Apr 19 2008

The dollar’s weak… no, wait, it’s strong!

I like this commercial. It teaches us nothing about economics, but it’s amusing and brings some light to a rather dismal outlook for the US economy and falling dollar…

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About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “The dollar’s weak… no, wait, it’s strong!”

  1. alicesuon 20 Apr 2008 at 10:32 am

    HAHAH aww that's so cute

  2. ElaineLungon 21 Apr 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Oh if only our economy were measured by the taste of a McDonald's cheeseburger.

    Oh wait.

    They taste like crap.

  3. Drew Venkatramanon 21 Apr 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Great commercial. i think your right, no economic content but hilarious and informational!

  4. Caleb Liaoon 22 Apr 2008 at 11:51 am

    Yeah I agree. Its so funny but … really not at all relevant to economics.

  5. Christina Huon 24 Apr 2008 at 9:38 pm

    mmm.. miss US McDonalds. That strawberry/blueberry yogurt thing looks SOOO good.

  6. Jessica Ngon 28 Apr 2008 at 2:21 am

    HAHA so witty…

    but like Elaine said, Big Macs are gross. guess the dollar's still pretty weak

  7. Tim Chuon 28 Apr 2008 at 6:47 pm

    dude. the day after prom, you have no idea how good a big mac and a coke tasted… amazing. just amazing.

  8. Calvin Luon 29 Apr 2008 at 1:22 am

    lol good commercial, fits the doller crisis that going on in the states right now, so should be pretty effective.

  9. Mondon 29 Apr 2008 at 6:35 pm

    hahaha commercials don't get much lamer than this one. Big macs are tasty stuff.

  10. Dana Y.on 30 Apr 2008 at 3:36 am

    Haha. This makes me so hungry. Dollar's looking pretty good to me too.

  11. Bjorn Kon 18 Apr 2010 at 9:17 pm

    This commercial sums up the importance of a weak dollar. Although the dollar is weak in relation to other foreign currencies, with a mcdonald's menu for a 1 dollar, the dollar's getting stronger by the day…..