Far from what you would call a "standard economic indicator", Jay-Z's latest video has, perhaps unconsciously, made a social comment on economic mindshare. At least that is what this piece argues
.. it wasn’t sex, drugs, violence or explicit language that shocked my conscience.
It was the Euros.
The Jay-Z video flashed large stacks of $500 Euros.
When I start seeing rap stars flashing euros instead of U.S. dollars, I know our economy is in trouble.
I don't even know where MTV is on my dial* so I can't say I've seen the video myself but it does make one stop and think. At what point will we see the first giant gold € hanging around an American rapper's neck, accessorizing his precious metal teeth?
But that isn't it, the world's highest paid supermodel isn't too keen on our greenbacks, either
[Gisele Bündchen] has reportedly reacted in her own way to the sliding value of the US dollar - by refusing to be paid in the currency.* - my, isn't dial an antiquated word? How long before a teenager turns to you and asks you what the hell you're talking about, you old coot - tvs have remotes! What's a dial?!?