What currency? Who cares!?

I see the British nationalist economonomaniacs are banging on about currency again. They’re demanding to know what currency independent Scotland will use. Like it matters!

These terminally naive tossers actually believe that there are ideal economic choices which are correct now and for all time. The reality, as any grown-up knows, is that you choose from among the viable options available and then you MAKE it work. There is no course of action that comes with guarantees.

Economies fluctuate. They are organic, not mechanistic. They ebb and flow and are impacted by all manner of events beyond the direct control of any government. These ups and downs will happen regardless what currency option we go for. And there will always be smart-arses ready to blame the downs on a wrong choice at some earlier time. There still folk ranting about the bloody gold standard, FFS!

The best answer to give anybody who starts going on about what currency we’ll use is, “Who cares?”. Because we know that whichever option is selected it will have to be MADE to work. There are no magic solutions. And if they dispute that, then it’s your turn to ask the questions. Demand to know what their magic solution is.


About Peter A Bell

Thinker. Listener. Talker. Reader. Writer. None of my attitudes are immutable. None of my conclusions are final. None of my opinions are humble.
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