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Around the Campfire: Take Pride in your Currency

Glint is all about inclusivity, through a greater democratisation of money; what we regard as money, and how we use money. For us, that means widening...

9 June 2021

Jason Cozens

Glint is all about inclusivity, through a greater democratisation of money; what we regard as money, and how we use money. For us, that means widening the use of gold as everyday currency, which we can spend and save in our daily lives. Glint wants to expand our community of gold users to include everyone.

To that end I read I was heartened this week to read of President Joe Biden’s proclamation that June 2021 is declared as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month”.

 

 

In one sense it’s a sad reflection of the prejudicial nature of our society that there is a need to have such a month. We are all human beings, with similar needs, tastes, and desires. In the 21st century it’s high time our societies jettisoned the notion that a different skin colour or gender self-identification should imply any lesser status.

The US is leading the way towards a greater embrace of diversity. Last June, at the height of the pandemic, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay and transgender workers are protected by federal civil rights laws; the 1964 Civil Rights Act, it ruled, also applies to gay and transgender people, meaning employers cannot fire them because of those characteristics. Five years previously, the Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage.

Attitudes towards LGBTQ people are changing around the world. According to a 2019 follow-up survey to one conducted in 2002 by the US-based Pew Research Center “many of the countries surveyed in 2002 and 2019 have seen a double-digit increase in acceptance of homosexuality”.

Perhaps most telling was the Pew finding that “attitudes on this issue are strongly correlated with a country’s wealth. In general, people in wealthier and more developed economies are more accepting of homosexuality than are those in less wealthy and developed economies”.

 

 

So if we want a world which is more tolerant of difference and more inclusive of diversity, then it would seem that one starting block is that countries become wealthier. And that individuals within those countries can be assured that their wealth has a greater chance of purchasing power stability. To me, that implies a greater reliance on gold, which of course goes up and down in value, as the universal currency – and Glint as the key to unlock that universal currency.

Until next week,

Jason

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