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The great Khan (Chinese ruler), causes the bark of trees, made into something like paper, to pass for money all over his country
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Originally published October 27th, 2009
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"If you want to know when a society vanishes...watch money.

 

Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men's protection and the base of moral existence.

 

Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owner a counterfeit pile of papers."

 

 

 

Ayn Rand

 

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