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  • dark_undertones dark_undertones Mar 5, 2013 5:08 PM Flag

    KITD and capitilsim

    KITD economic model as told through "cows".

    You have 2 cows.
    You give one to your neighbour.

    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both and gives you some milk.

    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both and sells you some milk.

    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both and shoots you.

    Traditional Capitalism
    You have 2 cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

    American Capitalism
    You have 2 cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.

    You have two cows.
    You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by
    your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated
    general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
    The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island
    Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven
    cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows,
    with an option on one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States,
    leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release. The public then
    buys your bull.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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