Δευτέρα, 21 Νοεμβρίου 2005

This is nuts! (En värdelös statlig produkt)

After a bonanza of armoured money transports in Sweden, (Not mention a spectacular robbery at the Securitas depot in Stockholm), some extremely bright civil servants have proposed the following monstrosity:

-Since neither the security companies nor the Swedish police seem able to prevent the cash robberies, maybe it is time to withdraw all the 1000, 500, 100 crown bank notes. 50 crown bank notes and 20 crown bank notes alongside the now existing coins will remain in circulation for the smaller transactions. The rest of the transactions will be conducted by credit and cash cards.

Some arguments:
- Practically all of the criminal economic transactions are made in cash.
- If someone loses his wallet full 'o cash, then the money is gone for good, BUT if you lose your card, you can always apply for a new one.
- Hey with only nickels and dimes around the robbers won't have anything worth robbing right?

And finally according to an other genius, it seems that banknotes have proved to be a defective state product. In order to protect the public it has to be revoked.

Oh dear. Just when I thought that Swedish officials were getting some sense.

Guys whatever happened to policing, efficient that is. Why on earth won't you fund the police instead of making ridiculous proposals , which if implemented can prove by far costlier. Like the bad guys won't steal and forge cash cards/credit cards in a much larger scale than they already do now.

Talk about of a measure of the type "Tooth hurts, then cut off the whole head".

If one is into conspiracy theories, he/she could assume that the whole thing is just a pretext for the Swedish state to impose an even stricter control over its citizens.

Oh well. I guess Mr Bodström will fix that too.

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