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A Point of View: Why sales of stamps flourish in tough times
postage stamps provide a unique way for people to insure against
an uncertain future, says John Gray.
Stamps - the face of stability?
seems little point when any money you set aside is certain to
lose value.While we don't know whether financial repression will work,
it's already clear that it's having an impact on the way we live. Politicians
tell you to put aside money for the future, but there seems little point in
Previously in the Magazine
Ahead of the UK postage stamp price rise in April 2012, the BBC Magazine went on a hunt to discover which country had earned the dubious honour of being the most expensive place to post a letter.
Find out the result here...