Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Big, Bigger, Biggest; Broke, Broker, Brokest!

The numbers look impressive, especially all those zeroes, but at the end of the day, you're not going to be getting much bang for your one hundred billion dollar buck in Zimbabwe.

The African nation which is suffering from runaway hyper- inflation, just issued a new bill of currency, the 100 Billion Dollar bill, a fine looking piece of parchment that if you run to the bank fast will fetch you at least 10 dollars Canadian.

It's indicative of the impoverished state of the nation as it continues to spiral into free fall, under the less than helpful reign of Robert Mugabe.

Should you be looking for bargains with your 100 Billion Dollar bill, a few eggs , three in fact will pretty well tap you out.
And forget about a loaf of bread that would more than likley take more than the 100 Billion dollars, making for a repeated trips to the bank machine we suspect, dispensing 100 Billion bills like we would go through twenties...
However, there is one person in the world who might make good use of this brand new denomination!

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