Day of Change

Lawrence Holofcener

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In the name of PROSPERITY

Paper money was printed

To exchange for goods -

Paper which represented gold

A yellow metal buried deep in the earth

Which was dug out, purified, cast into bars

And reburied.

The more paper one used

The richer one was thought to be.

Soon paper was spent

Quicker than gold was extracted.

So into the vaults went I.O.U.

Instead of O.R.E.

But the makers of goods

Accepted the paper

And paid the people who made the goods

Who then would give the paper to people

Who grew the food and then they gave . . .

Soon everyone had enough for their needs.

But the more they had

The more did they crave.

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