New Money, Old Money, and Inflation

Does anyone else find it interesting that the United States has had monochromatic money for so long, that part of the re-birth process of our economy is adding some color to our bills? It’s a type of “fiscal redecorating”. In the past the changes have been subtle reds and golds. The new Benjamin’s colors are as vibrant and creative as the accounting behind those mortgage backed securities.

I’m intrigued to see how, as the United States prints more money and attempts to climb out of debt, we face the issues of inflation, job creation, and environmentalism. Personally I’d like to see a significant investment in infrastructure, specifically high speed trains.

Oh, and check out http://www.newmoney.gov for more info and some pretty slick visuals.

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