Tag: monetary inflation

Shortages Are Not Just For Ivan

The USSR was known for many things. Shortages were absolutely one of them. It was so bad that you could wait for up to 10 years to order and receive a car. And after that 10 year wait you got to be the proud owner of one of these. And

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Popular Currencies: What Benchmark are You Using?

Roughly 7 years ago I moved to NZ. The local currency was one of the cheapest on the planet and possibly the cheapest currency of any first world country in terms of purchasing power parity. It traded around 40 cents to the greenback. Real estate had not gone anywhere in

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