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Tom Herzing: Worrying about the disappearing dollar

12:34 PM, Dec. 9, 2013
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Economists have long muttered about the "disappearing dollar," as inflation has chewed away at its value. In 1939, today's dollar bill was worth more than $2.40. I can accept that as a historical fact, but I am far more worried about the actual vanishing of money as we know it.

As a kid, I took great delight in comic books, and most specifically Walt Disney's Scrooge McDuck, that feathered miser who spent hours rolling around in his treasury, flinging gold coins in the air. I imagined those coins were pennies, nickels and dimes, the only currency that ever crossed my palms. I grew up in a cash ...

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