Excerpted from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Mr. Douglas Adams (Thanks to Mr. DB at Facebook).
Since we decided a few weeks ago to adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have, of course, all become immensely rich.
Yes, very good move…
But, we have also run into a small inflation problem on account of the high level of leaf availability. Which means that I gather the current going rate has something like three major deciduous forests buying one ship’s peanut. So, um, in order to obviate this problem and effectively revalue the leaf, we are about to embark on an extensive defoliation campaign, and um, burn down all the forests. I think that’s a sensible move don’t you?
And now you know the theory behind Obama’s “Quantitative Easing/Monetizing the Debt” strategy.