Originally Posted by psionl0
Thanks. That's very interesting!
I guess it's kind of ... not unlikely, that some economist, some time, would have tried to think up some 'ideal' currency.
Crypto does seem to offer a way. Not bitcoin, but perhaps one of the others, perhaps one yet to be put out there, that, in theory, and if people took to it, might actually work as some kind of global currency that doesn't have the glaring shortcomings of the USD or gold or such other.
As for demurrage, surely in such a scenario, the mattress would be the rational place to park one's savings? If, that is, there were no inflation? Although I guess you'd still incur a cost in terms of physical risk, or of physical security to mitigate that risk.
But I haven't yet read that thread you've linked. I look forward to doing that, later on. No doubt these basics would've been addressed there.