Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The economy in a nutshell

Once upon a time Ben bought a horse from a farmer for $2000, the horse was promised to be delivered the following day. The next day the farmer came to Ben teling him that sorry, the horse died during the night.

"Thats ok," Ben said. "Just give me my money back."

"Cannot," the farmer said. "I already spent the money."

"Well, ok, just give me the dead corpse," Ben said.

"What do you want with that?" asked the farmer.

"I want to use it as a price in my competition."

"But no one would want to buy tickets on a dead horse?" the farmer said.

"Sure they are," Ben said. "I will not mention that its dead."

Some weeks later Ben and the farmer met on the street. The farmer asked how it went with the dead horse.

"Pretty well," Ben said. "I sold 500 tickets for $100 each making $50,000."

"Wow," the farmer said. "And no one complained?"

"Oh yes, the guy who won did. So I gave him back $100."

Ben works today in a high powered job in finance.

And there you have whats really happening to the economy and why. very depressing