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Whats a Billion mr Gove?
huudi
Posted: 13 July 2016 06:34:37(UTC)
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The answer has dawned on me, all too obvious. In an inflationary world one should expect monetary definitions to be reclassified as larger amounts not less, so why the reverse policy?

Among the many bribes offered to gain support for EU entry in 1973 was a promise to make wealthy supporters 'Billionaires' overnight. Having gained the support our leaders were at a loss as to how to keep the promise until this solution was suggested. We would simply alter the definition of 'Billion', this number which had been in our monetary system for ages would be lowered by 1000 times.

The result, overnight 'Billionaires'! and a rare example of a government promise kept and an example of how promises might be kept in future. Problem solved.
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