Meanwhile, the euro has hovered near record highs against the dollar all summer; it is up 22 percent in the last two years, and since 2001, has nearly doubled against the dollar. Over the last five years, the yen is up nearly 12 percent against the dollar, the British pound 23 percent, the Swiss franc nearly 31 percent, the Danish krone 42 percent, the Australian dollar nearly 45 percent.
Secondo il NYT la situazione contribuirà al miglioramento dell’economia cittadina, ma peserà psicologicamente sugli abitanti, poco abituati a vivere con una moneta depressa.
“It’s Psych 101 — jealousy,” said Randi Ungar, 30, an online advertising sales manager who lives on the Upper West Side. “I’m jealous that I can’t go to Italy and buy 12 Prada bags, but they can come here and buy 18 of them.”
L’articolo per intero è qui, via NYT (immagine tratta dallo stesso articolo).