After another day of free-falling stocks and financial downgrades, the US Treasury has announced plans to abandon the dollar and move to a more stable form of currency. An official statement is expected later today as to the form of this exchange tool, but experts predict a return to some type of barter and trade system.
The most likely decision will be a return to using livestock as a form of payment. It is expected that the chicken will form the basic unit of the new currency, with an increasing value paid on larger animals, such as 10 chickens to a goat, 100 chickens to pig and 1000 chickens to a milking cow. Conversely, one chicken will be worth 10 eggs or 10 mice or 100 bumblebees.
The nation's ATM manufactures are scrambling to adapt their machines to accept deposits in the new payment forms.