How Many Ron Paul Dollars to the Amero?

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Zut alors and ¡ay caramba! You can now purchase Ameros, the hypothetical currency of the North American Union, the imaginary superstate conspiracy endorsed by Ron Paul in last week’s GOP debate. The creator of the Amero coins describes them as “private-issue fantasy pattern coins,” which is fitting, since the idea of the unified currency and the NAU is, well, a fantasy. (Why in the world would Canada want to hitch the loonie to the floundering greenback, anyway?) This isn’t the only fantasy currency connected to Paul: The Feds recently busted the private mint that had been selling a “Ron Paul Dollar” and is investigating its owner for manufacturing currency. So if you had $100 to spend on a currency from an alternate reality, would you stock up on Paul Bucks, Ameros, or Linden Dollars?

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