Confused about the current financial mess?
March 30, 2009 2:22 PM   Subscribe

Don't listen to 'economists', its all about the Cave of Wealth and Death, the Godess of Inflation and Derivatives Beast. In an astonishing 3 parts (so far).
posted by Damienmce (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I love mythology and I love finance but this is a bit of an overextended use of metaphor.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 3:21 PM on March 30, 2009

(FYI "Godess" is the feminine form of Godel.)
posted by grobstein at 3:22 PM on March 30, 2009

posted by Pope Guilty at 3:22 PM on March 30, 2009

I defeated the Derivative Beast with my +5 Bailout of Damocles.
posted by prodigalsun at 4:21 PM on March 30, 2009

What in the hell did I just watch?
posted by Drainage! at 4:42 PM on March 30, 2009

*rolls for derivative*
posted by YoBananaBoy at 5:44 PM on March 30, 2009

It helps if you think of real things as pixies trolls dragons and smurfs.
posted by nola at 6:37 PM on March 30, 2009 [1 favorite]

I don't think viewing economic forces as gnomes will help me understand their essences better when I'm eating cat food in a alleyway. I might prefer a little more pedestrian education in economics than this one. "Enduring death better" is not an appealing goal.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:47 PM on March 30, 2009 [1 favorite]

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