The news is depressing. The US Dollar is slumping. Canada’s dollar is of equal value. I hear that according to the Big Mac Index that a burger would cost over $7 in some European countries. Perhaps all of my future travels will be to developing nations where the dollar still has a relatively high value. Or we could switch to LEGO® bricks for currency. Here are my reasons.
- Then our currency could never be “worthless” – if nothing else we could play with it when we can no longer buy things with the money. I suppose some people are already doing this with penny stacking.
- Some of our money is made out of metal. That may have been fine during the iron age but today’s economies revolve around petroleum products. Let our currency show that!
- Every child would instinctively be raised only knowing how to save (even horde) money. How many times have you seen a penny on the street? How full is that “need a penny” tray? If those were even 1×1 LEGO® bricks they would have been picked up before you ever saw them. Nobody gives them away unless they are doing it for a gift. And if they didn’t give you Lego then they would have given you money — see? Cash is a secondary gift to LEGO® kits.
- If you ever stepped on a LEGO® piece you know that you’d never just leave it lying around. You would always keep it stored in a safe place where you are not going to step on one with your heel while barefoot.
- It wouldn’t be prone to slipping out of your pocket and in between the couch cushions. Those characteristic bumps would make that almost impossible.
- I have more LEGO® pieces than i have money. I bet quite a few people are like that. If my net worth were measured in LEGO® pieces then i would owe nobody and would have a significant stash in the spare bedroom closet.
- Counterfeits would be easy to spot. “Hey, wait — this is a Megablock! What are you trying to pull here?”