalue their currency upward.


    After WWII, every US dollar was worth approximately 1 gram of 24K gold (except to US citizens, so there would be enough for international debts). Gold must be assayed (cf Achimedes, ‘Eureka, eureka!’), which costs a lot, and transporting gold is expensive, so the US dollar, being absolutely equivalent to gold, became the international currency.


    Then, in 1971, Nixon instituted the greatest international sovereign debt default in the history of international trade. The dollar was just a piece of paper. And this strip is from ‘89, long after the world econony had stopped using gold.


    Having the currency of a single nation as the global currency is totally unacceptable to most nations (other than the single key currency nation), so the Europeans tried to establish an alternative, a currency controlled by an international central bank. The world had long been waiting such a currency, and we’ve seen how happy everyone is now that the Euro is finally here, and how it has solved the problems associated with the US dollar.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    There are other minerals more expensive than gold. Iridium, gallium arsenide, chromium and platinum to name a few.

  11. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 2 years ago

    Of course, gold doesn’t really have much intrinsic value aside from being shiny and really good for electrical connections. The only issue with basing the value of your currency on ANYTHING because you say the basis has value is pretty much the same thing as just saying “This dollar is worth this much.”

    Of course, we can’t have a pure “this for that” economy, so having an artificially derived basis for money is just as good as having an artificially derived basis for money.

  12. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 2 years ago

    How about Pet Rocks? Are they worth anything?

  13. 5+8=64

    5+8=64 said, almost 2 years ago

    Agreed

  14. MagicFan

    MagicFan said, almost 2 years ago

    @Tacopielvr

    Don’t feed the trolls.

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