I couldn't believe it - I was ready to barter my tie in exchange. I assumed surely the retailer was simply behind the news, perhaps he hadn't logged on to P.ie? But no, all over the city people were using Euros - yes actual Euros in exchange for goods and services. It was almost like the Euro was acting as a store of wealth?
Can Someone please explain? I'm lost.
You don't seem to realise that it is the pressure the Euro is under that will cause its breakup if the EU do not come to a federal agreement. Also the reason your cup of coffee can still be bought with Euros is because right now demand exists for it because of German exports, when, not if, Germany pull out of the Euro in the absense of an EU wide agreement you will need a lot more of the local funny money to buy that coffee.
2. it takes 3.5 years to qualify as a Chartered accountant.
Wow. Congratulations. Didn't know that any of the 100 odd economists with phd's in this country took more time out over and above the time consuming trials of postgraduate economics to pursue a career in chartered accountancy.
They tend to be conflicting disciplines at times. Kinda like training to be a Zen Master in Buddhism and then afterwards becoming a strict Orthodox Rabbi.
Now that is funny. Were you a child genius that entered Uni at 13? Because it takes up to 10 years to get a phd in Economics and it takes from 5 to 10 years to become a chartered accountant.
Phd time varies widely depending on much time you have available to devote to it, I know people who took nearly the full allowed time doing their Phd and others, admittedly well financed by their parents who did in a few years.
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