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    Posted by freedomforall 5 years, 4 months ago
    Maybe the "Rand" one ounce gold coin would be better (not to be confused with Krugerrand.)
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    • Posted by $ allosaur 5 years, 4 months ago
      I also prefer to see Ms. Rand's image on precious metal rather than a printed piece of paper that's worth as much as what Big Brother says it is.
      Poor Andrew Jackson was against paper currency. Look what happened to him!
      Bank teller: How'd you like that in cash, Mr. Allosaur?
      Me: In spendable twenties, please.
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  • Posted by khalling 5 years, 4 months ago
    I was listening to Ben Shapiro's show this morning and thought the same. He asked what female has done more for the US than an Alexander Hamilton? I don't think she'd appreciate the joke of her face on fiat though. nice to see you jml
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    • Posted by RobertFl 5 years, 4 months ago
      I'm still pondering this, because this intrigues me.
      I'm thinking of Francisco d’Anconia speech on "the root of all evil".
      "It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money."

      Unless you're saying Ayn would not appreciate the honor of being on currency at all.
      I see a conflict between the appreciation of money, and the pursuit of it, and the hate of fiat.
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    • Posted by RobertFl 5 years, 4 months ago
      I see your point. But, it is money, none-the-less, as long as we trade it, it has value, right?
      I think that would be a good debate topic.
      what if it were only pre-1971 bills?
      But her on a Bitcoin but they don't physically exist.
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  • Posted by paulnathan2000 5 years, 4 months ago
    Just getting her on the list to be considered would freak out those that are proposing the change. Ayn is not who they have in mind. Would love to see it!
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  • Posted by GregoryRMatthews 5 years, 4 months ago
    Only if it is on a something like Gold Certificate; not currency which depreciates and will have no value in the long run. "In G-d We Trust, all others pay in gold or silver...." Government is not my G-d.
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  • Posted by $ Radio_Randy 5 years, 4 months ago
    Funny, I just made the same comment (on another site), a couple days ago. In fact, I was discussing this very subject, with my wife, just last night.

    I understand that the Fed will be taking "votes", from the public, in August (I believe). Of course, the choice will be from their list of "approved" possibilities and Ayn Rand probably won't make that list. However, if enough Gulchers were to propose Ayn Rand to the proper decision maker(s)...
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  • Posted by Madanthonywayne 5 years, 4 months ago
    If we're going to put a woman on the currency just for the sake of putting a woman on the currency; I can't think of anyone more deserving than Ayn Rand. While she wasn't one of the founding fathers like most of the people (men) on our currency, she did do a lot to revive the spirit of the founders in post Roosevelt New Deal America.
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  • Posted by Zin7272 5 years, 4 months ago
    Ayn Rand. Or course that would take really take someone who actually cares about the American economy and would audit, wipeout the debt and dissolve the Federal Reserve which is run by the richest people in the world.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 4 months ago
    I'll seconded that! However, on the twenty, not the ten. Hamilton was a more valued person over all opposed to Jackson. But truthfully, I really think we should introduce intrinsic value into our paper money instead of changing the person portrayed upon it.
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  • Posted by wiggys 5 years, 4 months ago
    If nothing else the exposure of Ayn Rand to people who do not know of her now will be significant during the time that this process takes. That will be more important than her face appearing on any currency, which I would very much like to see. But, if all of the publicity that she gets causes people to buy her books that will be a winner for all of us.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 5 years, 4 months ago
    The issue actually, however, has nothing to do with women and their contributions. It is all about marginalizing the Founding Fathers of this nation and their contributions to the birth of what used to be the greatest nation of free will and natural rights this world has ever known. They want to start with Hamilton because most people have never studied American History and don't understand his role in the Founding of this Nation, from fighting alongside George Washington in the Revolutionary War to his role as a "devil's advocate" in drafting the Articles of Confederation and then the Constitution. He was also this nations first Secretary of the Treasury - a totally appropriate person to put on money!

    Regarding Ayn Rand, however, like freedomforall I think she'd object to being placed on fiat currency because of the false proposition of value. I'd rather see her on a $10 gold coin.
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    • Posted by $ sjatkins 5 years, 4 months ago
      I do like the potential exalting of Rand before millions of people that this would entail. I also like thumbing the nose at many elements this would greatly tick off.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 5 years, 4 months ago
    The issue actually, however, has nothing to do with women and their contributions. It is all about marginalizing the Founding Fathers of this nation and their contributions to the birth of what used to be the greatest nation of free will and natural rights this world has ever known. They want to start with Hamilton because most people have never studied American History and don't understand his role in the Founding of this Nation, from fighting alongside George Washington in the Revolutionary War to his role as a "devil's advocate" in drafting the Articles of Confederation and then the Constitution. He was also this nations first Secretary of the Treasury - a totally appropriate person to put on money!

    Regarding Ayn Rand, however, like freedomforall I think she'd object to being placed on fiat currency because of the false proposition of value. I'd rather see her on a $10 gold coin.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 5 years, 4 months ago
    The issue actually, however, has nothing to do with women and their contributions. It is all about marginalizing the Founding Fathers of this nation and their contributions to the birth of what used to be the greatest nation of free will and natural rights this world has ever known. They want to start with Hamilton because most people have never studied American History and don't understand his role in the Founding of this Nation, from fighting alongside George Washington in the Revolutionary War to his role as a "devil's advocate" in drafting the Articles of Confederation and then the Constitution. He was also this nations first Secretary of the Treasury - a totally appropriate person to put on money!

    Regarding Ayn Rand, however, like freedomforall I think she'd object to being placed on fiat currency because of the false proposition of value. I'd rather see her on a $10 gold coin.
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