Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Introducing the Financial Pages.

This is where the buck stops. Dead in its tracks. This is the currency wars page. This is where we talk about stock markets and real estate markets and pigs in the poke and poking economists in the eye with a sharp stick.

The history of economics and the history of money will be discussed here, too. The logo for this page is historical money I own. I can't go to a bank and redeem these notes because their currency failed in the past and they are now no longer valid. Each one of these notes have a history we ignore at our peril. They represent a terrible past, a bloody past. People died because of these pieces of fragile paper.

Each one's fall involved our families in harsh ways, dealing death and destruction.

The history of money is sobering. And we will discuss it in relation to the news as the news happens.

Thank you,

Elaine Supkis, editor

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