Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by Bullitt, May 16, 2009.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    It is August. In a small town on the South Coast of France, holiday season is in full swing, but it is raining so there is not too much business happening.

    Everyone is heavily in debt.

    Luckily, a rich Russian tourist arrives in the foyer of the small local hotel. He asks for a room and puts a Euro100 note on the reception counter, takes a key and goes to inspect the room located up the stairs on the third floor.

    The hotel owner takes the banknote in a hurry and rushes to his meat supplier to whom he owes E100.

    The butcher takes the money and races to his wholesale supplier to pay his debt.

    The wholesaler rushes to the farmer to pay E100 for pigs he purchased some time ago.

    The farmer triumphantly gives the E100 note to a local Lady of negotiable affection who gave him her services on credit.

    The Lady of negotiable affection goes quickly to the hotel, as she owed the hotel for her hourly room use to entertain clients, and lays the E100 on the counter.

    At that moment, the rich Russian is coming down to reception and informs the hotel owner that the proposed room is unsatisfactory and takes his E100 back and departs.

    There was no profit or income. But everyone no longer has any debt and the small town people look optimistically towards their future.

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    "Edmund! Explain yourself!"
  4. BLR

    BLR Guest

    How long did the bloke take to check the room? I think your example is quite impossible in the way the space time continuum works.
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BLR @ May 16 2009, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    It's a small town...
  6. Haysie

    Haysie Guest

    "Money! It's a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and maaaake a stash..."
  7. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    Heard this on the Radio two weeks ago lol.
  8. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    Let's just scrap money or any kind of renumberation! Everyone just has a daily limit of things they can take from shops. i.e go to supermarket, and you can take up to 200 items a week per family, but with rationing. With work, everyone does 9-5 and does the work they can fit in and when its done it's done.

    If you want a new sofa, no worries! If you want that new computer game, no worries! Problem solved!
  9. tommowins

    tommowins Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Fa'atau82 @ May 17 2009, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    This won't work. I could go on for ages (I am doing a Geography unit on this) but I'll just leave it as there is no way it could work.
  10. Haysie

    Haysie Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (tommowins @ May 17 2009, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    This won't work. I could go on for ages (I am doing a Geography unit on this) but I'll just leave it as there is no way it could work.

    You've really gotta say why it won't work :p To know whether they will work I propose an enormous test, whereby we trap several communities of out-lying coral atolls in the central pacific and put them under these conditions!
  11. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    That sounds remarkably similar to my solution to overpopulation: the premise is that we send everybody over 70 years old out on numerous aircraft carriers into the center of the Atlantic, and nuke that general area.

    ...Wait, what's this about money?
  12. tommowins

    tommowins Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ May 22 2009, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Haha! Send fat chicks too!
  13. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ May 17 2009, 01:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I read this a few weeks ago. From Calculated Risk?

    Whatever, we should all read Calculated Risk every day - takes the pulse of the US economy, and the US is all that matters for sorting this crap.
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