Introduction of green chemistry will require a large sum of finance to conduct basic research and develop applications at various research institutes in the public and private sector. To meet the financial needs, the author suggests a change in the currency system commonly applied in most countries to a mix of debt currency and equity currency, in which the latter means currency directly issued by the government, thereby avoiding arguments on the upper limit of government bond issuance. In most advanced economies potentially with large excess supply capacities, bad inflation never takes place as long as workers can work in peace under good securities, and as long as additional budget can be used in proper manners. This new currency issuance system for sufficient public funding will not only support research and realization of green chemistry, but also solve social problems by assisting the underprivileged, etc.
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