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The Bottom Line Presents: You Make the Call!


Say What?!?


The daily Minyanville take on news, commentary and opinion from around the world:

In today's Wall Street Journal, Ted Hall writes, "For years, the U.K. has played Hamlet without the Prince, debating whether to abandon the pound sterling for the euro as though this was the only choice." Why not consider the U.S. dollar as Britain's future currency?, he asks.

Hmmm, should Britain replace the pound with the euro or the U.S. dollar?

  • The Bottom Line Presents: You Make the Call!

Now, for the first time in the history of Minyanville, thanks to the miracle of cut and paste technology, you can put yourself in the hot seat with Minyanville's The Bottom Line Presents: You Make the Call! Let's play.

Scenario One: The year is 1976 and you have scraped together $1000 from your part-time job at Giant Mirrored Ceiling Orbs Inc. to purchase a personal television home recording device.

Here are your choices:

Choice A: The Panasonic VCR1500 Video Cassette Recorder

Choice B: The Sony Betamax

Now, You Make the Call! ______________

Scenario Two: The year is 1984, and as director of player personnel for the Portland Trailblazers you have just one shot at making your NBA draft selection count. You better get it right.

Here are your choices:

Choice A: Michael Jordan, University of North Carolina

Choice B: Sam Bowie, University of Kentucky

Now, You Make the Call! ______________

Scenario Three: The year is 476 and, as Chancellor of the Exchequer of your tiny little country, you are charged with selecting a long-lasting, stable asset with which to back your national currency.

Here are your choices:

Choice A: Gold bullion stored in a secure location.

Choice B: 30-year Roman Treasury bonds signed by Emperor Flavius Romulus Augustus himself.

Now, You Make the Call! ______________

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