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I think most people struggle to understand how plastic money is in the context of a government that runs its own presses.

Everything is affordable in that situation. In a smaller country, if you do nothing else to manage it, it increases inflation.

In a 'reserver currency' country that inflation is spread out across the globe.

And that isn't even addressing things like how the USA could reinstitute the wealth and income taxes of the 40's, or charge market (rather than fire sale) rates for national resources (drilling on fed land, grazing on fed land), airwaves, or alter how we grant monopolies (patents) and many other untapped flows of public wealth to private entities.

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