The short anti-crisis strategy
Short anti-crisis story
Translated poorly from the original Chilean Spanish, by TMFBent and improved by Judy Ragbrai
In a small city, in the heart of the rainy season, A torrential rain fell for several days.
The city appeared deserted. Everyone had debts and lived on credit. Luckily, a Russian, full of money, arrived and entered a small hotel. He asked for a room. He put a $100 dollar bill on the receptionist’s desk and asked to see the rooms.
The manager of the hotel grabbed the bill and left running to pay his debt to the butcher.
The butcher took the bill and ran to pay his debt to the hog farmer.
In turn, the hog farmer hurried to pay the feed supplier.
This guy grabbed the bill on the fly and ran to dissolve his debt with the prostitute…
Since it had been a while since he had paid her… since in this crisis, even she had worked on credit.
The prostitute grabbed the bill and took off for the little hotel, where she had been bringing her recent clients – where she had not paid the hotel.
At that moment, the Russian came down, having checked out the rooms, and he said that none had impressed him. He took the money and left the city.
No one had gained anything, but now the whole city was living debt free and looked to the future with confidence.
It works, right? Pure market logic.