| Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:30 am
In a conference with the president of the state, a reporter asked the president: Mr President, is it true that our country suffers economic crisis?
The President said: No, no, for my research, only 6 people are suffering from economic crisis
The reporter asked: What?
Very simple, I, You, He, She, We, They ...
Once came to the village a gentleman, well dressed, and he was installed at the only hotel that had, and put a notice on the single page of local newspaper, that he was ready to buy every monkey that brought him to $ 10. Farmers, who knew that the forest was full of monkeys ran to hunt monkeys. The man bought, as promised in the notice, the hundreds of monkeys that brought him to $ 10 each without grumbling. But, as there were very few monkeys in the forest, and it was difficult to hunt, farmers lost interest, then the man offered $ 20 for each monkey, and the peasants ran into the woods again. Again, the monkeys were diminishing, and the man raised the offer to $ 25, and farmers returned to the forest, hunting the few remaining monkeys, until it was almost impossible to find one. At this point, the man offered $ 50 for each monkey, but, as had business to attend to in the city, leaving his assistant in charge of the business of buying monkeys. Once the man who traveled to the city, his assistant went to the farmers, saying: Look at this cage full of thousands of monkeys that my boss bought for his collection. I would offer to sell you monkeys for $ 35 and come back when my boss return of the city, and then sell them for $ 50 each. The peasants gathered all their savings and bought thousands of monkeys that had been in the big cage, and awaited the return of the boss. Since that day, they didnt see either the assistant or the boss. All they saw was a cage full of monkeys who bought with their life savings.
Now you do have a better idea of how the stock market run.
Socialist: to distribute wealth among the few
Neoliberal: to distribute the loss of a few among the majority