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They Just Wish They'd Thought of It Themselves

| March/April 2002

A collaboration between a Brooklyn entrepreneur and a California philosophy professor has produced a line of personal checks with a built-in political message.

The Cheque Republic (, according to co-founder Kathryn Weinstein, aims to "circulate critiques of money/economic forces with a form of money as the medium." The checks come labeled with messages such as "Wage Slave" and "Warning: Economics Has Made Me Selfish." The culture-jamming initiative is already making its mark, if early response from the business press is any indication. Forbes magazine called the checks the work of "Marxist pigs."

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