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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9060 on: April 16, 2023, 04:01:30 pm »

Are there any studies involving when giving someone $1 results in new production of goods or services, compared to just being involved in a trade?

For example, paying someone to build a house clearly results in creation of a new house.  But if you pay someone $1 for a book at a yard sale, or even buying $1 for something at retail, that is just trading existing goods.

So basically maybe, how many transactions does the average unit of money take before going to someone "making" something? So me buying retail is one transaction, then the retailer paying a distributor is a second, then the distributor paying the manufacturer, would be 3 transactions.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9061 on: April 16, 2023, 04:03:25 pm »

Does providing services count?
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« Reply #9062 on: April 16, 2023, 04:59:28 pm »

Hrm. I think services are a different but similar metric; I wouldn't lump them in with goods.
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« Reply #9063 on: April 16, 2023, 05:26:15 pm »

Interesting.

I heard that if you burn something, the carbon floating in the air will on average create 20 times more warmth by reflecting infrared until the carbon reabsorbed, than the actual fire did.

Still a little dubious how one could even go about knowing such a thing.


In my mind it's: every dollar created served to invoke a building or at least a car (yuck) and from there on out it's basically an entropic shitcycle except there's interest, so somehow there is less chairs as the game of musical chairs keeps getting bigger and bigger?! Not a satisfactory answer probably.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9064 on: April 16, 2023, 07:14:51 pm »

So the background I was thinking - say you want to fund some endeavor.  So you say take $1B that is just sitting around and hire people.  Those people go buy food, houses, etc. in general that already exists.

How many transactions are required for actual supply to increase?  That is - what's the lag between injecting funds into the economy and having an increase in supply (if any)?

In thinking about it, I think maybe you could look at services the same way, but services have an interesting behavior, in that a fixed labor supply has a wide range of demand it can serve with "instant" reaction time; consider a barber that can perform up to 5 haircuts per hour, and can stay in business so long as they perform 10 haircuts per day.  That means the "supply" of haircuts is instantaneously adjustable between 10 and 40 haircuts per day (for an 8 hour day). Once demand gets too high, the barber can probably raise prices, until a competing barber comes into town.  So I may argue that what you want to look at for services is the change in service providers, or change in service capacity, rather than just the change in number of haircuts or whatever, to measure the impact of "new funds on services."
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9065 on: April 16, 2023, 07:56:43 pm »

I don't even remotely remember the term for it, but what you're talking about is something studied in regards to stuff like welfare -- SNAP, that kind of thing. There's some kind of term of art for the delay between economic stimulus and second order effects like you seem to be talking about, though.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9066 on: April 16, 2023, 09:47:08 pm »

It's even more interesting when you ask "Who benefits from the economic stimulus of government assistance?"
Or "Where does the money get spent?"

It's a bit of a misnomer to think of government assistance as taking from the rich and giving to the poor.  One perpetrated by mass media owned by the rich.
Instead, the middle class pay the bulk of the taxes, those tax dollars fund the economic stimulus of the poor, and the poor spend their money on goods/services provided by companies owned by the rich.

You don't honestly believe the Rich would EVER allow themselves to Lose Money? HA.

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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9067 on: April 17, 2023, 01:39:31 am »

What kind of stories an odd themed story?
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« Reply #9068 on: April 17, 2023, 02:49:11 am »

What kind of stories an odd themed story?
I have no idea what you're wanting.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9069 on: April 17, 2023, 10:43:49 am »

Odd themed, themes.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9070 on: April 17, 2023, 12:38:40 pm »

But what is an odd themed theme
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9071 on: April 17, 2023, 01:06:11 pm »

G-rated donger themed houseparty would be pretty odd.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #9072 on: April 17, 2023, 01:11:00 pm »

There's no numbers in that theme
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« Reply #9073 on: April 17, 2023, 01:23:16 pm »

But what is an odd themed theme

Odd themed, themes.
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« Reply #9074 on: April 17, 2023, 01:29:36 pm »

But what is an odd themed theme
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