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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Money discriminates against blind people

A federal court ruled that paper money discriminates against blind people, since they can't tell how much the money is worth.

Note to Paulistas: This is because the blind can't read the number printed on the bill, not because we lack a gold standard and government printing of money reduces the value of the dollar.

The CEI's OpenMarket blog has a more informative discussion about the implications of the ruling. They argue that isn't just a "minor change", but will have a dramatic impact. For instance, every single vending machine in America will have to be replaced or updated to accept the new bills.

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