September 12, 2007
It reminds me of the story of the chicken farmer. The farmer sold so many eggs he had to get a broker. Thats when his business really took off. In no time the farmer was a millionaire, and life was good. Then, the complaints started coming in: folks were not able to get delivery of the eggs they had paid for. It was soon discovered that the farmer only had one chicken and that chicken only laid one egg a week. The farmer began to worry that his scam would be disclosed to the world. Then, out of nowhere, the SEC (Secret Egg Commission) stepped in and grandfathered all the eggs he had sold so that they would not ever have to be paid for. Life was good again and, the scam played on.
Its a simple story. I hope you get it - because we the people do.