Friday, April 23, 2010

Conservatism in a Nutshell

Shorter Megan McArdle:

New Money
Back in my day we used plain loose leaf with "100 smackers" written on it for cash adn that was good enough. Damn kids today, with their funny money and not wanting of counterfeiters to become rich and all...

Seriously, I like the somber gravity of the old plain green bills, too. I -- like most sentient beings -- can differentiate from nostalgia and practicality, though. Alas, Megan cannot. No, she doesn't like green money because that's all she's ever known. No, she likes green money because it's JUST BETTER.

I'm not linking to her and you can't fucking make me.


M. Bouffant said...

To Megatron, redesigning the currency is a sacrilege equivalent to rewriting the Bible.

(Except for the Conservapedia

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess I'm a radical liberal (and not a reactionary like Megan), but I think we've got the ugliest money in the world (although its improved substantially the last 15 years). It's high time to get rid of the green and add more colors.

And Megan thinks redesigning our money will makes us a laughingstock? The redesigns are just bringing us closer to the kinds of designs used in the rest of the world.

NutellaonToast said...

The rest of the world, at which she laughs. QED!

Unknown said...

The Treasury Department video promoting it is a riot though.

Bell in the Inkwell, Bitches!!

Anonymous said...

You guys need to learn to spell.

NutellaonToast said...

Typos, on the internet. Oh my.

I really hope that that's a Megan supporter, unaware of the heavy irony.