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Old 01-24-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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...there was the possibility of paying 2 dollars to the bank in order to get a perfectly valid 1 dollar bill with your picture on it. Let's assume for a minute that counterfeiting was impossible due to advanced computer technology and what have you. Also, the banks are somehow able to handle that enormous logistic challenge. Let's concentrate on the key question.

So you basically have the chance of having people pay with money that has you on it, but it'll cost you. Do you use that possibility at all and if so, how much money would you buy?
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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Haha, that's a neat idea. I'd probably spend the 2 bucks, and then just hang onto that one bill. Although it wouldn't be nearly as cool if everyone and their Grandma had a bill with their picture on it.

Government would be out of dept in no time.
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This would be a great idea... I'd certainly get a few bills...
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:42 PM   #4
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you would have to go to a mint not a bank
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Interesting idea. Postage stamps already can be custom-made, and they cost more than regular stamps. The problem with money, is that people would make bills with pictures of their nuts on them, and nobody would want to accept them.
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Interesting idea. Postage stamps already can be custom-made, and they cost more than regular stamps. The problem with money, is that people would make bills with pictures of their nuts on them, and nobody would want to accept them.

Yeah, that's the problem, way to much logistic effort (reviewing the pictures, printing the actual bills, making sure they're not counterfeitable) to actually make this work. But it'd be a way to make money out of people's narcissism.

The nuts problem is the one I've already mentioned in the Wikipedia thread, albeit on a smaller scale: mankind always strives to defeat itself. All roads lead to perdition. You can't just have an idea that would benefit everyone without someone pissing in your soup just for the sheer heck of it.
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