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Numismatic Values of History
No one talks about the depression of 1837, though the new Speaker of the House John Boehner brought up the coin and currency act of the First Congress of the United States in 1787.
What was a failing in his reference was the scandal of having a private mint contract fulfill the most important coin in our US economy, the one cent; which at that time was the Fugio Cent. This contract awarded to a Mr. Jarvis to make the copper, Fugio who abscounded with the metal and left the contract unfulfilled, left Congress to eventually mint more money. That was not enough, since commerce was more successful due to a growing population and growing goods and services. Not too far off from today, in the 21st Century.
In between, by 1835, the Hard Times of this country demanded more coin, which our US Congress, in a conservative and penureous policy decision failed to meet that demand, which plunged the country into a depression in 1837. The rich people of that time, lead by Dr. Feuchtwanger of New York took it upon themselves to mint what were called tokens, as coin for the common citizen to continue to spend hard earned money. His one cent token made with silver worth in the metals market today, the 21st Century some three dollars US.
The lesson missed of today is missed in the lapse of the knowledge of history, mixed with the lack of consistent understanding that government monetary aggregate is an historic coinage or numismatic principle different from the principles of finance and instead part of the discipline of understanding economics.
This difference between ‘coin collecting’ that is a respectable hobby, and numismatics, which is a science that includes the ‘numerical matter’ of the values of metal and alloy, the art and sculpture for the security of that metal used in exchange; all coupled with an understanding of history to advance the understanding of economics. Specifically, numismatics study offers an understanding of the economy. And, not just the economy of the United States, but especially today, the understanding of the economy of the whole world.
It was given during the realm of King George III of England, as an understanding that commerce would stand still without a copper penny, which is considered the ‘staple’ of the economy, for that is the amount to enable access for the lowest wage earner the lowest purchase power. Since Colonial Times it was understood, proven at that time that without activity from the lowest common denominator, commerce would suffer.
With poor coinage laws, Congress refused to issue coins as the population grew. The depression of 1837 gave way to prosperity when the rich realized their responsibility to the greater good and offered into circulation tokens as coins to spend. Today we do this by an act of the US Congress, and each country subject to a global economy has its own system for the manufacture of money, still asking for a sense of responsibility from the rich.
For, as the wealth changes hands, so does the responsibility to the people who aided in the building of that wealth, and therein is found the reason to tax those who earn more than $250,000.00 US to contribute back into the flow of our economy at a greater proportion than those who earn less than $250,000 US per year.
The simple fact of understanding the seven levels of our Monetary Aggregate system that offers a break from M3, holdings of up to $250,000 when the holder of that amount must work to sustain that; and M4, holdings of more than $250,000 who can let that money work for them. It is of this difference that the workers, in this case simply the money that is part of the economy, must rebuild the economy and we do this by a statistical model forsake of the circulation of coin and currency, a responsibility called for by taxes to reinstate that difference called deficit in the economy.
Once the rich simply printed more money to accommodate responsibility for more financial activity, now the government is relied upon to print more money as the government must accommodate the responsibility for more economic activity.
The numismatic illustration shows how finance is different from economics, for as the value of the coin grows by circulation and rarity in its mintage without one of those elements, the coin has less value. Appreciation for the art and historical representation separates the numismatic scholar from the coin collecting hobbyist.
The sad illustration was given last week at the 1154th Heritage Auction in Chicago in March 2011, during the 7th and last session gave off almost all the gold coins of centuries in historic content for the spot price of their gold content. What the numismatic audience noticed was the coin values had diminished from collectibles to a ‘meld down’ value.
While in a private sale, the Feuchtwanger token cent with a 2011 value in silver of $3 US valued in the ‘Bible of Token Coins,’ by Russell Rulau that suggested the value of $165 sold for $330. Maybe the numismatic lesson by some with an education goes to message our US Congress, who were elected by those without an education on the matters of coin and circulation of our money.

