One night, the Six O’clock News financial reporter said, among other things, “The stock market gained today, and the value of the dollar is up.” Hearing this, a seven-year-old asked her father what it meant when the value of the dollar went up. The father tried to give his young daughter the simplest possible explanation. He said, “Since the value is going up, you can buy more with a dollar now than you could before.” The daughter thought about this for a while, then she asked, “Do the stores know this?”
In just a few hours, we will be celebrating the Event that raised the value of our human hopes and aspirations infinitely. But as we look back over…
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