PolitySA Interview

In their book, When Money Destroys Nations, Philip Haslam and Russell Lamberti tell the fascinating story of Zimbabwe’s economic turmoil and how ordinary people survived. In late 2008 the Zimbabwe dollar collapsed after eleven years of unrestrained money printing. Hyperinflation had blazed out of control, turning lives upside down as soaring prices destroyed the once prosperous economy. This book reveals the ominous parallels between Zimbabwe and countries around the world that are printing money to fund their debts. Could these nations follow in Zimbabwe’s footsteps? Read this book to find...