Veruit de beste infographic die we dit jaar zagen. Aan de hand van 2 koeien worden alle politieke en economische systemen even in een paar zinnen neergezet. In 96 woorden wordt uitgelegd en getekend hoe speculerende banken de kredietcrisis veroorzaakten.
De bedenker van onderstaande lijst 'you have 2 cows' is Howard Lindzon, Canadees van geboorte. Dat was al grappig. Maar echt prachtig werd de uitleg van politieke systemen toen een vormgever er een verklarende infographic van maakte: Kylatomdesign uit Oregon. Het is inmiddels de meest populaire bijdrage in de categorie ‘Politics’ op de website Visual.ly
You have 2 cows.You give one to your neighbor.
You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.
You have 2 cows.The State takes both and sells you some milk.
You have 2 cows.The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other and then throws the milk away.
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.Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.
You have two cows.You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equityswap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back,with a tax exemption for five cows.The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.
A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.
AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don’t know where they are.You decide to have lunch.
A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5,000 cows. None of them belong to you.You charge the owners for storing them.
A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.You have 300 people milking them.You claim that you have full employment and high bovine productivity.You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.
AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.You worship them.
A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows. Both are mad.
AN IRAQI CORPORATION
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.You tell them that you have none. Nobody believes you, so they bomb the crap out of you and invade your country.You still have no cows but at least you are now a Democracy.
AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.Business seems pretty good.You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.
A GREEK CORPORATION
You have two cows borrowed from French and German banks.You eat both of them.The banks call to collect their milk, but you cannot deliver so you call the IMF.The IMF loans you two cows.You eat both of them.The banks and the IMF call to collect their cows/milk.You are out getting a haircut…
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ECONOMY IN ROMANIA
You have 2 horses. You sell them to Western Europe as… cows.
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