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Dear Mr. Congressman:

December 22, 1980

In the spirit of Christmas, I was wondering today whether we should make it legal for Americans to print their own money.

Making as much money as each American family needed would he a way of solving the present high interest rates. The new money would give the greatest stimulus to the economy that anyone could ever imagine. The resulting jobs would provide more prosperity for everyone. We wouldn’t have to worry about price increases because everyone could make as much money as he needed.  I can’t imagine what harm would be caused to anyone.

Please let me know what you can do to make this possible. Why haven’t we thought of this before?

Or have we?