Plastic bags, no: Plastic money, yes

What’s our worst American export: high-fructose corn syrup, fast food, or credit cards?  (I don’t know that we invented these things, but I can’t imagine we didn’t propagate them.)

Now with the rupee crisis, according to Kuensel in this article “Visa, Master, Maestro Must-haves”, plastic is in hot demand in Bhutan.  It makes complete sense, cause it gives people access to the rupees they need to conduct their daily lives.

But as anyone who has ever had credit card debt knows, it opens a revolving door to a vicious cycle (as evidenced by the mess we have here in the US, borrowing on small scales and large.)  The Bhutanese media are doing a great job of covering the financial woes there.


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