1/3/07

The US Dollar is Crippled by the Euro

Thanks bush!
Euro Officially Surpasses Dollar | The Agonist: "
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The financial press reported last week that the euro, the new currency created only five years ago and used by most European nations, has supplanted the U.S. dollar as the most widely used form of cash internationally. There are now more Euros in circulation worldwide than dollars.

This alone is not necessarily troubling, as the dollar remains the world’s most important reserve currency. About 65% of foreign central bank exchange reserves are still held in dollars, versus only about 25% in euros. And the European Central Bank faces the same inflationary pressures that our own Federal Reserve Bank Governors face, including a growing entitlement burden that threatens economic ruin as both societies age. European politicians want to spend money just as badly as American politicians, and undoubtedly will clamor to inflate-- and thus devalue-- the euro to fund their creaky social welfare systems.

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Still, the rise of the Euro internationally is another sign that the U.S. dollar is not what it used to be. There is increasing pressure on nations to buy and sell oil in euros, and anecdotal evidence suggests that drug dealers and money launderers now prefer euros to dollars. Historically, the underground cash economy has always sought the most stable and valuable paper currency to conduct business.


This is what happens when supply-side economics and rampant 'shop 'til you drop' consumerism is the dominant economic policy of a nation."

Get ready to buy Euros and gold if you want to get by in this world. The rest of us that can't afford to? We're fucked! Thanks to bush voodoo economics and his limitless funding of endless war...

3 comments:

Heather Flanagan said...

Though you might find this video interesting:

http://peoplegeek.wordpress.com/2006/12/30/holiday-conspicuous-consumption-rant/

Connecticut Man 1 said...

I did enjoy it! Thanks for dropping it in the comments AND thanks for trying to make a difference...

heather Flanagan said...

I enjoy your blog! Thank you, too.