Friday, November 12, 2010
Keeping Warm in the Weimar Republic
In is amazing the creativity and resiliency of people. In the picture above the lady is using her German Money to burn in the fireplace to keep warm. The money was worth less than the equivalent weight of firewood, so she would just burn the money to keep warm.
I enjoyed all the comments yesterday on things people had noticed about "Stealth Inflation" here. Stealth Inflation is when they reduce the contents or quality of an item, rather than raise its price. Especially interesting was the Evil Nate Maas's observation about soap bars. I had actually always wondered if he even used soap. So now we know. Notice however, suspiciously absent from him post was any mention of the recent changes in the size of deodorant cans.