Counterfeit currency

There are reports that a large volume of counterfeit currency is in circulation. Apparantly the government is worried. I wonder why. Nobel prize-winning economists tell us that a recessionary economy needs “stimulus”. Counterfeit currency is “stimulus” too. Shouldn’t we be applauding the counterfeiters for creating additional “demand” and thus helping the “economy as a whole”?

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One Response

  1. It is true that the method is the same. But in the minds of those for whom the ends justify an ill means, the crucial difference is who gets the loot.

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