I'm not sure whose idea it was to glue coins onto the sidewalk in the popular Drag area of town, and I don't really see the point to it either. But in certain areas - like in front of the University Co-op - you will see bright, shiny coins that just won't come off the ground, no matter how hard you try to pry them off.
After all, there are a lot of homeless people on The Drag. What are they supposed to do when they see these coins - use a chisel to extract them?
I've seen things like this in Vegas, too, and I just don't understand the significance.
My fellow financial gurus here in Austin would agree that money is meant to be set free to be invested and to grow. It was never meant to be stuck to the sidewalk.
This has been Derrick Wescott, reporting a local tragedy.