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The Zombie Economy

They eat the 99%.

submitted by: AntEconomist
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Hits: 4137 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.3 | Category: Entertainment | Date: 11/01/2013
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Male, 50-59, Canada
 28504 Posts
Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:37:47 PM
@aliyahg1979: There's various sorts of monopolies, eh?

Bullets and gas: reloading cartridges is easy, but there would still be a finite amount of gunpowder. Home-made substitutes for powder and gasoline would be used, no doubt! Black powder muzzle-loaders would make a comeback!

I`m pretty sure Zombies are immune to mind-altering drugs , and spraying them with PCP sounds like a bad idea... If you had that much cocaine or other drugs you`d be able to barter it for TONS of good stuff! Never mind getting zombies high...

Male, 40-49, Western US
 989 Posts
Saturday, November 2, 2013 6:08:25 AM
In the post-apocalypse movies I have seen it is usually a barter economy. Unlike in the past, when the person who can produce something of value has an advantage, it would be whomever can control the remnants of pre-apocalypse storage of resources who would have wealth and power. There may not be any new fuel getting refined, but huge tanks of it around. No new foods grown or harvested, but warehouses full of it. Truly a thief's economy.

Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 254 Posts
Saturday, November 2, 2013 5:14:22 AM
1) how in the world did this turn into a liberal thing?

2)Just because someone cornered the market doesn't mean they have a monopoly.

3)This video is very good way of hypothesizing about various markets which would dominate in this economic model.

4) Assuming there will be little to no government interference (with the exception of WWZ, I`ve never seen the other shows) bullets and gas would indeed dominate the market. Who knows, maybe a golfball retrieval style will arise with bullets as well assuming that the flesh of the zombie is less rigid than a live human, but more studies would have to be done on that.

5) What about the effects of drugs (Mary Jane, Coke, X) on zombies? one must take that into consideration if one wishes to resolve the issue and not just manage the remaining resources.

6) it`s a fun video... live a little... smile.. lol

Male, 60-69, Europe
 5493 Posts
Saturday, November 2, 2013 4:54:44 AM
I can see how ammuntion would become a currency but I'm lss sure that the value of gasoline would rise that much. If the population is down to, say, 10% of existing levels and that 10% are much more likely to have multiple occupancy of vehicles and will not be engaging in diving fo recreation of to commute to work demand for quantity of fuel would drop to perhaps less than 5% of current demand. Of course in some situations that demand would be so urgent that there would be no upper limit on the price.

He mentioned medical care but did not take into accound supplies of the most commonly used medications. These would probably form another currency.

Do you really have to start liberal-baiting on every post?

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28504 Posts
Friday, November 1, 2013 10:16:44 PM
Pure genius! And to think the liberals IMAGINE they have cornered the "funny" market... LOLZ!

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