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Unfairness or discrimination? Is there even a difference?

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Last week U.S. District Judge James Robertson ruled that the government must change the nation’s currency in order to give the blind and visually impaired a way to distinguish among the bills. According to Robinson, the currency violates the Rehabiliation Act which prevents discrimination on basis of disability in government programs. Noting that the US is the only country that prints all paper currency in uniform size and color, some suggestions made by Robinson included making bills of larger denomination larger in size, color distinguishing features, or raised numbers. The govenment was given ten days to appeal the ruling or thirty to start working on the problem. While I do believe that we could all benefit from this program, as there have certainly been times for one reason or another I could no longer see well enough to distinguish the numbers, is our money really discriminatory or is it just another example of how life is sometimes unfair? Is there even a difference?

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