This week my Patch editorial was dedicated to my furbabies in heaven, Bob and Brian.

Birds chirping in trees still bare, motorcycles rumbling on the highway around the corner, tulips anxiously peeking out from the damp ground. Yep, its the beginning of spring. A time for which we all await. But spring also brings an issue that has deeply bothered me for years. During this time of year we begin to see the roaming of outdoor cats.

I believe that if you chose to be a fur-parent, you agreed to take on that responsibility as though your pet were a child. Would you allow your child to run freely through the streets, alleys and garbage of the city? For those who live in the county, there are concerns there, too.  READ MORE


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  1. When gold and silver are used as money, the money supply can grow only if the supply of these metals is increased by mining. This rate of increase will accelerate during periods of gold rushes and discoveries, such as when Columbus discovered the new world and brought back gold and silver to Spain, or when gold was discovered in California in 1848. This causes inflation, as the value of gold goes down. However, if the rate of gold mining cannot keep up with the growth of the economy, gold becomes relatively more valuable, and prices (denominated in gold) will drop, causing deflation. Deflation was the more typical situation for over a century when gold and paper money backed by gold were used as money in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    Modern day monetary systems are based on fiat money and are no longer tied to the value of gold. The control of the amount of money in the economy is known as monetary policy. Monetary policy is the process by which a government, central bank, or monetary authority manages the money supply to achieve specific goals. Usually the goal of monetary policy is to accommodate economic growth in an environment of stable prices. For example, it is clearly stated in the Federal Reserve Act that the Board of Governors and the Federal Open Market Committee should seek “to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.

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