Abbas’s Gift To The World

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Recently while on assignment in Sweden, to report on the fantastic inclusive development of nearly a half million new Swedish citizens from as far away as Eritrea and Pakistan, we had the good fortune to visit the ABBA museum in Stockholm. Having been long time fans of ABBA and been lucky enough to attend a performance by our local LGBT theater of the musical Mamma Mia just a week earlier it was with some excitement that we were to visit their museum. But boy were we in for a pleasant surprise.

The ABBA museum is totally cashless! Wow – how forward thinking is that. You can pay with your swipe card and they’ve even got RFID chip readers at every point of sale – but they will not accept dirty disease spreading cash. In fact they’re not afraid to tell you to take your outdated relic of an unenlightened age and shove it. They will not serve you unless you have a bank accredited payment method.

We wondered what had inspired them to be so progressive. Were they worried about the lower bound problem challenging the omnipotence of our wise central bankers? Were they worried about the cost of printing up all those smelly bank notes? No.

It was as simple as Björn Ulvaeus’ son having his bicycle stolen. Björn quickly deduced that if the thief could not quickly swap his son’s bike for a 200 kr note no one would ever have to suffer the indignity of a lost bicycle again.

We were truly impressed by how the artistic mind works. Rather than sullying himself with all sorts of crazy thoughts like, what is money and and where does it come from? He instantly came to the correct conclusion that if we just get rid of cash there will be no more crime and we can all live happily ever-after in a Swedish rainbow community. Brilliant!

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

What an inspiration that must have been!

Björn was quite a poet in his day, and often wrote about the frustration of the proletariat concerning finances. On the one hand, he could see the evil attraction of personal financial inequality, on the other hand he knew this would set the revolution back. I think his own words express his sentiments far better than I could:

Title: Das Kapital in Stockholm

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain’t it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That’s too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn’t have to work at all, I’d fool around and have a ball…
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man’s world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man’s world
Aha-ahaaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It’s a rich man’s world

MillionDollarBonus_

Very interesting. I had no idea that ABBA were the architects in part of Swedish socialism. A cashless society does indeed eliminate black markets, in addition to the array of other benefits such as reduced pressure on bank reserves, better monitoring of transactions, and the ability of governments to exercise greater control over peoples’ money in an emergency. I dream of a future when the government can simply deduct taxes, fines and levies from peoples’ bank accounts without even notifying them – imagine how efficient and convenient this will be? Cash is dead – we need a global cashless currency, and we need to phase out this dated relic of cash worldwide.

Excellent article Rich!

ted alexander
ted alexander

How do we know when to support the new leader? I don’t feel ready to show personal discretion about such a thing.

MillionDollarBonus_

Trump will never be my president. The Russians clearly hacked our election and I therefore refuse to recognize him as President. The UN is my government, and Obama will always be my president. I want Obama to head up the UN, and then progressives can work to delegate US sovereignty to our global officials.

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

ABBA is important from an historical perspective because ABBA, more than any group, created guilt and self-hatred amongst the colonialist European invaders. Whites finally looked at their reflection and realized how truly awful it really was. Just look at them!!! Unacceptable!!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_9CiNkkn4

OhMy
OhMy

Yeah it wouldnt be possible to trade the bike for something else, like bartering?

Sign me up for complete government control. It worked out great in Germany during Hitler and USSR during Stalin and…:.:

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

I detect sarcasm here, which we don’t tolerate as an accredited news source.

Stalin had his heart in the right place but was on rare occasions over-zealous with his methods.

Welshman
Welshman

As a white, i feel responsible for people i havenever met and some which were born and died before me. I love it when because of my skin color i am lumped in with everyone else.

What do they call that again? I forgot…

Thank you.

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

White Privilege.

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