If you ever needed a warning about the perils of inflation, just take a look at the mess that Zimbabwe has been unsuccessfully trying to clean up for the last twenty-five years. Despite many different attempts to fix the problem, they successfully turned inflation into hyperinflation. Their currency became increasingly worthless, which eventually lead to the printing of the 100 trillion Zimbabwean dollar bill. Their citizens gave up trying to use their own currency years ago, but they can still turn in shopping bags full of cash for a few US dollars as their president tries to reboot their economy on a foreign currency.

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