Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 6, 2012, 5:41 a.m. EST by Builder
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For mine, the real trouble with money started when someone convinced our government to sell all of the gold that was the "standard" behind the intrinsic value of our money, and float our money on the international stock exchange.
That was when the rot set in.
I'm talking about Australian currency, which is currently worth so much, it's cheaper for me to buy builder's tools from the US, and have them shipped to Australia.
Used to be, not so long ago, that Australian dollars were never worth more than about seventy cents US.
That's one of the troubles with money. It's now so cheap for me to buy stuff from your country, that my retailers are gonna go broke. Not such a big issue, when I realise that a lot of "my" big retailers are actually offshore companies, pretending to be homies.
I hear that outsourcing is gonna kill off capitalism, and allow the developing nations to end up taking over the established western nations, and those individuals that are selling off our assetts will be resettling their fat asses in the southern hemisphere, to avoid the future "scourge" of the north.
Charming. Gotta love capitalism, don'tcha?