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user-inactivated  ·  3313 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid? - The Atlantic

    Later emperors all used free or greatly subsidized grain to keep the populace fed.

When you have a populace that would starve to death if you gave them actual grain ... a fiat currency is a wise substitute.

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