- Feb 12, 2009
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The dollar never tanked, even then. So ol wise one, again, tell me when the dollar was ever devalued to nothing.Looks like you dodged the answer.
Now, if you question had been "when in the United States," you might be right, buy my ancestors could have certainly told you stories of what went on in the Depression here in the U.S.
I remember my father-in-law telling me of work sites during that time. There would be a line of guys standing around near the foreman's hut/office/whatever. In the work area, guys would be using shovels to throw dirt into the bed of a truck. When one truck got full, it pulled out and another backed in. The time of the trucks doing those maneuvers were the only breaks the workers got from shoveling.
If a man stopped and leaned on his shovel while a truck was in place for loading, he was fired on the spot and the foreman sent in the next man in line. Plus, those guys were working for something like $1 per day.
You can't because it's never happened.
And I hesitate to ask someone who has invested their money as you have but I'm still curious.