...money counting class. (You'll need to know when the inflation spiral gets rolling in earnest.)

Read it and laugh until you weep.


Manraag Singh brings us up to date on what's going on in the monetary experiment known as Zimbabwe:

"The Cato Institute estimates Zimbabwe's inflation rate at 89.7 sextillion percent. That is 89.7 million million million, or twenty-one zeroes behind the number.

"Putting that into perspective, the official count of stars in the universe is about 70 sextillion, apparently...

"On the plus side, Zimbabwe's share index is expected to double this year now that they are re-opening it with trading in US dollars...

"Gideon Gono had shut it down about three months ago after accusing some traders of using fraudulent cheques worth '60 hexillion' Zimbabwe dollars to buy shares. I haven't been able to find out how much a hexillion is..."