Scott Horton tries to figure out how the far right convinced itself other countries want a global currency. Yglesias, always a step ahead, looks at our options:

One leading contender in the future monetary policy literature is the “credit” found in Galactic Empire’s as varied as George Lucas’ and Isaac Asimov’s. There’s also the “cubit” from Battlestar which actually manages to stay in use despite the near-total destruction of humanity.

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