You have two cows…

In line with the classic “You have two cows…” comparison of political systems joke (see an example here), Mark Gilbert has a very funny Bloomberg.com article doing the same for financial markets. A sample:

Pension-Fund Management

You have two cows. How boring is that? You pay a month’s supply of milk to a consultant, who advises you to sell one cow and buy two aardvarks instead. The aardvarks die. The consultant charges you four months of your (now reduced) milk supply and advises you to sell half of your remaining cow and buy a wombat. The wombat dies. The consultant charges eight months of milk for a copy of his new report, “Two-Cow Strategies for Alleviating the Impending Pensions Crisis.”

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