Thursday, September 30, 2010

Markets in Everything: Ads on Currency?

Maybe this would help pay down the federal debt: sell advertising on U.S. currency?  Here are some possible designs that would allow companies to "cashvertise," including the one above for Campbell Soup. 

This blog points out that the USPS currently allows customized "branded stamps," so maybe the Bureau of Engraving and Printing should follow with "custom branded dollar bills."

13 Comments:

At 9/30/2010 9:46 AM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

"Maybe this would help pay down the federal debt."

We could sell Alaska, and perhaps Hawaii too.

 
At 9/30/2010 9:50 AM, Blogger Oeconomus said...

you should sell alaska to Russia..or perhaps to Saudi Arabia

 
At 9/30/2010 10:18 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Keep Alaska PT and sell Russia the socialist paradises of California and Hawaii for a forty year lease on oil and gas in Siberia...

 
At 9/30/2010 12:39 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Those bills will sure make some pretty wallpaper one day.

I also like Juandos' idea. Seems like a fair trade.

 
At 9/30/2010 12:44 PM, Blogger jameswilson said...

Even better would be to pass Ron Paul's Free Competition in Currency Act. It would break the monopoly of the Fed's dollar bills and allow private companies to issue their own. (Nobody would be forced into accepting them, but they could be used in mutually-agreed upon contracts.)

James Wilson
DownsizeDC.org

 
At 9/30/2010 1:31 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

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At 9/30/2010 1:35 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

And "naming rights" to the White House, or other federal bodies, as in "The Home Depot White House," or the "U.S. DuPont Congress."

Finally, truth in advertising.

As for selling states, definitely the first to go should be those in the Red State Socialist Empire (or should it be the "Pink States Confederacy") starting with Alaska, Mississippi or Kentucky.

Those weakling, federal lard-infused states are a drag on the federal budget, while states such as NY, CA, and IL pay in surpluses to Uncle Sam.

Imagine those wheelstone states off of our necks!

We could balance the budget pronto.

 
At 9/30/2010 10:47 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"And "naming rights" to the White House, or other federal bodies, as in "The Home Depot White House," or the "U.S. DuPont Congress."

Liars 'R Us

 
At 10/01/2010 7:58 AM, Blogger geoih said...

It's only paper.

 
At 10/01/2010 8:02 AM, Blogger geoih said...

Quote from PeakTrader: "We could sell Alaska, and perhaps Hawaii too."

This is not a bad idea. Don't sell Alaska to the Russians. Sell it to Alaskans (and I don't mean the government of Alaska).

The Federal government is broke. It's time to sell off assets.

 
At 10/01/2010 8:14 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

The Federal government is broke. It's time to sell off assets.

I guess that means we're stuck with California. Who will buy a liability?

 
At 10/01/2010 6:45 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"I guess that means we're stuck with California. Who will buy a liability?"...

The same kind of folks who supported Obama in the first place?

 
At 10/03/2010 10:43 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"I guess that means we're stuck with California. Who will buy a liability?"

California is only a liability because of incredibly poor management. Under new ownership it could become quite prosperous as it once was.

 

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