Greatest Problem For Rhetoric: Abstracts Vs. Concretes
(Apollonian, 15 Apr 13)
This is great expo by Prof. Woods (see http://www.tomwoods.com/blog/the-greenbackers-fake-quote-industry/#disqus_thread). I suspect the aim by these green-backers is to parasitize and hi-jack the end-the-Fed movement by the Ron Paul fans in order to pretend the answer is to just have the gov. issue the money--like the French Assignats and Confederate money--though they wouldn't dare mention these fiascoes and the horrific results.
To me, the way to handle the issue of money, esp. in ref. to the Fed, and including the "greenback" issue, is to simply note only gold/silver can be real money, as it's commodity, hence finite and limited in quantity, and cannot be COUNTERFEITED (too easily).
Problem is the money issue is now sooooo miserably ABSTRACTED, most people have difficulty bringing it down to simple, CONCRETE terms. Thus, I always make it pt. to say: paper money is COUNTERFEITING, pure and simple--and it doesn't matter who does it, gov., or private interests.
For when one uses word, COUNTERFEITING, people, even kidsoes, immediately understand.
Then the shills can and do bring-up the supposed problem that gold and silver lead to "shortage of money" which is easily handled by basic general principle of quantity going down ("deflation") only then raises the price--which is what happened during late 19th cent., I understand, GDP increasing significantly, even w. deflation.
This basic problem of communicating w. people by means of abstractions vs. concretes was and still is surely the greatest political problem. Keeping things concrete and at same time accurate is the great rhetorical art.