Sleeping through war stamps
My OTR bedtime listening this week includes several '40s news shows, from pages like this one
Last night a message at the end of a CBS news report sponsored by Admiral Radio
caught my attention.
"Going shopping tomorrow? Make it a rule to take your change in War Stamps. Remember this: only six 25-cent war stamps will buy a Sub-Zero combat helmet to protect an American boy. Take your change in War Stamps every time, even though you're subscribing to the 10% payroll allotment plan."
Interesting idea, and pretty much forgotten. If nothing else, it shows that we once had a competent Government, able to organize
systems to benefit the nation as a whole.
Random thought: If we're going to get rid of pennies, nickels and dimes, how about replacing them with Debt Stamps?
Won't happen, of course; modern "American" "governments" don't want to sell bonds to filthy profane Americans. Only Blessed Holy Noble Chinamen are worthy to buy our debt.
More importantly, modern "American" "governments" will never encourage saving or frugality in any conceivable way. Never pay interest, never make it easy to save. Gambling is good, saving is evil.
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