the history and current events are showing that the economy is benefiting in tandem with currency increasing in value, not losing.
Economic benefits in tandem with deflationary currency? Cite, please. I think quite a few Japanese people (not to mention the world's economists!) would be surprised to hear that.
Again, I would not (while in sane mind) loan money in currency that is losing value, it is a losing proposition.
Funny, because banks make money hand over fist by doing exactly that.
> Inflation also encourages lending and investing.
- no it does not. Not in people who understand economics and accounting for real. Inflation discourages any desire to deal in that currency. Why would I want to move my wealth into a depreciating currency?
That's the point! Inflation discourages keeping your wealth in the form of cash, and encourages converting it to something else: lending it to a bank, buying stocks, real estate, or consumer goods, etc. Economic growth depends on people being willing to exchange their cash.
septic = septic tank = yank = americans.
Obvious for whom?
obvious for whom = temple of doom = Indiana Jones
The Xoom fails in epic fashion on price - it has similar hardware specs as my $300 G Tablet for twice the price. I would never buy it because I'd feel like a huge sucker.
Maybe, but the Xoom is still comparable to the iPad in specs and price, so how do you explain the fact that people buy those?
Behind every great computer sits a skinny little geek.