lördag 16 maj 2009

Lösningen på världens derivat problem?

In a small town on the South Coast of France, the holiday season is in full swing, but it is raining so there is not too much business taking place.

Everyone is heavily in debt.

Luckily, a rich Russian tourist arrives in the foyer of the small local hotel. He asks for a room and puts a €100 note on the reception counter, takes a key and goes to inspect the room located up the stairs on the third floor.

• The hotel owner takes the banknote in a hurry and rushes to his meat supplier to whom he owes €100.

• The butcher takes the money and races to his supplier to pay his debt.

• The wholesaler rushes to the farmer to pay €100 for pigs he purchased some time ago.

• The farmer triumphantly gives the €100 note to a local prostitute who gave him her services on credit.

• The prostitute quickly goes to the hotel, as she was owing the hotel for her hourly room used to entertain clients.

At that moment, the rich Russian comes down to reception and informs the hotel owner that the room is unsatisfactory and takes his €100 back and departs.

There was no profit or income. But everyone no longer has any debt and the small town’s people look optimistically towards their future.

Kan det här vara lösningen på den globala krisen kanske?

Kanske SEB har hittat en Rysk Oligark som passerat förbi med 147 miljarder sek?

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