Yes… I can hear people groaning… another episode around economics… but… this isn’t just about economics, its about how the early colonies not just persevered against an early crisis but eventually came to invent their own money. And this is the story of how people overcame one of the most devastating shortages an economy can have but actually came up with something new so they wouldn’t need the thing they were short on.

It’s a core story about how the Colonies became the wealthy place they did and wealth, let’s face it, is a large reason why Earth wasn’t so keen to give up on the Colonies and chose to continue fighting them instead.

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