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If some resource (say, energy or water) would become an obvious bottleneck for "civilized" living, "indespensible" technology, or just survival, wouldn't that resourse become de facto hard currency?
No, it would become very expensive, and subject to rationing.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2014 at 02:23:38 PM EST
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