It’s often claimed ours is an oil-based economy, why not cut out all the complicated money stuff and just make petroleum the global currency?
At current prices, oil is about $1.19 per gallon. Hmm. That might make carrying enough money for a nice dinner for two a little inconvenient. $45 plus tip? (45+9)=$54 or 64 gallons of oil.
Maybe we should switch to a cocaine-based economy.