EXCHANGE: 1,300 Men with a Mission

When the Great Chief of the White House

Called the tribes of men together For a conference on wampum In the forest of New Hampshire, Came the prophets of the nations, Foremost in their craft and wisdom. . . . Keynes urged, "Be not slave to wampum, Throw away the truss of wampum, Start a fund for prudent lending, That all tribes of men may borrow, Each get credit from the other, Using anything for wampum, Sterling, beads or even fishbones." Morgenthau, the Chief of Wall Street, Tighter strapped the...

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