how to get by in a dirt-poor country with hyperinflation and prices like new york city

Discussion in 'Economics' started by zdreg, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. zdreg


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  2. toc


    When Commie Mugabe declared that any company over $500K would need to have 50% indigenous ownership, then that meant no one is going to invest in his country from outside.

    Even at 100% ownership, with his messed up administration and corruption other than "charity minded" governments, no private party would like to even consider an investment.

    Once commie Mugabe and his cronies are gone, then "rest of the world" world should make efforts to forgive $10B external debt of Zimbabwe and give them a little jump start towards a slightly better tomorrow.

    However, make sure to not hand in even $1 in charity or aid as it will disappear into the abyss of third world corruption.
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  3. DaveV


    That is exactly the same law that they have in China.
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  4. zdreg


    hyperinflation is possible in the US. point of article is learning to deal with it.
  5. toc


    Same law in UAE and other oil rich Arab countries too but world is investing in both China and ME with high motivation. The set up of African corruption and lawless societies does not jive well with foreign investments.
  6. ironchef


    Why don't we have the same law as in China and USE...? Last I looked, China has the second largest economy in the world and UAE's per capita is approaching ours.
  7. JackRab


    "The first person I speak to properly about this is Colin, who messages me on Grindr one weeknight and agrees to meet the next day"

    Grindr... isn't that that gay-hookup app? :D:D
    Funny way to interview locals....
  8. JackRab


    The writer has some poor economic/monetary knowledge though...

    A lot of what happened makes perfect sense to me. Collapse of own economy and production. Central Bank was/is probably tied too much to the Government, so the Goverment started printing to pay the bills. No income to pay for expenses... Bankruns to get money out and buy stuff before it gets too expensive. The people piling into stocks and real estate. No more credit, since money evaporates. Expensive items due to local production stalling and need to import.

    The mandate of the FED and ECB etc is different than some other poorer countries' central banks. If the European or US government says, hey print me some money... that won't fly as easy with ECB/FED. In Zimbabwe they probably said... sure... here you go Mugabe. Mugabe's system relied on keeping the political power and he needed to give those who gave that power enough to support him. That's a big difference with the West. Not that it might never happen in western world though... but less likely.
  9. MrMuppet


  10. JackRab


    #10     Nov 16, 2017