I know that it's an old one but it's good :-D
Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to thevillagers that he would buy monkeys
for $10 each.
The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys
around, went out to theforest and started catching them.
The man bought thousands at $10 and, as supply started
to diminish, thevillagers stopped their effort. He next announced that he would now buymonkeys at $20 each. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and theystarted catching monkeys again.Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back totheir farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the
supply of monkeysbecame so scarce it was an effort to even find a monkey, let alone catch
The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50 each! However,since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would buy on his behalf. In the absence of the man, the assistant told thevillagers: "Look at all these monkeys in the big
cage that the man hasalready collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell them to him for $50 each." The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the monkeys for700 billion dollars. They never saw the man or his assistant again, only lots and lots of
Now you have a better understanding of how the
WALL STREET BAILOUT PLAN works!!!!