Energy and Water

Besides water, can you think of a commodity used by more people than energy? Everyone uses electricity. The Census says there are 111 million homes in America, and 111 million homes use electricity. If we can find a way to use energy – especially electricity – as a medium of exchange, then we have money for the 21st Century. It has the commodity advantages that gold and silver have and has the widespread use that paper money has. In Table 1.2, if we extend to the future, Power Currency would fall into the category of ‘Hard Money.’