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    • When Money Dies

    • The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar, Germany
    • By: Adam Fergusson
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
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      4 out of 5 stars 116

    When Money Dies is the classic history of what happens when a nations currency depreciates beyond recovery. In 1923, with its currency effectively worthless (the exchange rate in December of that year was one dollar to 4,200,000,000,000 marks), the German republic was all but reduced to a barter economy. Expensive cigars, artworks, and jewels were routinely exchanged for staples such as bread; a cinema ticket could be bought for a lump of coal; and a bottle of paraffin for a silk shirt....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • informative

    • By Parola138 on 02-27-11

    Regular price: $21.95