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Should the Dollar and Euro be combined?

  1. marymootoo profile image71
    marymootooposted 5 years ago

    Should the Dollar and the Euro be combined to create the new world currency? Making the old currency wortless? It could be called the Doluro!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Heavens, no. smile

    The last thing we want to do is get more financially tangled up with them than we already are.

    1. marymootoo profile image71
      marymootooposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      the doller or the euro

    2. IzzyM profile image84
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No no no you don't want anything to do with them dirty Europeans!  wink

      1. marymootoo profile image71
        marymootooposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Now now I am one, would you coose sterling instead!

      2. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, I am quite fond of you guys. But I think there is going to be an apocalyptic, financial crash and burn in your neck of the woods within 5 to 10 years. And we are already tangled up enough that it will probably throw the U.S. into a major depression as well.

        1. marymootoo profile image71
          marymootooposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          There are 3 rich nations China, India and Germany these are the countries that we borrow from to buy the goods they are selling, I think as far as economics is concerned new bomb shelters are needed, probably buy one from them. 'Is the sun going down on the great western empire'

          1. IzzyM profile image84
            IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Even Google are kow-towing to China. They are probably tied together financially anyway. Oh its OK for the Chinese to steal someone's work and re-post it 600 times, and then I get punished for their theft. Hmmm!

        2. IzzyM profile image84
          IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          So do I, and I think it is going to happen sooner than you think.

          Living within an area of the European monetary system, I look around and I see politicians (did I mention I hate politicians) spending money they haven't got to spend.

          Not on goods or services that are any use to the public, but on things like fountains and flower beds in public areas (formerly parking areas) and new houses for themselves, of course.

          An article on the BBC website the other day, mentioned that in the parts of Spain that changed their political allegiance at the last elections, they now find that their councils not only have no money, but that they cannot raise the money to pay public service workers.

          In one locality, the entire police force have gone on the sick.

          They are not, by law, allowed to strike, but they haven't been paid for 4 months since the elections in May!

          While this is sort of thing is true for Spain, Portugal, Greece and God knows where else, the European Community Monetary Fund is still being propped up by productive countries like Germany, and dare I say UK even though they are not part of the monetary system.

          It has reached crisis point.

 
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