When Money Dies - Fergusson

By Tom Duncan
“Just before the First World War in 1913, the German mark, the British Shilling, the French franc, and the Italian lira were all worth about the same, and four or five of any were worth about a dollar. At the end of 1923, it would have been possible to exchange a shilling, a franc or a lira for up to 1,000,000,000,000 marks, although in practice by then no one was willing to take marks in return for anything. The mark was dead, one million-millionth of its former self. It had taken almost ten years to die.” Get it here.When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany Adam Fergusson New York, NY: William Kimber & Co, Ltd., 1975.

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