In the name of PROSPERITY
Paper money was printed
To exchange for goods -
Paper which represented gold
A yellow metal buried deep in the earth
Which was dug out, purified, cast into bars
The more paper one used
The richer one was thought to be.
Soon paper was spent
Quicker than gold was extracted.
So into the vaults went I.O.U.
Instead of O.R.E.
But the makers of goods
Accepted the paper
And paid the people who made the goods
Who then would give the paper to people
Who grew the food and then they gave . . .
Soon everyone had enough for their needs.
But the more they had
The more did they crave.