Monday, September 26, 2011

On my former blog I asked the question if anyone had heard of when Russians used to wallpaper their bathrooms with their currency because it was cheaper than actually buying wallpaper.  Well.  Not only did the blogosphere let me down but I was wrong about a couple things.  Thankfully my ignorance was corrected by NPR's Planet Money podcast "The Economic Catastrophe that Germany can't Forget" - and surprise!  It was actually Germany in the 1920s where inflation was so high that people wallpapered their bathrooms with currency.  Mystery solved!  And sympathy for Germany, of course.

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