Exchange Rates Fluctuate!

In my New Atlanticist piece “Euro Drops Ever So Slightly After Bailout Rejection,” I give a YahooNews headline writer a hard time for turning an insignificant change in the dollar-euro exchange rate into a commentary on Europe’s response to the financial crisis.

Hilarity (or, at least, some historical perspective) ensues.

Photo by Flickr user Alex Segre under Creative Commons license.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. He's a widower and father of two young daughers. He earned his PhD from The University of Alabama. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Dave Schuler says:

    You’re right. It’s a slow news day. After all, how often can you point out that the economy’s rocky pretty much all over, people are getting killed in Afghanistan, and the Palestinians and Israelis hate each other?