I spent some time this morning with CBC Radio, chatting about two different approaches to security – those who horde gold in their bunkers and those who keep backyard chickens. It was a fun, light-hearted look at a serious subject.
Which is worth more? A pound of gold or a pound of feathers?
It’s got me thinking.
Of course, the obvious answer (to me) is simple:
You can’t eat gold.
And really, if everything is about to go to pot like these folks believe it might (and I’m not saying it might not – you never know!), what use would gold be, really?
Gold has some uses, but is helpful primarily as a means of trade in a developed economic system. If the world ends tomorrow, safe to say most hungry folks wouldn’t be too keen to trade egg-laying chickens for a useless block of metal.
Maybe that’s just me.
So if gold’s not the answer to security in troubled times, what is?