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12th Sep '17 9:22:34 AM Discar
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During one of the earlier episodes, Jennifer says financial districts are tied to how well a country is doing economically and '''obviously''' that means the Far Eastern Financial District has the most splendor. Except, oh, wait, you can clearly see at various times that other regions' economies are doing much better, even before C spreads. Add to the fact that even at the beginning of the show, Japan's economy is barely being propped up by considerable donations from a private backer. You don't really see that happening in other countries (although that doesn't mean it's not happening elsewhere too).

In the end, it just sounds like the writers were trying to make Japan look better than other countries/regions despite the fact that the story proves this wrong. It's just empty, wrong, and annoying boasting.
9th Aug '17 12:25:22 PM Phantom707
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During one of the earlier episodes, Jennifer says financial districts are tied to how well a country is doing economically and '''obviously''' that means the Far Eastern Financial District has the most splendor. Except, oh, wait, you can clearly see at various times that other regions' economies are doing much better, even before C spreads. Add to the fact that even at the beginning of the show, Japan's economy is barely being propped up by considerable donations from a private backer. You don't really see that happening in other countries (although that doesn't mean it's not happening elsewhere too).

In the end, it just sounds like the writers were trying to make Japan look better than other countries/regions despite the fact that the story proves this wrong. It's just empty, wrong, and annoying boasting.
17th Jul '16 3:38:23 AM Allan53
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** Also, you're looking at a simple Prisoners Dilemma situation. What would be stopping the receiving Entre to just keep the money then kick the giving Entre in the teeth, when the giver can't hit? And even if the giver does do a sell and is picked up by someone else, then that can only work for so long, and the receiver still has a huge chunk of additional money they can essentially burn on attacks for "free". And given that you usually have no reason whatsoever to trust this person, and the sheer cost of losing, it's a bad strategy.
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.
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