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2018-07-06 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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Something To Contemplate This Weekend
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So let's put forward the following brief scenario.

The government in a "bipartisan" fashion decides that every day it will pay people to mine and refine one gram of Uranium 235, and will stack it on top of all the others it has mined thus far.  It says this will provide jobs.  The place where it does so is heavily guarded, but in the middle of the city, and the place in which these grams are to be placed is approximately 2' on a side.

It will do this forever, it claims.

The eventual outcome of this course of action is a matter of mathematics (physics being determined, of course,  by same.)  It WILL occur, although exactly when is the matter of some debate.

Your exercise for the comment section is when do you get alarmed enough to stop this from continuing and what will you do if the government refuses to stop upon a mere request, claiming bipartisan consensus that this is a good program, a good idea, and that it simply refuses to stop the mining and placement of each additional gram.

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