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Hong Kong's Ghosts Struggle With Hyperinflation
"For hundreds of years, Chinese have burned stacks of so-called 'ghost money' for their ancestors to help ensure their comfort in the afterlife. The fake bills resemble a gaudier version of Monopoly money ... The value of the biggest bills has risen in the past few decades from the millions and, more recently, the billions. The reason: Even Hong Kong's dead try to keep up with the Joneses."
The Wall Street Journal 08/20/13 (includes video)
Posted August 21, 2013 12:48 AM
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