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To: DeaconBenjamin
Coming soon, for a loaf of bread:
9 posted on 11/13/2012 4:11:10 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill
When I was growing up in the 1940s I collected stamps. One of my prized items was a German postage stamp, which was overprinted as selling for several billion (that's billion with a B) Marks. I can't remember the exact number now, but I do remember the billions.

It was only years later that I learned about the Weimar hyperinflation. I was appalled at the idea that someone could have worked hard, saved his money, only to find that his lifetime savings were no longer enough to buy a postage stamp.

Looks like we're well on the way there ourselves.

22 posted on 11/13/2012 5:05:38 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: carriage_hill

That looks like some of the money I was using in Argentina years ago. It was mind numbing.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 6:09:27 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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