Dear Dr. Richard Ebeling,
You write in the Cobden Centre blog: "In a free society, people in the marketplace should decide what they wish to use as money, not the government."
But we do, do we not! I certainly feel free to use cowrie shells, but find GB£ more convenient at home and pesos more convenient in Mexico.
In my book, anyone who thinks it would be 'better' to let the rich and powerful freely exploit the poor is either mad, or disgusting. The question is where to draw the line, where to intervene, and where to let greed drive innovation (as it undoubtedly does).