September 12, 2003


TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one and force the other to produce the
milk of four cows.
You are surprised when the cow drops dead.
You then start bombing a neighbouring farm to get
their cows.

A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows. You go on strike because you want
three cows.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of
an ordinary cow and produce 20 times the milk.
You then create clever cow cartoon images called
"Cowkimon" and market them worldwide.

A GERMAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You reengineer them so they live for 100 years, eat
once a month, and milk themselves.

A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows. Both are mad.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don't know where they
are.
You break for lunch.

A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5,000 cows, none of which belong to you.
You charge others for storing them

A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim full employment and high bovine
productivity.
You have the newsman who reported in the numbers
arrested.

A MALAYSIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows. You sign a 40-year contract to
supply milk at six cents per litre.
Then midway you raise the price to 60 cents or you
cut supply.
Then the buyer agrees to the new price, you change
your mind again and now want $1.20.
The buyer decides you can keep the milk and they go
look for milk that comes from recycled cows.