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For readers who may not know, Mr Gono is governor of the Central Bank of Zimbabwe. He'll be feeling particularly pious this weekend – as the mighty US has, indeed, just started printing money. We're supposed to call it "quantitative easing", I know. But if Mr Gono can tell it as it is, why can't we?
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve finally pressed the panic button – unveiling plans to buy $300bn (£210bn) of treasury bills. The US government will also purchase an extra $750bn of dodgy sub-prime securities from investors stupid enough to own them (on top of $500bn already pledged).