As you might expect it is very…what's the right word here? Excerpt:
money is responsible for inflation. Out of the necessity to exist, to
ensure my people survive, I had to find myself printing money. I found
myself doing extraordinary things that aren't in the textbooks. Then
the IMF asked the U.S. to please print money. I began to see the whole
world now in a mode of practicing what they have been saying I should
not. I decided that God had been on my side and had come to vindicate
Here is the whole interview and thanks to Bob for the pointer. This comment was interesting too:
In November you shut down Zimbabwe's stock exchange. Will you open it again?
stockbrokers were creating a money supply that wasn't there. I printed
Z$1.5 quadrillion, but the exchange was operating with Z$100
sextillion. So I said, "Who is doing my job?" Unless there is more
discipline and honor, the exchange will stay closed. I can't be
bothered. I don't know when it'll open. It's a free market, a business
which must be allowed to succeed or fail.