Mo Money, by Steve Shapiro, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.
republished from www.opednews.com

What nobody bothers considering troubles the whole world of money and economics. Nobel laureate in economics1988 Maurice Allais proved simply that with more people in the world, governments have to print more money.

It simply makes no sense that somebody has to prove that. In light of the 1975 Nations Economic Conference in Spain attended for the United States by U. S. President Gerald Ford when the six top developed countries agreed they were ‘mutually interdependent in the sphere of the international economy’ and thereby brought to a close the idea of a world bank based upon the standard price of gold. Or, that they ended the gold standard and gave rise to the need for international cooperation. As that which we have now, a system of ratio balance between nations.

The flaw in this economic change begins and ends with conservative thinking along the lines of financial tendencies and not rules of economics. Finance and economics are not at all the same thing.

A conservative mind-set stands against change. Poorly noted that after change, conservative politics stands without recognition of the change. When it comes to money in the world, the idea of competition continues ignorance of inter-active economics, which improves the value of money in the flow for everybody. The whole world is failing economically, simply because governments – all of which issue their money differently – stand on faulty, frugal measures that dictate ‘If we spend less money, the bettor off the country will be.”

Unfortunately, when governments spend money, that is how the countries get their financial rewards. The answer is in the ratio.

Government spending based on income verses government issue of more monetary aggregate has to do with two major needs within nations of people. The first is health and the second is education. Both need economic bolstering – more government influx or spending – as they both add to the income apportionment and feed the knowledgeable appropriation. One primary example is the government, economy of Brazil.

Previously the argument for equal taxes for all income levels, was challenged due to this new understanding that the shift in wealth, shifts responsibility. That means when John earns more money than Joe, those working for Joe now depend on the taxes from John. Therefore, on incomes over $250,000 a year, more responsible contributions or a greater tax burden falls upon the one who gains from the shift in wealth. Otherwise the sequestered money falls out of circulation and fewer people, within an ever growing population, have the opportunity to earn and contribute to the apportionment. The result of lower taxes for the rich creates a gap or what is seen as a government deficit.

When more people can earn money, through necessary programs, that means programs which mandate the spending of taxable income on services and disposable materials like health care; and with emphasis on services like with education; the deficit as well as unemployment fall. The nation becomes more healthy.

What the division at $250,000, which divides the monetary aggregate from M3 to M4 is that after cash (M1) and savings accounts under $250,000 (M2) the next ‘dollar’ amount or M3 represents money that you have to work for; and with regard to M4 (over $250,000) or money contained in instruments other than cash is money that works for you.

Mr Trump owes the banks for his developments, employees, service and materials that keeps the banks alive. The banks do not own Mr. Trump, he owns the banks. Similarly, China does not own U.S. currency, for the joke is ‘the Americans now work for us,’ said The Chinese executive; but the punch line is not ‘ha, ha, ha;’ but ‘and they get paid in US dollars.’ We defeated communism not with a war of destruction. We bought them into a capitalist world with our own US dollars and now they have something with which to pay us for the service.

The national debt is a burden on our future generations to work and earn. It has become a goal and not a burden, as our great nation is an inter-national contributor to global responsibility as are all the nations on this planet.

In a nation of a growing population, and that means the globe, more workers must contribute for economic and psychological responsibility – “I pay my taxes, I get to say what’s what!” And if those of us who have money working for us, incomes of more than M3 ($250,000) recognize that those workers contribute or need their contribution to the apportionment of government monetary responsibility, they at that level of income they have to pay a greater proportion of the income tax.

When an ignorant congress in the United States refuses to pass the laws necessary under our 19th, 20th and 21st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States as a responsible government, we fail to recognize the change as responsible for the inter-national economy and inter-national cooperation among developed nations.



WORD IS: Monthly Column in the Carmel Voice

July 25, 2005

The Constitution

In my youth the Constitution meant a body of personal strength and principles, a walk taken daily to maintain or restore health; or a person's mental or psychological makeup. Then, it became the US Constitution, which I was often reminded was an early American battleship. Finally, what comes to mind is the Constitution of the United States . . . often in the news under this Shrub (read young George Bush) administration.

