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"But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all 'We died at such a place;' some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection." (Henry V, Act V, Scene 4)
The Dollar has lost more than a third of its value since 2002
We’ve posted this before - but as the ailing US currency drops
through $1.47 against the euro and $2.10 against sterling, it merits a
second (and updated) airing.
The chart comes from Sempra Metals, who make a couple of additional points:
- The US dollar has now lost more than a third of its value (-35%) against a basket of major currencies since Feb 2002.
- The decline is accelerating. The USD has shed -12.5% of its value
in the last year, -3.5% in the last month, and -1.5% in the last week
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