Several years ago, during the pilot dispute, there were no domestic flights in Australia.
Remote places like Darwin, Cairns and Port Douglas went into crisis. They were tough times, everybody was in debt, and everybody lived on credit.
Fortunately, one day a rich American tourist stepped out of a taxi and walked into the lobby of a Port Douglas hotel.
He laid a 100 dollar note on the reception counter, and went to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to choose one.
The hotel owner immediately took the 100 dollar note and ran to pay his debt to the butcher.
The butcher took the 100 dollar note, and ran to pay his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer took the 100 dollar note, and ran to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.
The supplier of feed and fuel took the 100 dollar note and ran to pay his debt to his regular hooker who in these hard times, gave her "services" on credit.
The hooker ran to the hotel, and paid off her debt with the 100 dollar note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.
And just as the 100 dollar note was back on the counter of the hotel, the tourist came down after inspecting the rooms, and saying that he did not like any of the rooms took his 100 dollar note back and left the hotel lobby.
The whole town was now without debt, and looked to the future with a lot of optimism.