|Quoting bhill (Reply 3):|
Donno...the US Dollar has been working pretty well so far..
Since we decided a few weeks ago to adopt leaves as legal tender, we have, of course all become immensely rich.
No really? Really?
Yes, very good move…
But, we have also run into a small inflation problem on account of the high level of leaf availability. Which means that I gather the current going rate has something like three major deciduous forests buying one ship’s peanut. So, um, in order to obviate this problem and effectively revalue the leaf, we are about to embark on an extensive defoliation campaign, and um, burn down all the forests. I think that’s a sensible move don’t you?
|Quoting GatorFan (Reply 9):|
Ask the Greeks if they support a unified currency?
|Quoting Rara (Reply 8):|
Recently, however, we've seen the whole world economy going through crisis at the same time, something that never happened before. If that becomes the norm, the introduction of a world currency may be nearer than we think..
|Quoting UAL747 (Reply 7):|
Start reading the "Left Behind" series! Any good Southern Baptist, such as myself, knows that a one world currency is the sign that the anti-christ is here. I'm so scared of what's going to happen Sunday at Church. You should have seen it when the "One World Alliance" was unveiled! Pandemonium! (grasps bible NNIV version, edited for agenda).
|Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):|
A single currency becomes the premise for an increasingly global planet. A virtual currency capable of speaking a single, comprehensible language to foster humankind's innate desire to go farther, to surpass boundaries, and move towards true principles of peace, freedom, brotherhood and understanding beyond issues of race, political and religious beliefs and party interests.
|Quoting CPH-R (Reply 2):|
It was a publicity stunt from mr. Medvedev
|Quoting GatorFan (Reply 11):|
The only way a global currency would work is if you unified gov't as well. Partial integration where national sovereignty is retained eventually causes problems. Just look at the EU right now. You've got relatively responsible gov't making good fiscal and monetary policies whose coin has the same value as gov't where spending is out of control.
|Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 12):|
I could maybe in the extremely distant future see "continental" currencies, but a single world currency? Hell no.
|Quoting Rara (Reply 18):|
Yes, but what the alternative be, if Greece wasn't in the Euro zone? State bankruptcy and extreme devaluation of the Greek drachma, most likely.
|Quoting Rara (Reply 18):|
Then their investment is lost, they write off their investments, lose profits, and thus all other countries suffer from bankruptcies, less taxes and increased unemployment.
|Quoting TheCol (Reply 16):|
Putin and his cronies want to make it look like they are running the show. Even though they aren't pushing the intimidation factor, the Russian people seem to eat up that kind of publicity.