Have you heard the great news? The recession is over! Yes, Dear Readers, you can breathe easy again, because the National Bureau of Economic Research has announced that not only is the Great Recession over, it's been over since June of last year! HOORAY! You can go out and celebrate now, particularly if you don't have a job to get in the way.
So, how should we celebrate the end of the recession? How about giving our money a face lift?
The Dollar Bill ReDeSign Project is looking for ways to make poverty more exciting by making American currency less drab and uninteresting. After all, the Bahamas have wonderful day-glo currency, and aren't the people there always happy and cheerful?
Here are a few of the proposed designs for re-branding the once-Almighty Dollar:
Spiffy, eh? I'm surprised this isn't one of the "ideas" contained in the GOP's Pledge to America...after all, it's something the Republicans might actually be able to do. Of course, they'd have to introduce the $3.00 bill, but I'm sure they can handle it.
Just something to think about as you contemplate the impact of a new era of Republican economic policies. You still won't have a job, or very much money, but won't the money you have look nice?
Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.