Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Telling Euro Fortune

The German Finance Ministry is handing out fortune cookies. [You can't make this stuff up.]

Remember the old Woody Allen joke about the German-Chinese restaurant: "An hour later you're hungry for power." Anyway, what could be some great messages?

"Beware of Greeks seeking bail-outs."
"Bring back Ludwig Erhard."
"There is a man named Berlusconi in your future."

4 Comments:

At 5:27 AM, Blogger Dan in Philly said...

How about "The inevitable consequence of financial anarchy is actual anarchy, and the inevitable consequence of actual anarchy is dictatorship?"

Then again, any European conversant with their own history already knows that...

 
At 8:00 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Dan,

One would hope so. Europe may be on its way to the Thirties and that is not a pleasant place.

Michael

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger Dan in Philly said...

Michael, also remember that it was a financial crisis coupled with a bread shortage which lead to the French revolution, which lead to Napolean. There are many paralells between 1780/1790s France and 1920s/1930s Germany. One hopes future generations will not say the same about 2010s/2020s Europe.

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Dan,

Excellent point.

Michael

 

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