On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 11:02:01AM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote: > On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 08:40:20AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: > > > On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 02:55:22PM +0700, OutBackDingo wrote: > > > > > > > How many Zimbabwe dollars, I wonder? This seems to give the finest > > > > measurement for approximations to zero... > > > > > > I think this is a bit uncalled for, it might have been in a candid > > > manner, but there are alot of locations in the world using FreeBSD > > > quite effectively where most people live on less then a dollar a day > > > Id also like to note your so called US dollar isnt fairing so well. > > > Pretty soon might it also be worth 0.00. I do think we should try not to > > > insult the ecomonics of other countries > > > > The US Dollar hasn't really been worth anything since 1975 at the latest. > > People just haven't figured that out yet. > > Neither have most of the things people are buying with it. > So, it all evens out. > It people only bought what they really need, the dollar would > be high, and the economy would be totally stagnant. Who knows, > maybe that would be better than what we have now.
That wouldn't solve the problem of the US dollar being a fiat currency. Basically, under a fiat currency, trying to financially plan for the future is a matter of gambling the economy won't blow up in your face in the interim -- which is anything but a sure bet. -- Chad Perrin [ content licensed PDL: http://pdl.apotheon.org ] Jeff Henager: "If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology."
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