This week, renowned blogger Matthew Yglesias argued that moving away from a physical currency would make the US economy recession proof. He points out that a time-tested approach to ending recessions is cutting interest rates, since "when rates fall, business investment, homebuilding, and durable goods purchases all rise and next thing you know everybody’s back to work." The problem is that currently the US has interest rates are already near one percent, and any drop below zero would lead "people [to] just withdraw money and store it in shoeboxes." That is, unless taking cash out of the bank was not an option. In this case, argues Yglesias, a negative interest rate would incentivize those with money in the bank to invest, make purchases and spend the country out of recession as they have in times past.