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Venezuela's Plummeting Bolívar Dips into Hyperinflation - PanAm Post

Venezuela's Plummeting Bolívar Dips into Hyperinflation - PanAm Post | money money money | Scoop.it
Venezuela is the first country since Iran in 2012 to suffer the tell-tale signs of hyperinflation with no help on the way.
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When Money Dies: Germany And Fiat Money After 1910

When Money Dies: Germany And Fiat Money After 1910 | money money money | Scoop.it

The story of the destruction of the German mark during the hyper-inflation of Weimar Germany from 1919 to its horrific peak in November 1923 is usually dismissed as a bizarre anomaly in the economic history of the twentieth century. But no episode better illustrates the dire consequences of unsound money or makes a more devastating, real-life case against fiat-currency: where there is no restraint, monetary death will follow.

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Germany's hyperinflation-phobia

Germany's hyperinflation-phobia | money money money | Scoop.it

HYPERINFLATION is among the worst catastrophes that can befall an economy. It can destroy output and destabilise societies. The hoarding of real assets, such as property and precious metals, wrecks business and financial investment in countries afflicted by it. Business costs soar, as wages and prices have to be increased on an hourly basis, reducing productivity. Foreign investment evaporates as the financial risks of doing business rise. The sudden redistribution of wealth from creditors to debtors can eat at civil society and discredit political institutions. John Maynard Keynes, as early as 1919, recognised the threat inflation posed to modern capitalist societies:

 
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