Monday, October 1, 2007

Brother, can you spare a Loonie?

It doesn't seem that long ago that I crossed the northern border, hopped up on ephedra and Amish sauerkraut balls, in search of bargains. I found a "Property of Deggrassi High" shirt at a thrift store and had the best fries ever. Everything was dirt cheap because the dollar was booming.

Now, the bargains are no more. The dollar is in record low territoty. What does that mean for us? If you're in the export biz, it is happy days. For the rest of us, it means just about everything is more expensive.

Economics isn't sexy, but it sure as hell is real. Here's what someone who knows more than me had to say about it.

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2007/10/08/071008ta_talk_surowiecki

1 comment:

Keaton said...

Memories...sigh.