Copenhagen's Christiania squatters, famed for their anti-free market ways, are selling shares in their community so they can buy it from the government. What do you get for your investment: "a symbolic sense of ownership in Christiania and the promise of an invitation to a planned annual shareholder party." As one squatter calls it, "ownership in an abstract form."
According to the Copenhagen Post, after striking a deal with the state this summer, Christiania residents now need to raise 76.2 million kroner (almost $13 million) to buy the majority of the area’s properties and an additional six million kroner to rent adjoining green spaces. The first 43 million kroner (or approximately $8 million) is due on 15 April 2012. Several prominent people have purchased Christiania Shares, including Margrethe Vestager, minister of the economy and interior, and Mogens Lykketoft, president of parliament. The shares are available for purchase online
posted by infini
on Jan 17, 2012 -
This may be one of the worst (or best) investments, per dollar, of all time: Meet BrisConnections
, a toll road development corporation based in Brisbane, Australia. Normally a toll road is a very nice sort of investment, it being basically the government making people give you money, for something people have to do. Some say it's likely to return 28% or more. So why is it trading for $0.001 per share? [more inside]
posted by aeschenkarnos
on Feb 18, 2009 -
launched in August of 2006. You get the chance to buy $10 shares in a band and when they reach $50,000 they get to record an album - it was met with cynicism
in some quarters. Ten months later six bands have reached the $50,000 mark and the first two
albums are available [Dutch nu-metallers Nemesea
& Hawaiian singer-songwriter Cubworld
] with four
other artists about to enter the studio - Second Person
from the UK, Clemence
from France, Lily
from the US and Maitreya
from New Zealand.
posted by meech
on Jun 26, 2007 -
is a place to buy virtual shares in websites, with the share prices set according to Alexa.com's site traffic ranking. Metafilter.com currently stands at $535 per share.
posted by slater
on Feb 14, 2006 -