Re: cows again

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Fri Feb 08 2002 - 12:30:43 MST

Anders wrote:

>You have two cows, so you demand government support for struggling small
>farmers. While struggling against all the other small farmers for the
>government support (arguing that not only is your company providing at
>least two jobs for cows in a rural area, but also that since they are
>female you are also promoting equality) you don't have the time to get
>the massive EU grant for corporations with two cows.


You have two cows, but only need the milk from one. So you sell one cow to
an American company, who markets its product as being "pure Canadian
milk." That American corporation prospers thanks to its "pure Canadian"
marketing campaign. Meanwhile, you continue to sell the milk from your one
cow at the same price in the same way. Canadian media finds out about the
original "cow to America" transaction and creates a major story throughout
Canada about how the big, greedy, successful American corporations prey on
the ma and pa corporations North of the border. Influenced by the media,
you file an unsuccessful lawsuit towards the American corporation. Upon
the failure of the lawsuit, the Canadian media once again complains about
the big, greedy American corporations. Three months later, you decide you
don't like the cow farming business anyhow, so you sell your remaining cow
to the same American corporation that bought the first cow, and go into the
ping-pong ball manufacturing business.

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