Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Forgotten Monetary Lessons from Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman

In Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo, Zatoichi asks the rich merchant:
"People have been concerned about the quality of the currency. What do you think?"
Merchant: "For a merchant like me, the quality of the currency is crucial."
Zatoichi: "And what do you think of the the current currency?"
Merchant: "Not good, really. When its quality lowers, prices rise."
Zatoichi: "And when prices rise, the poor become even poorer... Am I right?"
Merchant: "Absolutely, you know things."
Zatoichi: "[Laughing] No, not really..."

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