Imagine two similar scenarios from two different economies. A man walks into a store and purchases a liter of milk and pays 2 US Dollars cash. A man walks into a store and purchases a liter of milk and pays 2 US Shares cash. Imagine the two different economies involved especially the one that supports the US shares. ( a share being legal tender - essentially no different in use as a dollar) How could that economy work? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Example: Would it work in away that generates savings ( say for retirement) and community participation (patriotism)? What if the Government issued dividends annually based on how many Shares you held at the end of a financial cycle? Call it a cash share or a money share or a government bond share if you like. The idea is to imagine all dollar words on current currency be changed to Shares and that those shares have added value simply because they are actually shares in a nations prosperity. Making profound changes to the nature of money in the mean time. Psychologically this would have profound impact over time. IMO. Sure it may take a generation or two but would it not be a step towards offering part of a solution to the "unemployed due to technology" (UDTT) issue facing us now and more so in the future? Any thoughts welcome!