Thomas Edison's Monetary Option

@article{Hammes2006ThomasEM,
  title={Thomas Edison's Monetary Option},
  author={David L. Hammes and Douglas T Wills},
  journal={Journal of the History of Economic Thought},
  year={2006},
  volume={28},
  pages={295 - 308}
}
In 1922, Thomas Edison publicly introduced his latest invention—a new type of money, a commodity-backed currency that he believed was the long-term solution to America's monetary woes. “I want to cast the variable out of money. This gold money is not good enough. It's a fiction” he boldly proclaimed (New York Times 1922). 
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