I don’t really like to make comments to news items on the Internet because I feel like they are just buried, and I don’t want to read through thousands of comments, nor do I have that kind of time.  So I’m writing a post on my blog, which is scantily read, if at all, for now.  Anyway, to the point.  I just read an article online that expounds what money practices are not legal.  One item is that we are not authorized to print our own money, unless it is much larger or smaller than real money, and generally that it cannot in any way be mistaken for real money.  And yet the fed can print money, ad nauseum, in the name of some policy or law or hidden agenda.  It’s called inflation, and it’s making our money less and less valuable.  It used to be, I assume since I didn’t live back then, that all were expected to work off a real budget of real income minus real expenses plus real savings equals zero.  Governments overbudget regularly, and now so many of them are in extreme debt, and we have to pay for this debt, with interest.  That debt is so large now, it can qualify as insanity.  And yet I still have to live within my means.