I want to point out a quote that was sent to me in a comment by one of my readers...
Instituting the mark-of-the-beast system could come after the “not ... a dollar of coin or currency in circulation” scenario envisioned by Robert Hemphill, Credit Manager of the “Federal” Reserve Bank of Atlanta, who stated:
“If all the bank loans were paid no one would have a bank deposit and there would not be a dollar of coin or currency in circulation. This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation. If the banks create ample synthetic money, we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system. When one gets a complete grasp of the picture, the tragic absurdity of our hopeless position is almost incredible, but there it is. It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon.”