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22nd Oct '14 12:33:56 PM Afraid
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** No, because there are none. For once, the micro, mezzo and macro stand for the intensity of the inflation happening, rather than actual economic terms. But this can be handwaved because it sounds cooler than "You get a minor inflation." / "You get a strong inflation." This IS a battle series after all.
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** No, Occasionally they do: "Pac-Man Defense", "White Knight" and "EBO" actually mirror their namesakes fairly well (an attack from behind during a hostile takeover, a friendly investor, and employees gaining control of the company) and a few others are close if you're creative, but for the most part the names are just chosen thematically (a "Scorched Earth" policy has nothing to do with fire and is actually a self-sacrificing defensive strategy) or just because there are none. For once, the micro, mezzo and macro stand for the intensity of the inflation happening, rather than actual economic terms. But this can be handwaved because it sounds cooler than "You get a minor inflation." / "You get a strong inflation." This IS a battle series after all. they [[RuleOfCool sound cool.]]
16th Apr '14 7:05:36 PM Aquillion
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*** Sort of, anyway. An economy can be strong and living conditions for its people can still be awful, because the "common people" are always the first thing where a government attempts to pull money from, wether with taxes or cheap labour. Hence, creating more debts will inevitably have negative effects because the money still has to have some worth, which gets reduced whenever debt increases or money is printed out of thin air.
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*** Sort of, anyway. An economy can be strong and living conditions for its people can still be awful, because the "common people" are always the first thing where a government attempts to pull money from, wether with taxes or cheap labour. Hence, creating more debts will inevitably have negative effects because the money still has to have some worth, which gets reduced whenever debt increases or money is printed out of thin air.
6th Apr '14 5:24:54 PM Kaizerreich
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** Puns about burning aside, unlikely. Assets don't need food and hence also don't do nature's due unlike humans. In keeping with the theme of the show, it is most likely that anything an Asset would take it will literally just disappear.

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** No, because there are none. For once, the micro, mezzo and macro stand for the intensity of the inflation happening, rather than actual economic terms. But this can be handwaved because it sounds cooler than "You get a minor inflation." / "You get a strong inflation." This IS a battle series after all.

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*** Sort of, anyway. An economy can be strong and living conditions for its people can still be awful, because the "common people" are always the first thing where a government attempts to pull money from, wether with taxes or cheap labour. Hence, creating more debts will inevitably have negative effects because the money still has to have some worth, which gets reduced whenever debt increases or money is printed out of thin air.
30th Mar '14 6:21:13 PM Ramidel
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** Like most lenders, the Midas Bank doesn't get everything if a debtor goes belly-up, they get what the debtor has left. In RealLife, something like Jennifer's gift of her Asset to Kimimaro would be subject to a "claw-back" in bankruptcy court (you don't get to give away assets right before declaring bankruptcy), but the rules of the Financial District are different. Of course, as far as the Midas Bank is concerned, that's just delaying the inevitable, since the Asset will eventually end up in the hands of someone who goes bankrupt.

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** Entres spend Midas Money in the real world too. Also, at some theoretical point in the future you'll be down to one yen.

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** If the two entres are colluding, the way they do that is to choreograph the fight so that neither of them loses heavily (and Mikuni covers incidental losses and expenses).

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** Likewise, that seems to be what Mikuni's group do when they fight each other. The fight's choreographed and nobody takes much damage.
14th Sep '13 4:05:06 PM thEpirate
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** Some of it goes to the other entre if the diagrams in the background are right. But the money they use for the flacions goes to the bank.
8th Sep '13 2:54:41 PM 66sixx
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** It would probably be considered a double loss, and both entres would lose half their money as if they passed (which they did, basically).
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** It would probably be considered a double loss, and both entres would lose half their money as if they passed (which they did, basically). basically). This is why Jennifer tries to keep her wins and losses to a minimum (i.e. around 51-49).
3rd Aug '13 8:41:49 PM Discar
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** Yes. You need to understand that the entire series is an austerity AuthorsTract, where debt is always bad, and creating more debt (which is what Mikuni was doing, by using loaned money to buy up the debt) is even worse. That's...not quite how economics really works, as evidenced by the fact that Japan has a relatively strong economy (compared to the rest of the world) despite its massive debt.
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** Yes. You need to understand that the entire series is an austerity AuthorsTract, AuthorTract, where debt is always bad, and creating more debt (which is what Mikuni was doing, by using loaned money to buy up the debt) is even worse. That's...not quite how economics really works, as evidenced by the fact that Japan has a relatively strong economy (compared to the rest of the world) despite its massive debt.
3rd Aug '13 8:41:27 PM Discar
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Folderized.
[[foldercontrol]] [[folder:Losing Deals and Midas Money]]

