.(Bill (McGunnigle wrote :- ) “Hence the deliberate policy of
ridicule directed towards us particularly the "funny money" tag.”
(Joe replies: -) I believe that tag originated when Premier Aberhart of Alberta initiated
his own peculiar version of so-called ‘social
credit’ and issued ‘‘Prosperity Certificates” as a form
of Provincial currency during the Depression.
The “Prosperity Certificates” were indeed “funny money”. They had to be ‘spent’ within a
prescribed time period to retain their face value, otherwise a special ‘stamp’
had to be periodically purchased, (in ‘real’ money!), and affixed
to them. There is absolutely nothing of a ‘’funny
money” scheme like that in Douglas Social Credit, and Douglas himself
disavowed the whole idea of money that quickly ‘disappeared’ if saved.