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Interesting blast from the past
I came across an interesting little piece of paper inside a 1979 Southern Living Cookbook. It was from The Life Insurance Companies of America and was undated so not sure when this was printed but assume the 80’s.
It was a ballot, a citizens’ crusade against inflation. I thought how timely it was to find it now, when we are faced with such challenging financial shifts and changes.
Here is what citizens were asked to commit to on these ballots:
(of course, this content is from Life Insurance Companies in America and any copyrights would be theirs, not mine.)
I vote to self-control inflation.
I recognize and accept my personal responsibility and will share my views with others.
Here’s how I’ll do my share:
I will not ask for new government programs that require deficit financing and will expect our elected officials to do the same.
I will support a sound monetary policy by restricting my use of personal credit.
I will not expect or ask for government regulations unless the social benefit justifies the cost.
I will commit myself to being personally more productive and will support efforts that encourage industry to invest in new plants and equipment, product development and job training.
I will make every effort to conserve energy.
I, the undersigned, commit myself to the citizen’s crusade against inflation and pledge to honor my commitment to self-control it to the best of my ability.