I can't find correct attribution to the bit about the shoeshine boy in 1929.
Street myth, probably.
Anyway, I just went down to the local hardware store to pay off my tab.
The owner (I've been doing business with him for over 20 years, and
he was an old man, then), started to tell me about the Weimar Republic.
He said that Hitler was a smart man and a good orator, until he went
nuts. And he said that soon, we in the good ole USA are going to need
a wheelbarrow full of cash just to buy a loaf of bread.
If there is anyone who actually reads me, and has any respect at all,
lemme tell you now:
Its time to sell. Everything. And go short. Monday morning, first thing,
if you have not done it already.