When it’s very cold and feed prices are high, the hay straw fed to cattle does become a form of gold. Straw is real and has purpose. The fairy tale takes place in currency trading where speculators gamble on the value of the dollars vs the euro vs the yen vs the drachma vs etc etc etc. Through hypertrading, they make tens of thousands of trades per minute and even at profit margins of a penny per traded, 100 dollars per minute, or more, adds up fast. This ‘straw money’ is being spun into ‘gold’, even though it doesn’t exist. It’s a concept. Money is how we trade goods and services we have neither the time or skillsets to make for ourselves. Very few of us has time or skills to run a farm, care for meat animals, make all of our furniture, build a car, etc etc. So we use money, and there is only so much money in the world.DC has been telling us fairy tales for a very long time. They have also passed laws that makes people become rich from things that don’t really exist. After a disaster, water and food can become priceless. You can’t eat money. That is one of many reasons why we should treat each other like neighbors instead of “the enemy”. When things get really bad, we need to work together. And if we work together now, we can help keep things from getting really bad.Respecfully,C.