Business: Fresh Money

Canada's Alberta was last week a proving ground for a money experiment so fantastic as to baffle financial experts. On the theory that fast-moving money would bring Prosperity to his battered Province, Alberta's Premier William Aberhart last fortnight issued a scrip he called "prosperity certificates" (TIME, Aug. 10.) They had dated spaces on the reverse side for 104 tiny if stamps which must be bought and attached week-by-week to keep the money "fresh" (i. e., acceptable). Premier Aberhart had produced a "money" that was actually cheaper to spend than to save.

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