Hey, in Europe! What's the word? They're taking our rights!! The European farmers aren't going for it.

It seems our Constitution of the US is so sought after that the British are asking how we do our social security system. They want to copy us. That's actually the Magna Carta, and not in our Constitution . . . but, I mean the law, for the principles of humanitarian need are in there. Somewhere.

Looks like they all want to copy us. The constitution of Indonesia was, in part, written by some of our U. S. legislators who went over there in the mid 1980's and gave up the three part government complete with checks and balances.

What has been going on in Europe since ‘D Day?' Well, it seems the management take-over of dominance and submissive types has not stopped. Of course, it's more efficient to have one power direct everybody. Hitler thought that, too. But the voices of each little country with their funny accents, separate languages, and different money resounds for continued separation.

Actually, it happens to be their social security plan. The Constitution of the EU makes no provision for checks and balances. It's more like the Townsend Act and revisions, only they had no Civil War to metal out the differences. Just one big war.

The obligations over fiscal responsibility were never in question over those small details. The needs for the individuals were mostly taken over by an elite and educated group. Sounds all too universal that inside each person of privilege by education there is no inner rule, there.

Here in Carmel we had a Magna Carta. The first City Manager wrote some edicts in favor of family living not business; and today the idea that business will have to support family living is closer to the facts.

The Europeans of education and merit want to seize economic control, but there are too few of them. Trouble is, what have they got when they have the strong currency? No one wants to buy from such a strong economy, too expensive; and they can't afford their own care, either. Without a central power to evaluate, or reevaluate their currency, there will be no equilibrium when the Euro needs to be spread about for all the social services.

By the same general rule, sounds like Carmel Firehouse rules. Big money from the government, small money from naked lady calenders; so refuse questionable moral grounded money for big institutional money.

Tax talk by making up permits for walking around town. When we landed in Europe as students, the constabulary interviewed each one of us separately to ask how much money we had. It has been suggested that to enter Carmel, tourists should present their letter of credit.

There are fewer educated leaders, regarding the Townsend Act the Europeans are trying to copy than trees growing in Carmel. Their Constitution of the EU has administrative rules and no states rights other than the right of veto.

Word is: Carmel City Hall is following simple uneducated mandates to cut more trees. Somewhere what has become lost is the fortitude of the Constitution. No veto, here.

They say in City Hall they're only following past, local legislation, and lost are the voices of care and psychological maintenance to resound for the present. So, we spend the time and energy on business, not like back in the day when we spent time on community management or government participation. You know, in THE DAY?!

Come the revolution?! They'd say, in the day. And, the Carmel kids would say: "Yeah, and we'll all be revolting."

How does it figure, we have rights, and we take time to make money. Economics is government, no finance is not government. And, the public need requires a participatory education, with an ever more broadening base. There's more working people to make more money than older people to provide advice. The more money they make, the more the municipal institution has to make money for them to spend on improvements for the tourist business. When they stop making money, they still have to have time for the children. The children don't lollygag around and get politically active, they all work Where does it end? The ‘Oil Can Harrys' of the world gave out trees and were called crazy for their concern. Crazy? Don't think so.

Where do we go with this, when we stand in the sun without trees to shade our heads, bottled by tourists, our thoughts not too far from Europe where they lost their Constitution. Preserve their tourist industry! Equally important here. I write political policy and who wants to publish national, international controversy in a local paper?

We have so many definitions and examples of what brought down the state of mind, few to maintain or understand what it is to build. Maybe there's something of local interest in national politics.

How can a local community be at all confused by National or International Politics?

Word is: It's in our personal principles, the Constitution.

Maybe the deal is to take morning walks, see the trees and with the constitutional to remind us restore the constitution.

(Steve Shapiro from the Monterey Peninsula almost 40 years is the Charter President of the Jr. United Nations, an MIIS alumni, writes political policy for governments and history for publication. Shapiro authored "Carmel - A Timeless Place.")

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