Saturday, September 29, 2012

Money of the Future

nolmatt emails:
Just saw the movie Looper which opened yesterday and stars Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Without going much into the premise, it is a time travel movie that takes place in the years 2042 and 2072. What is of interest is that in this future, Joseph-Gordon Levitt's character is paid in silver and gold for his services. He then stores a portion of the metals at home and a portion at a warehouse facility where he receives receipts/paper currency to use in everyday transactions. How bizarre a concept right?
Awesome. It's the Ron Paul-Murray Rothbard impact on the film writers, right down to the warehouse receipts. I wonder exactly what year the Fed was ended?

Lots of action and gold receipts as money, could be a good one.


  1. Sequel is about transition to fiat.
    Die hard money.

  2. "... Joseph-Gordon Levitt's character is paid in silver and gold for his services."

    If I understand this correctly, the character is involved in seedy work and so the implication is that the payment system is seedy. I haven't seen the movie yet but I have learned that you should never underestimate the under the radar psychological conditioning that is planned in these productions. The payment system as described would sound great to a regular readers of this site. But for the mass market, it is a unfamiliar concept that can be shaped with subtle subliminal associations.


  3. Sweet. Prohibition of time travel. Like that would ever stop anyone from engaging in it...

  4. Unfortunately, warehouse receipts, even if digitized and issued by the reputable e-gold, can be seized and confiscated by the State. Decentralisation is the way of the future.

  5. Anonymous (3:52PM) is right on the money.