These original Kirt's Cogitations™
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Real Plastic Money
"Will you be paying
for that with plastic or plastic," might be what you will hear coming
from store cashiers in the not-too-distant future if Treasuries around
the world have their way. Australia claims to have had a resounding
success circulating bills fabricated out of thin plastic material. The
ability to create transparent regions within the colorful bills supposedly
makes counterfeiting all but impossible, and the plastic lasts years
longer than paper bills. Canada might be the next country to make the