Reminds me of the way the Spanish completely ruined their economy by importing shiploads of gold from the Americas.
Thinking money has value above that of being an agreed upon unit of exchange is a way to get a country's economy really messed up.
Had they imported something of actual values such as potatoes they would probably have been much better off.
Reductionist and proud of it.
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