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A recent study of the banknotes issued by 10 different countries has found, unsurprisingly, that richer countries have cleaner banknotes.

“Researchers found a “strong correlation” between the amount of bacteria per square centimeter on banknotes and a country’s ranking on the Index of Economic Freedom, Wageningen University in the Netherlands said on its website Monday.”

What doesn’t take any study to show, and is of far greater consequence to the holders of those notes, is which ones are directly issued effectively interest-free by the country’s central bank, such as those by China.

Personally, I’d take the dirtier bank notes issued interest-free over the cleaner ones issued at interest payable to a non-producer class, since the cost of soap and water is far less than the amount of interest that will be owed over the course of the lifetime of the debt associated with the notes.

I don’t think we’ll be hearing mention of such a comparison in Bloomberg any time soon, given that they are captivated by the Wall Street banking cartel, which itself is dominated by the illegal Federal Reserve banking cartel of the United States.

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On January 27, 1996, President Bill Clinton stated during his 1996 State of the Union Address, “The era of big government is over.”
The federal budget numbers are from the 1996 and 2009 budgets.

THEN: No government bailouts
NOW: Bailouts could reach $23.7 trillion

THEN: Total federal spending was $1.61 trillion
NOW: $3.1 trillion

THEN: Government was already big.
NOW: The PATRIOT Act, Department of Homeland Security, two unconstitutional wars, federalization of the National Guard, warrantless wiretaps, 30+ “Czars.”

THEN: Defense spending was $262.2 billion
NOW: $651.1 billion

THEN: The federal debt was $5.27 trillion
NOW: $10.41 trillion

THEN: “Our economy is the healthiest it has been in three decades.”
NOW: The economy is the worst it’s been in six decades.

THEN: “We have the lowest combined rates of unemployment and inflation in 27 years.”
NOW: The highest rate of unemployment in 26 years.

THEN: “America is selling more cars than Japan for the first time since the 1970s.”
NOW:  GM and Chrysler went bankrupt, Toyota overtook GM as the world’s largest car producer in 2008 for the first time ever.

THEN: “And for three years in a row, we have had a record number of new businesses started in our country.”
NOW: The highest number of bankruptcies in the past four years since the 2005 bankruptcy overhaul.

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