As much as we’d hate to contribute to this Ebola talk, since the media has done a fine job at blowing it out of proportion (the disease has existed/been followed for 38 years), we wanted to point one of our favorite points about paper money: It’s full of germs!
It’s not just Ebola either that could be passed around on dollar bills. Researchers from all over the world are testing how well of a conduit paper money is, in regard to disease:
It’s so gross to think about, we know. This is just another reason why the dollar eventually has to go – economic reasons will bring about its inevitable fate, but until then let’s focus on how unhealthy it is to carry around these unhygienic pieces of paper. As we’ve talked about before, it’s a downfall of the dollar, but an upside to cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin!