Monday, July 04, 2016

Washington, D.C. Was the Emerald City

The Yellow Brick Road was gold, the Emerald City was Washington DC, the Cowardly Lion represented politicians, the Tin Man industrialists, and the Scarecrow farmers. Oz, of course is short for "ounce." In the book, Dorothy's magical wizard shoes were silver, not gold.  It appears the whole thing was an allegory about tying silver to the gold standard -- or so it is now claimed.

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