Better than Banknotes?
Paper can be the medium on which art finds its true expression. It can also be something on which bank notes are printed. Art can lead to Euphoria and so can money. A lot of families became very happy in the early days of the Euro because they could borrow very cheaply and indulge themselves. Now things are going wrong, especially in Cyprus where savers are set to lose part of their money as the banks are bailed out. Most Kiwis will not be aware but a similar provision is muted for here. Its called "Open Bank Resolution". Yawn, yawn, yawn, who wants to hear about than? The solution is both simple, enjoyable, & enduring. Take some of that paper with ink on it called money and exchange it for some paper or canvas with paint on it called art. Voltaire reminded us "all paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value -zero". A well chosen painting is different. Even if its monetary value does not increase it can still bring years of visual and cultural pleasure - and that in many respects is priceless.
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