Facial diversity

Today when you look at paper money in the U.S., you can tell at a glance what denomination you’re dealing with: Washington is on the one, Jefferson on the two, Lincoln on the five, Hamilton on the ten, Jackson on the twenty, Grant on the fifty and Franklin on the hundred.

Which means you can actually get away with not being able to read the words or numbers on these bills. All you need to do is recognize faces.

Yet all of that might change soon. If Donald Trump is elected in November, it is doubtful that he would tolerate so much unnecessary facial diversity.

By early 2017, the line-up is likely to be far more consistent: Trump on the one, Trump on the two, Trump on the five, Trump on the ten, Trump on the twenty, Trump on the fifty and Trump on the hundred.

Also, of course, Trump on the twelve, to match the number of articles in the U.S. Constitution. 🙂

The good news is that in order to know what money we are spending, we will actually need to be able to read the numbers on the bills. Which means that Donald Trump can legitimately say that his campaign is promoting literacy.

Isn’t that wonderful?

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