(noun, etymology Dutch from ‘boedel’: estate, possession, inheritance, stock.). 1. Crowd, pack, lot, as in ‘the whole boodle.’ 2. a. Counterfeit money b. Money acquired or spent illegally or improperly, particularly when used in bribery for political purposes. 3. Slang for money in general.

“Follow the money” by imagining the life of a bill from your wallet after it leaves your wallet. Choose a bill in any amount. Where will you spend it? Once you have spent it, where will it go? You don’t need to be too literal with this exercise, though you can be if you choose. If you spend it at your local coffee shop, what does the coffee shop do with that income? What do the people with whom the coffee shop interacts do with that income, and so on and so on? Or, if the dollar you spend becomes someone else’s change, where does it go from there? How many hands do you think it will touch? Where would you like to imagine that it goes?

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