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Five hundred billion dinars. Do you have change for this?

Tuesday, 25 August 2009 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 34 Comments »

UPDATE: This is now for sale, along with others, at my new site, Big Banknotes. Five hundred billion dinars. Yugoslavia, 1993. [caption id="attachment_2974" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Five hundred billion dinars - Yugoslavia 1993 XF/EF - Click image for full-size scan"][/caption] This note once held ...

Full of stupid, honey

Friday, 27 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
crime, mind control | Comments Off on Full of stupid, honey

The world is full of stupid. That doesn't mean that "most people are stupid," a proposition to which 95% of citizens surveyed will agree. But when I see dozens commentators on talk shows discussing bailouts, tax increases (and, properly, taxes at all), ...

Dear tool

Wednesday, 24 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
people | 17 Comments »

You are the technician tightening bolts on the Enola Gay. You are the clerk with the bad attitude behind the desk at the motor vehicles office. You are the janitor cleaning up the blood after the firing squad is finished. ...

US government announces new logo

Friday, 3 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
art, economics | 8 Comments »

A warm welcome to all StumbleUpon users! While you're here, click around a bit before whacking "stumble" again... there's a lot more here than this old thing! --Mike

How ya gonna hyperinflate with no fancy paper, Mugabe?

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 2 Comments »

From the LA Times: Lack of bank note paper threatens Zimbabwe economy The country, already suffering hyperinflation, is on the brink of financial collapse, analysts say. HARARE, ZIMBABWE -- It has come to this: Zimbabwe is about to run out of the paper ...

Put up prices: go to prison

Monday, 9 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 1 Comment »

That Robert Fico and his government are utterly ignorant of how markets work should come as a surprise to nobody. But then, they do say that ignorance is bliss... Me, I'm off to go jack up the rates I charge to ...

$95.6 million for a beer, the price of central banking in Zimbabwe

Thursday, 15 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 1 Comment »

From the Independent Institute blog: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Z$1.2 billion dinner check from Zimbabwe "][/caption] Ah, good old hyperinflation. Reminds me of a couple of old banknotes I keep lying around for fun: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="One hundred million billion pengő, ...
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