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Forum Post: Make Two Dollar Bills the Official Currency of the Movement

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 26, 2011, 3:56 p.m. EST by jhurlburt (2)
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It goes without saying that OWS protestors shouldn't use debit or credit cards for their purchases since their use supports big banks. Using cash is key. Given this, if protestors want to show local business their economic might using $2 bills would be a good start.

Because $2 bills are uncommon in daily use, their use can make a particular group of spenders visible. A documented case of using two-dollar bills to send a message to a community is the case of Geneva Steel and the communities in surrounding Utah County. In 1989, Geneva Steel paid its employee bonuses in $2 bills. When the bills began showing up everywhere, people recognized the importance of the company to the local economy.



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[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

This is an interesting idea. You could also write OWS in the border, kind of like the 'Where's George' $1 bills.