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** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency.
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** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing spending--costing the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency.currency. [[/folder]] [[folder:Reversing the Mint]]

** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece C passed through America because they don't have control over their own currency.it has its own, extremely powerful Financial District, and was able to largely ignore the effects. The C is a metaphor for a worldwide recession, so Japan (and any other countries it hits) will dry up faster. [[/folder]] [[folder:Passing on a Deal]]

** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't still have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency.to fight at least once a week. [[/folder]] [[folder:Teleportation]]

** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing In theory? Probably. But the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency.Midas Bank probably wouldn't allow it. [[/folder]] [[folder:Flations]]

** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency. [[/folder]] [[folder:Mikuni's Plan]]

** If we're talking about economic analogy, Yes. You need to understand that the entire series is an austerity AuthorsTract, where debt is always bad, and creating more debt (which is what Mikuni was doing, by using deficit spending-costing loaned money to buy up the "future" debt) is even worse. That's...not quite how economics really works, as evidenced by the fact that Japan has a relatively strong economy (compared to the rest of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency.world) despite its massive debt. [[/folder]] [[folder:Midas Money conservation]]

** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing [[/folder]] [[folder:Gaming the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency.Deals]]

** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing [[ObviousRulePatch The bank would probably change the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency.rules]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Information Broker]]

** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece ** ...because they don't have control over their own currency.he's crazy. [[/folder]] [[folder:Draw?]]

** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when It would probably be considered a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over double loss, and both entres would lose half their own currency.money as if they passed (which they did, basically). [[/folder]] [[folder:Where does the money come from?]]

* How were they feeding Midas Money back into the mint? Was it just taking money from everyone?
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** In all likelihood, yes. Real life mints have to run pretty much constantly just to account for lost or destroyed money. Midas has no problem with injecting cash into their economy at random intervals. Or maybe that's why they choose new entres: A large amount of cash has been lost for whatever reason (suicide by someone with money left over, for example), and they need more quickly. [[/folder]] [[folder:Mint in reverse]] * How were they feeding Midas Money back into the mint? Was it just taking money from everyone?everyone? ** That was the implication, yes. They were destroying all of Japan's Midas Money. [[/folder]]
3rd Aug '13 8:09:43 PM DCarrier
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** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency.
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** If we're talking about economic analogy, Mikuni was using deficit spending-costing the "future" of the country. The hyperinflation was monetizing the debt. This is arguably the best solution when a nation has truly gone bankrupt. You don't have that option for places like Greece because they don't have control over their own currency.currency. * What happened at the end? If all they had to do to restore the future was run the mint in reverse, why wasn't the plan to just sell the future when C comes, then reverse the mint when it's over? Why did C bounce off America? Why did it pass through Japan? What will happen to the place it hits next? Is everyone going to learn from Japan's example and copy them? * If you pass on a deal, you lose half of your fortune. You need this money because it helps you win deals. Why not just pass every time? * You can teleport in the Financial District. Do you have to leave where you entered? Could you just start a courier service where you use the Financial District to send packages around the world with ease? * Do the flations have anything to do with the economic concepts they're named after? * Mikuni was propping up the economy by buying Japan's debt with Midas Money. Isn't the result pretty much the same as if Japan payed the debt by printing money or raising taxes? * Is Midas Money conserved in a deal? It doesn't sound like it from the description. When they talk about one entre losing money, does that mean it just goes to the other entre? * Why don't people give someone else all but one yen before a deal, and have them give it back through buying a share of their asset once the deal starts? That would ensure that anything short of bankruptcy would count as victory. * Why does the information broker act crazy? That is not generally a good way to ensure confidence. * What happens if neither entre does anything during a deal and it ends the way it starts? * Where does the money the entres are loaned at the beginning come from? Are the mints running constantly for this? * How were they feeding Midas Money back into the mint? Was it just taking money from everyone?
25th Jun '13 3:44:46 AM Ramidel
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** If someone wouldn't use Midas Money at all, then they wouldn't become an Entre in the first place.
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