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clam backed dollar   (+1, -1)  [vote for, against]
money backed buy food would reduce erosion of purchasing power

Make money non-fiat again buy backing it with a government clam bank. Unlike gold which goes up and down in fits and starts. clam backed dollars would be tied to the value of a food, whose price typically rises to match inflation. this secondary benefit means that inflation would never affect your moneys purchasing power.
-- bob, Feb 02 2018

So on the radio on the way home tonight heard about massive fluctuations in the availability in baby oysters for oyster farms due to ocean water acidization.

So are you going to link my economic well being to climate change/global warming/industrial runoff?
-- normzone, Feb 02 2018


This is a pearl of an idea. Get it right, and the world is your oyster.

Just watch out for Sea Otters ...
-- 8th of 7, Feb 02 2018


Don't start musseling in with bivalve puns - that one was so limpet beggars belief.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 03 2018


It does open the idea of Government backed frozen food banks as a financial cliff buffer stop.
-- wjt, Feb 03 2018


Citzens are not going to appreciate having their assets frozen, though.

What if there's a financial meltdown ... ?
-- 8th of 7, Feb 03 2018


Only the food banks would be at a reduced temperature.

If there's a large enough meltdown they will be the first to be burnt through.
-- wjt, Feb 04 2018


also all of the banks could then be underwater thus making them harder to steal from.
-- bob, Feb 05 2018


Any h20 additives [bob] to make the food fresher down there underwater. We're all after full open potential, aren't we?
-- wjt, Feb 05 2018



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