Neil Dwane, fund firm RCM‘s chief investment officer in Europe, has an interesting take on the current spat between Germany and the United States over printing money to get out of trouble. You can see Juergen Stark for the latest volley.
For Germans, however, the 1930s mean something else. It was the era that the Nazis took over, leading to the country’s great nightmare. But that, the German psyche has it, was bred in the 1920s when incompetent government led to hyperinflation and worthless money. Think one trillion marks to the dollar. Think wheelbarrows.