November 26, 2004

Another cheery note.

Bank note, that is ... courtesy of SF writer Bruce Sterling, currently in Belgrade.

Brother, can you spare a billion?

This is a ten-billion-dinar note. This is what happens when your regime has a bunch of unnecessary wars and loses them, as the administration's cronies loot the treasury, in an orgy of self-righteous media propaganda. [...]

The Euro is at a buck-thirty-two at the moment. Not too long ago, the Europeans got really proud and excited when their newborn Euro was worth one dollar.

[Actually, the Euro passed US $1.33 today, and its rise shows no sign of ending.]

Of course, we all know that it's ridiculous to think that the US would embark on a blind nationalistic course that do such damage to the economy that the result could be compared to Milosevic's disastrous leadership of the former Yugoslavia. Right?

Via Electrolite.

Posted by Magpie at November 26, 2004 01:27 PM | International | Technorati links |
Comments

I'm getting really nervous about our weakening currency.

Posted by: jr at November 26, 2004 01:49 PM

You know, people used to make jokes (and Jon Stewart was among them, I think Gallagher was another one :p) about buying Canada out instead of fighting wars.

You know what? With the Canadian Dollar rising against the dollar (along with the Euro's gains) I'd be more concerned about AMERICA being bought out in the future.

"New England brought to you buy Great Britian"
"The Midwest borught to you in part by Canada and Lord Stanley's Cup"

Etc

Posted by: John at November 26, 2004 08:21 PM