Thursday, December 9, 2010
Reason: Unintended Consequences
A few more examples....
The introduction of rabbits in Australia and New Zealand for food was followed by an explosive growth in the rabbit population; rabbits have become a major feral pest in these countries.
In the early 1970's the United States government agreed to sell Iran the very same intaglio presses used to print American currency so that the Shah of Iran could print his own high quality money for his country.Well we know what happened to the Shah. What most people don't know is that during the early 90s, counterfeit $100 bills began to flood the Mideast, eventually spreading around the world. Known as "superbills" or "superdollars" by the US Treasury due to the astounding quality of the forgeries, these $100 bills became a tremendous headache not only for the US and its economy, but also for people all over the world that depend on the surety of American money. They used the very machines we sold to the Shah.