As a metaphor for our troubled economic and financial era -- and the government's stumbling response -- this one's hard to beat. You can't stimulate the economy via the money supply, after all, if you can't print the money correctly.
Because of a problem with the presses, the federal government has shut down production of its flashy new $100 bills, and has quarantined more than 1 billion of them -- more than 10 percent of all existing U.S. cash -- in a vault in Fort Worth, Texas, reports CNBC.
I await an Austrian response on whether or not a interrupted printing process is good or bad in ABCT. My guess is that, unless its permanently broken (and only then in ABCT), this is a bad turn of events under any theory of the business cycle.