It wasn't worth any more than the paper it's printed on, around here either. It's the American dollar, and Americans are the ones who aren't affected by the increase in value. . blah...HAHA Too bad it's not worth a flip here, at least not in my neck of the woods.
It's great news for me here in the UK as a significant portion of my wage is paid in dollars and I really notice the difference when the value is low. Thankfully, we use the pound here, rather than euros.
Yes, we are doing better than any other country, but the world economy is still suffering because of the lingering effects of Reaganomics and combined Bush bungling. As long as we still have the effects of Republican economic plundering, the world economy will still suffer.
We still have many jobs overseas (they are starting to return) and our Unions have been weakened by continued assaults on the working class. The recent economic collapse largely resulted from the same old Republican scam of short-selling, just as it has for every depression in the history of the U.S. (although the one after the War Between the States was the result of a few more factors). Conspiracy theories are more the province of Reich-wingers. Reagan and Bush-league economic theory may seem to be a conspiracy, but it is just a policy. Silly policy, yes.What are you even talking about? Reagan hasn't been president for over 30 years. What in the world does he have to do with the price of the dollar now? Nothing. Not a thing. You left wingers really have to move on, and let go of the conspiracy theories. They're just silly.